Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Cheyenne, WY

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHEYENNE WY
244 AM MST FRI DEC 19 2014

...HEAVY SNOW SET TO RETURN TO THE SOUTHEAST WYOMING MOUNTAINS
LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY...

.A VERY MOIST PACIFIC AIR MASS WILL COMBINE WITH STRONG WEST WINDS
TO SET THE STAGE FOR A PROLONGED UPSLOPE SNOW EVENT ALONG THE WEST
SLOPE OF THE SIERRA MADRE AND SNOWY RANGES. SNOW WILL BEGIN TO
FALL SATURDAY NIGHT WITH RATES INCREASING SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY.
SNOWFALL TOTALS IN EXCESS OF 1 TO 2 FEET WILL BE POSSIBLE DURING
THIS PERIOD. THE COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS AND HEAVY SNOW WOULD
MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT TO IMPOSSIBLE IN AND AROUND THE MOUNTAINS.

WYZ112-114-192300-
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SIERRA MADRE RANGE-SNOWY RANGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CENTENNIAL...ALBANY...WOODS LANDING
244 AM MST FRI DEC 19 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH
MONDAY AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHEYENNE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH
MONDAY AFTERNOON.

* TIMING...LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...UP TO 1 TO 2 FEET...WITH LOCALLY
  HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE ALONG WEST SLOPES.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...VISIBILITIES MAY BE REDUCED TO BELOW ONE HALF
  MILE IN FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL ALONG HIGHWAY 230 BETWEEN WOODS LANDING AND THE
  STATELINE AND BETWEEN ENCAMPMENT AND THE STATELINE MAY BE
  IMPACTED BY THESE WINTRY CONDITIONS. OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS
  VENTURING INTO THE HIGH COUNTRY WILL WANT TO USE EXTREME CAUTION
  SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

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HAHN


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