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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHEYENNE WY
400 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

...HEAVY MOUNTAIN SNOWS TO CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY...

...SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW LIKELY TO SIGNIFICANTLY IMPACT TRAVEL
ALONG THE INTERSTATE 80 CORRIDOR BETWEEN RAWLINS AND LARAMIE
THROUGH EARLY THIS MORNING...

.HEAVY MOUNTAIN SNOWS WILL CONTINUE OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS AS
MOIST WESTERLY FLOW ALOFT INTERACTS WITH THE TERRAIN. AN
ADDITIONAL 12 TO 18 INCHES OF SNOW IS LIKELY FOR THE SNOWY AND
SIERRA MADRE MOUNTAIN RANGES THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING. STORM TOTAL
ACCUMULATIONS MAY APPROACH 4 FEET ON WEST AND NORTHWEST FACING
SLOPES. MINIMAL SNOW AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED ELSEWHERE. HOWEVER...
GUSTY WINDS WILL COMBINE WITH SNOW TO PRODUCE VERY LOW
VISIBILITIES. THIS WILL BE ESPECIALLY TRUE IN AND AROUND
ARLINGTON...ALONG INTERSTATE 80 BETWEEN LARAMIE AND RAWLINS.
TRAVEL COULD BE HAZARDOUS THROUGH EARLY THIS MORNING.

WYZ112-114-221900-
/O.CON.KCYS.WS.W.0016.000000T0000Z-141223T1200Z/
SIERRA MADRE RANGE-SNOWY RANGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CENTENNIAL...ALBANY...WOODS LANDING
400 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST
TUESDAY...

* TIMING...HEAVY MOUNTAIN SNOWS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY
  MORNING.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...AN ADDITIONAL 12 TO 18 INCHES. TOTAL
  ACCUMULATIONS OF UP TO 4 FEET ARE POSSIBLE ON WEST AND NORTHWEST
  FACING SLOPES OF THE SNOWY AND SIERRA MADRE RANGES.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 55 MPH. NEAR
  WHITEOUT CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY IN FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL ALONG HIGHWAY 230 BETWEEN WOODS LANDING AND THE
  STATE LINE...AND BETWEEN ENCAMPMENT AND THE STATE LINE MAY BE
  IMPACTED BY THE WINTRY CONDITIONS. OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS PLANNING
  TO VENTURE OUT INTO THE HIGH COUNTRY WILL WANT TO EXERCISE
  EXTREME CAUTION TODAY AND TONIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS MEANS
SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.
SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL
DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP
AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT... FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE
OF AN EMERGENCY.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHEYENNE WY
400 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

...HEAVY MOUNTAIN SNOWS TO CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY...

...SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW LIKELY TO SIGNIFICANTLY IMPACT TRAVEL
ALONG THE INTERSTATE 80 CORRIDOR BETWEEN RAWLINS AND LARAMIE
THROUGH EARLY THIS MORNING...

.HEAVY MOUNTAIN SNOWS WILL CONTINUE OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS AS
MOIST WESTERLY FLOW ALOFT INTERACTS WITH THE TERRAIN. AN
ADDITIONAL 12 TO 18 INCHES OF SNOW IS LIKELY FOR THE SNOWY AND
SIERRA MADRE MOUNTAIN RANGES THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING. STORM TOTAL
ACCUMULATIONS MAY APPROACH 4 FEET ON WEST AND NORTHWEST FACING
SLOPES. MINIMAL SNOW AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED ELSEWHERE. HOWEVER...
GUSTY WINDS WILL COMBINE WITH SNOW TO PRODUCE VERY LOW
VISIBILITIES. THIS WILL BE ESPECIALLY TRUE IN AND AROUND
ARLINGTON...ALONG INTERSTATE 80 BETWEEN LARAMIE AND RAWLINS.
TRAVEL COULD BE HAZARDOUS THROUGH EARLY THIS MORNING.

WYZ110-111-221500-
/O.EXT.KCYS.WS.W.0016.000000T0000Z-141222T1500Z/
NORTH SNOWY RANGE FOOTHILLS-SOUTHWEST CARBON COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ARLINGTON...ELK MOUNTAIN...BAGGS...
DIXON
400 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM MST THIS
MORNING...

* TIMING...GUSTY WINDS AND OCCASIONAL SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE
  TO RESULT IN PERIODIC VISIBILITY REDUCTIONS THROUGH EARLY THIS
  MORNING.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...LESS THAN ONE INCH OF ADDITIONAL
  SNOWFALL.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...WIND GUSTS BETWEEN 30 AND 40 MPH COULD CAUSE
  VISIBILITIES UNDER ONE QUARTER OF A MILE IN BLOWING SNOW.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL ALONG INTERSTATE 80 IN THE ARLINGTON AREA
  BETWEEN LARAMIE AND RAWLINS WILL BECOME VERY HAZARDOUS. NEAR
  WHITEOUT CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITH POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
  DRIFTING OVER THE ROADWAY. ROADS WILL BECOME SLICK AND SNOW
  COVERED AS WELL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS MEANS
SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.
SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL
DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP
AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT... FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE
OF AN EMERGENCY.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
513 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

COZ031-033-034-222015-
/O.CON.KBOU.WS.W.0013.000000T0000Z-141223T0700Z/
WEST JACKSON AND WEST GRAND COUNTIES ABOVE 9000 FEET-
SOUTH AND EAST JACKSON/LARIMER/NORTH AND NORTHEAST GRAND/
NORTHWEST BOULDER COUNTIES ABOVE 9000 FEET-
SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST GRAND/WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST BOULDER/
GILPIN/CLEAR CREEK/SUMMIT/NORTH AND WEST PARK COUNTIES ABOVE
9000 FEET-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...
EAST SLOPES PARK AND NORTHERN GORE RANGES...GORE PASS...
RABBIT EARS PASS...CAMERON PASS...
LARAMIE AND MEDICINE BOW MOUNTAINS...RABBIT EARS RANGE...
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK...WILLOW CREEK PASS...
BERTHOUD PASS...BRECKENRIDGE...EAST SLOPES MOSQUITO RANGE...
EAST SLOPES SOUTHERN GORE RANGE...EISENHOWER TUNNEL...
INDIAN PEAKS...KENOSHA MOUNTAINS...MOUNT EVANS...
WILLIAMS FORK MOUNTAINS...WINTER PARK
513 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST
TONIGHT...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE IN MOST HIGH COUNTRY LOCALES THROUGH
  TODAY AND INTO THE EVENING...DECREASING AFTER MIDNIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...14 TO 24 INCHES.

* WIND/VISIBILITY...AREAS OF 20 TO 40 MPH WINDS WILL OCCUR...MAINLY
  ABOVE TIMBERLINE WITH SOME GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH IN THE
  HIGHEST EXPOSED AREAS. VISIBILITIES WILL DROP WELL BELOW A MILE
  IN THE WORST CONDITIONS.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL IN THE COLORADO HIGH COUNTRY WILL BE SLOW AND
  DIFFICULT TODAY AS ROADS REMAIN SNOW PACKED.

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
327 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

...DEVELOPING WINTER STORM WILL BRING SNOW AND GUSTY WINDS TO
   MUCH OF THE AREA THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY...

.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE FROM NORTHEAST MONTANA THIS
MORNING TO CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA AND CENTRAL NEBRASKA BY THIS
AFTERNOON...THEN INTO THE MIDWEST TONIGHT. AREAS OF RAIN WILL
CHANGE OVER TO SNOW TODAY AS COLDER AIR CONTINUES TO MOVE
IN...HOWEVER A LULL IN THE RAIN AND SNOW IS EXPECTED THIS MORNING
INTO THE AFTERNOON. GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS WILL PRODUCE BLOWING
SNOW LATER TODAY AND TONIGHT ON THE PLAINS AND ENHANCE UPSLOPE
SNOWFALL OVER THE NORTHERN BLACK HILLS. HEAVIER SNOWFALL IS
EXPECTED ACROSS THE AREA TONIGHT AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING. SNOW WILL END LATE TUESDAY MORNING OR EARLY TUESDAY
AFTERNOON AS DRIER AIR MOVES IN.

SNOWFALL TOTALS ARE FORECAST TO BE IN THE 6 TO 12 INCH RANGE
ACROSS MUCH OF THE NORTHERN BLACK HILLS AND WYOMING BLACK HILLS...
WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ACROSS THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS. ON THE
PLAINS...2 TO 6 INCHES ARE EXPECTED IN MOST AREAS.

SDZ024-WYZ057-221900-
/O.CON.KUNR.WS.W.0011.000000T0000Z-141223T1900Z/
NORTHERN BLACK HILLS-WYOMING BLACK HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LEAD...DEADWOOD...SUNDANCE...
FOUR CORNERS
327 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MST
TUESDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MST TUESDAY.

* TIMING...HEAVIER SNOWFALL WILL DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON OR EARLY
  THIS EVENING AND CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING.

* MAIN HAZARD...6 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW ACCUMULATION...WITH HIGHER
  AMOUNTS LIKELY ACROSS THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS FROM O`NEIL PASS TO
  TERRY PEAK. AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW CAN ALSO BE
  EXPECTED.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BECOME HAZARDOUS ACROSS THE AREA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS AND GUSTY WINDS WILL CREATE DANGEROUS CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
309 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

CORRECTED COLORADO ZONE 3 TO REMOVE WINTER STORM WARNING WORDING

...DANGEROUS CONDITIONS IN THE HIGH COUNTRY TODAY...

.STRONG WINDS THIS MORNING WILL INCREASE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON
HOURS AS MOUNTAIN WIND GUSTS EXCEED 75 MPH. WIDESPREAD BLOWING
AND DRIFTING SNOW AND DOWNED TREES WILL MAKE TRAVEL EXTREMELY
HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

COZ004-013-221815-
/O.CON.KGJT.WS.W.0019.000000T0000Z-141223T0700Z/
ELKHEAD AND PARK MOUNTAINS-FLATTOPS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TOPONAS...BUFORD...TRAPPERS LAKE
309 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST
TONIGHT...

* TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES...WILL CONTINUE
  THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...18 TO 24 INCHES.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH.

* IMPACTS...ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL RESULT IN ICY AND SNOW PACKED
  ROADS AND HIGHWAYS INCLUDING RABBIT EARS PASS. THE COMBINATION
  OF SNOW...BLOWING SNOW AND FOG WILL LIMIT VISIBILITY BELOW 1
  MILE IN NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
309 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

CORRECTED COLORADO ZONE 3 TO REMOVE WINTER STORM WARNING WORDING

...DANGEROUS CONDITIONS IN THE HIGH COUNTRY TODAY...

.STRONG WINDS THIS MORNING WILL INCREASE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON
HOURS AS MOUNTAIN WIND GUSTS EXCEED 75 MPH. WIDESPREAD BLOWING
AND DRIFTING SNOW AND DOWNED TREES WILL MAKE TRAVEL EXTREMELY
HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

COZ005-221815-
/O.CON.KGJT.WS.W.0019.000000T0000Z-141223T0100Z/
UPPER YAMPA RIVER BASIN-
309 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST THIS
EVENING...

* TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES...WILL CONTINUE
  THROUGH LATE THIS AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...10 TO 14 INCHES.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* IMPACTS...ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL RESULT IN ICY AND SNOW PACKED
  ROADS AND HIGHWAYS. THE COMBINATION OF SNOW...BLOWING AND
  DRIFTING SNOW AND FOG WILL LIMIT VISIBILITY BELOW 1 MILE AT
  TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
309 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

CORRECTED COLORADO ZONE 3 TO REMOVE WINTER STORM WARNING WORDING

...DANGEROUS CONDITIONS IN THE HIGH COUNTRY TODAY...

.STRONG WINDS THIS MORNING WILL INCREASE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON
HOURS AS MOUNTAIN WIND GUSTS EXCEED 75 MPH. WIDESPREAD BLOWING
AND DRIFTING SNOW AND DOWNED TREES WILL MAKE TRAVEL EXTREMELY
HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

COZ002-221815-
/O.CON.KGJT.WS.W.0019.000000T0000Z-141223T0700Z/
CENTRAL YAMPA RIVER BASIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CRAIG...HAYDEN...MEEKER
309 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST
TONIGHT...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE TODAY. THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL BE
  FOCUSED EAST OF HIGHWAY 13.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...4 TO 8 INCHES.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* IMPACTS...ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL RESULT IN ICY AND SNOW PACKED
  ROADS AND HIGHWAYS ESPECIALLY HIGHWAYS 13 AND 40. THE
  COMBINATION OF SNOW...DRIFTING SNOW AND FOG WILL LIMIT
  VISIBILITY BELOW 1 MILE AT TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

&&

$$

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