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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
243 AM MST TUE MAR 3 2015

...WINTER STORM TO CONTINUE TO IMPACT THE REGION TODAY...

.A SHARP COLD FRONT WITH WIDESPREAD SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL
MOVE SOUTH THIS MORNING. SNOW...LOW WIND CHILLS...AND AREAS OF
GUSTY WIND AND BLOWING SNOW WILL AFFECT AREAS MAINLY EAST OF THE
DIVIDE THROUGH THE LATE AFTERNOON HOURS.

WYZ019-020-022-040100-
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GREEN MOUNTAINS AND RATTLESNAKE RANGE-
NATRONA COUNTY LOWER ELEVATIONS-CASPER MOUNTAIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...JEFFREY CITY...CASPER
243 AM MST TUE MAR 3 2015

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

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

* SUMMARY AND TIMING...MODERATE TO OCCASIONALLY HEAVY SNOW THROUGH
  THE MID- MORNING HOURS WITH SNOW MAINLY BECOMING LIGHT THIS
  AFTERNOON...TAPERING OFF THIS EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...AS OF MIDNIGHT...SNOWFALL AROUND 9.5
  INCHES WAS REPORTED IN CASPER...WITH 14 INCHES NOTED OVER CASPER
  MOUNTAIN.

* ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL...ANOTHER 2 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOWFALL WILL BE
  POSSIBLE ACROSS THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF NATRONA COUNTY AND THE
  GREEN AND RATTLESNAKE RANGE. 3 TO 5 ADDITIONAL INCHES OF
  SNOWFALL WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER CASPER MOUNTAIN.

* WIND AND VISIBILITY...NORTH WIND 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND
  40 MPH TODAY. AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW WILL DROP VISIBILITY BELOW
  ONE MILE TODAY. WIND CHILLS WILL BE NEAR 20 BELOW ZERO AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS...SNOWFALL WILL CREATE SNOW PACKED ROADWAYS RESULTING IN
  CONSIDERABLE TRAVEL IMPACTS. INTERSTATE 25 HAS ALREADY SEEN
  CLOSURES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SYSTEM. WINDY CONDITIONS WILL
  CREATE LOW VISIBILITY AND LOW WIND CHILLS TODAY WHICH COULD BE
  DEADLY TO NEWBORN LIVESTOCK AND COULD CAUSE FROST BITE TO HUMANS
  AND ANIMALS WHO ARE LEFT EXPOSED TO THE CONDITIONS FOR AN
  EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW 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.

&&

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