Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHEYENNE WY
415 AM MST THU DEC 25 2014

...WINTER STORM SYSTEM TO IMPACT THE REGION TODAY AND TONIGHT...

.A WINTER STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION
TODAY AND NIGHT. THIS STORM SYSTEM WILL PRODUCE ACCUMULATING SNOW
AND GUSTY WINDS ACROSS THE REGION. 5 TO 8 INCHES IS GENERALLY
EXPECTED OUTSIDE OF THE MOUNTAINS IN SOUTHEAST WYOMING...WHILE 2
TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW IS LIKELY ACROSS THE NEBRASKA PANHANDLE.
UPWARDS OF A FOOT OF SNOW LIKELY INTO THE SNOWY AND SIERRA MADRE
RANGES. SNOW WILL TAPER OFF LATE TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY AS THE STORM
SYSTEM MOVES EAST INTO THE PLAINS.

WYZ101-104-105-109>114-260000-
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CONVERSE COUNTY LOWER ELEVATIONS-FERRIS/SEMINOE/SHIRLEY MOUNTAINS-
SHIRLEY BASIN-CENTRAL CARBON COUNTY-NORTH SNOWY RANGE FOOTHILLS-
SOUTHWEST CARBON COUNTY-SIERRA MADRE RANGE-
UPPER NORTH PLATTE RIVER BASIN-SNOWY RANGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DOUGLAS...GLENROCK...MUDDY GAP...
MEDICINE BOW...RAWLINS...SINCLAIR...HANNA...ARLINGTON...
ELK MOUNTAIN...BAGGS...DIXON...SARATOGA...ENCAMPMENT...
RIVERSIDE...CENTENNIAL...ALBANY...WOODS LANDING
415 AM MST THU DEC 25 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING
TO 5 AM MST FRIDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP OVER SOUTH CENTRAL WYOMING THIS
  MORNING AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT. SNOW MAY BE HEAVY AT
  TIMES THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 8 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
  AMOUNTS POSSIBLE. AROUND 12 INCHES FOR THE SNOWY AND SIERRA
  MADRE RANGES.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS WILL INCREASE THIS
  AFTERNOON WITH GUSTS OF 20 TO 30 MPH. VISIBILITIES WILL DROP TO
  AROUND ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES DUE TO FALLING SNOW AND AREAS OF
  BLOWING SNOW.

* IMPACTS...THOSE TRAVELING THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TONIGHT WILL
  EXPERIENCE VERY HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS AS SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW
  SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE VISIBILITIES AND COVER ROADWAYS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

AVOID TRAVEL IN THE WARNING AREA. IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO TRAVEL
IN THE WARNING AREA...LISTEN TO THE LATEST WEATHER FORECAST AND
CONSIDER TRAVELING AT ANOTHER TIME OR BY ANOTHER ROUTE. IF YOU
MUST TRAVEL IN THE WARNING AREA...USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN
APPROACHING AND DRIVING OVER RAILROAD CROSSINGS...TAKE ALONG A
WINTER SURVIVAL KIT. IF YOU BECOME STRANDED IN A RURAL AREA...
STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE UNTIL HELP ARRIVES. TO KEEP WARM IN YOUR
VEHICLE...RUN YOUR ENGINE 10 MINUTES EACH HOUR...AND MAKE SURE
THE EXHAUST PIPE IS CLEAR OF SNOW TO AVOID CARBON MONOXIDE
POISONING.

&&

$$

WYZ106-107-115>119-260000-
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CENTRAL LARAMIE RANGE AND SOUTHWEST PLATTE COUNTY-
EAST PLATTE COUNTY-LARAMIE VALLEY-SOUTH LARAMIE RANGE-
SOUTH LARAMIE RANGE FOOTHILLS-CENTRAL LARAMIE COUNTY-
EAST LARAMIE COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BORDEAUX...GLENDO...WHEATLAND...
CHUGWATER...GUERNSEY...LARAMIE...VEDAUWOO...BUFORD...
PUMPKIN VINE...HORSE CREEK...HARRIMAN...WHITAKER...CHEYENNE...
BURNS...CARPENTER...ALBIN...PINE BLUFFS
415 AM MST THU DEC 25 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING
TO 5 AM MST FRIDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP OVER SOUTHEAST WYOMING BY EARLY
  AFTERNOON AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT. SNOW WILL BE HEAVY
  AT TIMES IN THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EVENING...ESPECIALLY IN AND
  NEAR THE SOUTHERN LARAMIE RANGE AND ALONG THE CHEYENNE RIDGE.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...5 TO 8 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
  AMOUNTS POSSIBLE. 8 TO 12 INCHES POSSIBLE IN THE SOUTHERN
  LARAMIE RANGE AND EASTERN FOOTHILLS.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS OF 15 TO 20 MPH
  WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH WILL COMBINE WITH FALLING SNOW TO REDUCE
  VISIBILITIES TO LESS THAT ONE HALF MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS...THOSE TRAVELING LATE AFTERNOON THROUGH TONIGHT WILL
  EXPERIENCE VERY HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS. TRAVEL MAY EVEN
  BECOME IMPOSSIBLE AS HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW SIGNIFICANTLY
  REDUCE VISIBILITIES AND DRIFTING OCCURS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

AVOID TRAVEL IN THE WARNING AREA. IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO TRAVEL
IN THE WARNING AREA...LISTEN TO THE LATEST WEATHER FORECAST AND
CONSIDER TRAVELING AT ANOTHER TIME OR BY ANOTHER ROUTE. IF YOU
MUST TRAVEL IN THE WARNING AREA...USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN
APPROACHING AND DRIVING OVER RAILROAD CROSSINGS...TAKE ALONG A
WINTER SURVIVAL KIT. IF YOU BECOME STRANDED IN A RURAL AREA...
STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE UNTIL HELP ARRIVES. TO KEEP WARM IN YOUR
VEHICLE...RUN YOUR ENGINE 10 MINUTES EACH HOUR...AND MAKE SURE
THE EXHAUST PIPE IS CLEAR OF SNOW TO AVOID CARBON MONOXIDE
POISONING.

&&

$$

NEZ002-003-019>021-054-055-095-096-WYZ102-103-108-260000-
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DAWES-BOX BUTTE-SCOTTS BLUFF-BANNER-MORRILL-KIMBALL-CHEYENNE-
NORTH SIOUX-SOUTH SIOUX-NIOBRARA COUNTY-NORTH LARAMIE RANGE-
GOSHEN COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CHADRON...ALLIANCE...SCOTTSBLUFF...
GERING...HARRISBURG...BRIDGEPORT...BAYARD...KIMBALL...SIDNEY...
HARRISON...AGATE...LUSK...TORRINGTON
415 AM MST THU DEC 25 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS
MORNING TO 5 AM MST FRIDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP ACROSS EAST CENTRAL WYOMING THIS
  MORNING AND SPREAD INTO THE NEBRASKA PANHANDLE THROUGH THE
  AFTERNOON. SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE EVENING BEFORE
  TAPERING OFF FROM NORTH TO SOUTH LATE TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY
  MORNING.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 5 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
  AMOUNTS.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS OF 15 TO 20 MPH WITH
  GUSTS TO 30 MPH WILL COMBINE WITH FALLING SNOW TO REDUCE
  VISIBILITIES TO LESS THAN ONE HALF MILE.

* IMPACTS...THOSE TRAVELING THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TONIGHT WILL
  EXPERIENCE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS AS SNOW AND BLOWING
  SNOW SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE VISIBILITIES AND COVER ROADWAYS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT
VISIBILITIES WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO A COMBINATION OF FALLING AND
BLOWING SNOW. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN
AREAS AND WHEN APPROACHING AND DRIVING OVER RAILROAD CROSSINGS.

&&

$$



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