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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
258 PM MDT FRI MAY 6 2016

...HEAVY SNOW TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT ABOVE 8500 FEET...

.HEAVY SNOW WILL FALL ACROSS THE WIND RIVER AND ABSAROKA
MOUNTAINS TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT ABOVE 8500 FEET. BELOW
8500 SNOW WILL MIX WITH RAIN AND ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE MUCH
LIGHTER. THE WIDESPREAD SNOW IN THE HIGHER MOUNTAINS WILL HAVE
EMBEDDED AFTERNOON AND EVENING THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING BURSTS OF
HAIL AND SNOW WITH SNOWFALL RATES OF 2 TO 3 INCHES AN HOUR
POSSIBLE.

WYZ014-015-071000-
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WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS WEST-WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS EAST-
258 PM MDT FRI MAY 6 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MDT SUNDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL FALL THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT WITH EMBEDDED
  AFTERNOON AND EVENING THUNDERSTORMS ON TOP OF THE WIDESPREAD
  SNOW WITH SNOWFALL RATES OF 2 TO 3 INCHES AN HOUR POSSIBLE.

* SNOWFALL...ACCUMULATIONS OF 15 TO 30 INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED.

* MAIN IMPACT...PEOPLE HIKING AND CAMPING IN THE MOUNTAINS WILL
  SEE A LONG DURATION HEAVY SNOW EVENT. IF NOT PREPARED FOR THE
  COLD HEAVY SNOW...HYPOTHERMIA MAY OCCUR.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.  SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF
SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN
AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

&&

$$

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ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS-
258 PM MDT FRI MAY 6 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MDT SUNDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL FALL THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT WITH EMBEDDED
  AFTERNOON AND EVENING THUNDERSTORMS ON TOP OF THE WIDESPREAD
  SNOW WITH SNOWFALL RATES OF 2 TO 3 INCHES AN HOUR POSSIBLE.

* SNOWFALL...ACCUMULATIONS OF 10 TO 20 INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED
  IN THE SOUTHERN ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS WITH LESS THAN 10 INCHES IN
  THE NORTH.

* MAIN IMPACT...PEOPLE HIKING AND CAMPING IN THE MOUNTAINS WILL
  SEE A LONG DURATION HEAVY SNOW EVENT. IF NOT PREPARED FOR THE
  COLD HEAVY SNOW...HYPOTHERMIA MAY OCCUR.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.  SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF
SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN
AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

&&

$$

C.BAKER



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