Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
233 PM MDT TUE SEP 9 2014

...LATE SUMMER SNOWSTORM ACROSS PARTS OF NORTHERN WYOMING
WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...

.PART ONE OF A TWO PART STORM SYSTEM WILL IMPACT THE FAR NORTHERN
MOUNTAINS TONIGHT WITH A PERIOD OF SNOW BUT MAINLY AT AND ABOVE
PASS LEVEL OR 9000 TO 10000 FEET. A STRONGER AND MUCH COLDER
SYSTEM WILL ARRIVE WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH THURSDAY.
SNOW LEVELS WILL DROP WEDNESDAY NIGHT TO THE VALLEY FLOOR WITH
SNOW POTENTIALLY BECOMING HEAVY AT TIMES. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF
AND END BY THURSDAY EVENING.

WYZ002-101200-
/O.NEW.KRIW.WS.A.0010.140911T0000Z-140912T0000Z/
ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS-
233 PM MDT TUE SEP 9 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RIVERTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* SUMMARY AND TIMING...THE FIRST ROUND OF SNOW WILL HIT THE
  NORTHERN ABSAROKAS TONIGHT BUT MAINLY ABOVE 9000 TO 10000 FEET.
  A MORE SIGNIFICANT PERIOD OF SNOW IS EXPECTED WEDNESDAY NIGHT
  AND THURSDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 3 INCHES TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY BUT
  MAINLY ON THE BEARTOOTH PLATEAU ABOVE 9500 TO 10000 FEET. FOUR
  TO 8 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY ON THE
  BEARTOOTH PLATEAU AND EAST SLOPE OF THE ABSAROKAS WITH LOCALLY
  HIGHER AMOUNTS ON BEARTOOTH PASS.

* WIND AND VISIBILITY...NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH VISIBILITIES UNDER
  ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS...BEARTOOTH PASS WILL LIKELY RECEIVE SIGNIFICANT SNOW
  FROM THIS SYSTEM AND THE ROAD MAY BECOME EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AS
  IT GETS SNOW COVERED WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY ESPECIALLY.
  TRAVELLERS...RANCHERS AND OTHERS WITH OUTDOOR INTERESTS SHOULD
  PREPARE NOW FOR THIS ABRUPT CHANGE TO WINTER LIKE CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMEMBER...A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE
FOR HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH AREA.

THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS PROVIDED BY THE WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF
TRANSPORTATION ARE AVAILABLE BY CALLING 5-1-1 OR ON THE INTERNET
AT WYOROAD.INFO.

&&

$$

WYZ008-009-101200-
/O.NEW.KRIW.WS.A.0010.140911T0000Z-140912T0000Z/
BIGHORN MOUNTAINS WEST-BIGHORN MOUNTAINS SOUTHEAST-
233 PM MDT TUE SEP 9 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RIVERTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* SUMMARY AND TIMING...THE FIRST ROUND OF SNOW WILL HIT THE
  NORTHERN BIGHORNS TONIGHT BUT MAINLY ABOVE 9000 TO 10000 FEET. A
  MORE SIGNIFICANT PERIOD OF SNOW IS EXPECTED WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND
  THURSDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 4 INCHES TONIGHT ABOVE 9000 TO 10000
  FEET WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS AND THEN A MORE SIGNIFICANT AND
  WIDESPREAD 6 TO 12 INCHES WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY WITH
  LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS IN THE NORTH PART OF THE RANGE.

* WIND AND VISIBILITY...NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH VISIBILITIES UNDER
  ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS...GRANITE AND POWDER RIVER PASS WILL LIKELY RECEIVE
  SIGNIFICANT SNOW FROM THIS SYSTEM AND AREA PASSES MAY BECOME
  EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AS THEY GET SNOW COVERED WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND
  THURSDAY ESPECIALLY. EVEN TONIGHT...THE HIGHER PARTS OF THE
  PASSES COULD BECOME BRIEFLY SNOW COVERED NEAR THE TOP.
  TRAVELLERS ...RANCHERS AND OTHERS WITH OUTDOOR INTERESTS SHOULD
  PREPARE NOW FOR THIS ABRUPT CHANGE TO WINTER LIKE CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMEMBER...A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE
FOR HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH AREA.

THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS PROVIDED BY THE WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF
TRANSPORTATION ARE AVAILABLE BY CALLING 5-1-1 OR ON THE INTERNET
AT WYOROAD.INFO.

&&

$$

WYZ010-101200-
/O.NEW.KRIW.WS.A.0010.140911T0600Z-140912T0000Z/
NORTHEAST JOHNSON COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...BUFFALO
233 PM MDT TUE SEP 9 2014

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RIVERTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT
THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* SUMMARY AND TIMING...A COLD STORM SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO SETTLE
  INTO THE AREA OVER THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS. RAIN WHICH WILL FALL AT
  TIMES TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY WILL LIKELY CHANGEOVER TO SNOW LATER
  WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH THE DAY THURSDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 6 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS
  UP TO 8 INCHES NEAR THE FOOTHILLS.

* WIND AND VISIBILITY...NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH AND GUSTY WITH
  VISIBILITIES UNDER ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS...AREA ROADS MAY BECOME SLUSHY TO SLICK AT
  TIMES...ESPECIALLY DURING PERIODS OF HEAVIER SNOWFALL.
  TRAVELLERS...RANCHERS AND OTHERS WITH OUTDOOR INTERESTS SHOULD
  PREPARE NOW FOR THE ABRUPT CHANGE TO WINTER LIKE CONDITIONS OVER
  THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMEMBER...A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE
FOR HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH AREA.

THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS PROVIDED BY THE WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF
TRANSPORTATION ARE AVAILABLE BY CALLING 5-1-1 OR ON THE INTERNET
AT WYOROAD.INFO.

&&

$$

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