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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Riverton WY
334 PM MDT Wed Apr 19 2017

...Another significant snowfall event slated for much of the
Northern and Central Mountains for Thursday night through Friday
night...

.The combination of a strong upper Pacific trough and a mid level
low pressure center may produce significant amounts of snowfall
to the Absaroka, Wind River, and Big Horn Mountains from Thursday
night through Friday night.

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Wind River Mountains West-Wind River Mountains East-
334 PM MDT Wed Apr 19 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Riverton has issued a Winter
Storm Watch, which is in effect from Thursday evening through
Friday evening.

* TIMING...Snow showers will begin around mid day Thursday with
  the snow levels hovering around 8500 feet. After sundown
Thursday evening, the snow levels should lower to 7500 feet and
become steadier and heavier. Snow, heavy at times, may continue
for the rest of Thursday night, Friday and into Friday evening.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION...6 to 12 inches possible.

* MAIN IMPACT...Highways may become slick and snow packed,
  including South Pass and Togwotee Pass. Visibility may lower to
  around 1/4 of a mile in heavier snowfall.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A winter storm watch means there is a potential for significant
snow and/or blowing snow that may impact travel. Continue to
monitor the latest forecasts.

&&

$$

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Absaroka Mountains-
334 PM MDT Wed Apr 19 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Riverton has issued a Winter
Storm Watch, which is in effect from Thursday evening through
Friday evening.

* TIMING...Snow showers will begin around mid day Thursday with
  the snow levels hovering around 8500 feet. After sundown
Thursday evening, the snow levels should lower to 7500 feet and
become steadier and heavier. Snow, heavy at times, may continue
for the rest of Thursday night, Friday and into Friday evening.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION...6 to 14 inches with local amounts of
  up to 17 inches possible.

* MAIN IMPACT...Highways may become slick and snow packed
  including Highway 14 16 20 west out of Cody as well as the Chief
  Joseph Highway or Highway 296. Visibility may lower to around
  1/4 of a mile in heavier snowfall.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A winter storm watch means there is a potential for significant
snow and/or blowing snow that may impact travel. Continue to
monitor the latest forecasts.

&&

$$

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Bighorn Mountains West-Bighorn Mountains Southeast-
334 PM MDT Wed Apr 19 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH
LATE FRIDAY NIGHT...

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

* TIMING...Snow showers will begin around sun down on Thursday
  evening with the snow levels hovering around 8500 feet. After
  midnight Thursday night, the snow levels should lower to 7500
  feet and become steadier and heavier. Snow, heavy at times, may
  continue for through Friday and Friday night.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION...6 to 14 inches with local amounts of
  15 to 21 inches above 9000 feet possible.

* MAIN IMPACT...Highways may become slick and snow packed
  including Highway 16 over Powder River Pass and Highway 14 over
  Granite Pass. Visibility may lower to around 1/4 of a mile in
  heavier snowfall.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A winter storm watch means there is a potential for significant
snow and/or blowing snow that may impact travel. Continue to
monitor the latest forecasts.

&&

$$

TEAM RIVERTON


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