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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Cheyenne WY
1040 AM MDT Tue May 16 2017

...LATE SEASON WINTER STORM EXPECTED FOR THE MOUNTAINS THURSDAY
AND FRIDAY...

.A strong Pacific storm system is expected to move towards the
area on Wednesday with rain changing to snow Wednesday night above
7000 feet. Unseasonably cold air will settle over the region late
this week with accumulating snow, possibly heavy at times,
expected through Friday.

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North Laramie Range-North Snowy Range Foothills-Snowy Range-
South Laramie Range-
Including the cities of Garrett, Arlington, Elk Mountain,
Centennial, Albany, Buford, Pumpkin Vine, and Vedauwoo
1040 AM MDT Tue May 16 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

The National Weather Service in Cheyenne has issued a Winter
Storm Watch, which is in effect from late Wednesday night through
Friday afternoon.

* TIMING...Steady rain or rain/snow mix beginning Wednesday night.
  Any rain will quickly change to snow by Thursday morning.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...Over 12 inches possible.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...North to northeast winds between 15 to 25 mph
  with occasional higher gusts. Visibilities likely below one half
  mile at times.

* IMPACTS...Slushy and snow packed roadways will create hazardous
  travel conditions. Dangerous travel conditions are possible
  above 7500 feet. Road conditions may improve for a time Thursday
  afternoon, but are expected to deteriorate quickly Thursday
  night.

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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