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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
848 PM MDT FRI SEP 23 2016

...SIGNIFICANT HIGH ELEVATION SNOWFALL EXPECTED ACROSS THE
BIGHORN MOUNTAINS THROUGH THE DAY SATURDAY...

.A LARGE DEEP MOIST UPPER LEVEL LOW WILL TRACK ACROSS WYOMING
TONIGHT...WITH STRONG RAPID CYCLOGENESIS OCCURRING OVER THE HIGH
PLAINS TO THE EAST. THIS CYCLONE IS KEEPING DEEPER MOISTURE PUMPED
BACK INTO PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND NORTH CENTRAL WYOMING...
INCLUDING THE BIGHORN MOUNTAINS. SNOW LEVELS WILL DROP FROM NEAR
10000 FEET EARLY THIS EVENING TO AROUND 8000 TO 8500 FEET BY
SUNRISE SATURDAY. EXPECT MODERATE TO OCCASIONALLY HEAVY SNOW AT
TIMES.

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BIGHORN MOUNTAINS WEST-BIGHORN MOUNTAINS SOUTHEAST-
848 PM MDT FRI SEP 23 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT
SATURDAY...

* SNOWFALL...SNOWFALL OF 4 TO 10 INCHES...WITH LOCALIZED AREAS
  ACROSS THE HIGHEST TERRAIN SEEING UP TO A FOOT OF SNOW...WILL
  BE POSSIBLE BY LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT
  ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE FOUND ACROSS THE NORTHERN HALF OF THE
  BIGHORN MOUNTAINS AFTER SUNRISE SATURDAY.

* IMPACTS...HUNTERS AND OTHER OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS SHOULD BE
  PREPARED FOR HEAVY WET SNOWFALL AND COLDER TEMPERATURES.
  HYPOTHERMIA WILL BE POSSIBLE. TRAVEL ALONG MOUNTAIN PASSES
  WILL BECOME SLICK AT TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS PERIODS OF SNOW WILL
CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED
AND SLICK ROADS WITH LIMITED VISIBILITIES. SLOW DOWN... AND ALLOW
EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION. CHECK THE LATEST ROAD
CONDITIONS AT WYOROAD.INFO OR BY DIALING 5 1 1.

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