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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
1013 PM MDT SUN MAY 24 2015

...LATE SPRING SNOW FOR PORTIONS OF THE BIGHORN MOUNTAINS...

.A LARGE SLOW MOVING UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE MOVING ACROSS CENTRAL
WYOMING HAS BROUGHT PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW TO THE HIGH
ELEVATIONS OF THE BIGHORN MOUNTAINS...AND WILL CONTINUE INTO
MONDAY MORNING.

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BIGHORN MOUNTAINS WEST-BIGHORN MOUNTAINS SOUTHEAST-
1013 PM MDT SUN MAY 24 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM MDT MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RIVERTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR HEAVY WET SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM
MDT MONDAY.

* SUMMARY AND TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CONTINUE
  OVERNIGHT...HOWEVER...THE HEAVIEST SNOW HAS ALREADY FALLEN.
  HIGHWAY 16 AND POWDER RIVER PASS HAS JUST CLOSED DUE TO WINTER
  CONDITIONS NEAR THE SUMMIT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS SO FAR...4 TO 6 INCHES...WITH A FEW ISOLATED
  LOCATIONS ABOVE 9000 FEET RECEIVING UP TO 8 INCHES OF SNOW.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...5 TO 9 INCHES...ESPECIALLY ABOVE 9000 FEET.

* WIND AND VISIBILITY...NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH. VISIBILITY WILL BE
  REDUCED TO UNDER ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES IN SNOW AND FOG.

* IMPACTS...MOTORISTS SHOULD MONITOR FOR CHANGING TRAVEL
  CONDITIONS...INCLUDING POWDER RIVER AND GRANITE PASSES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW AND BLOWING
SNOW WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY
ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

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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