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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
1151 AM MST SAT FEB 13 2016

...MOIST WEST FLOW FROM THE PACIFIC WILL BRING A PROLONGED PERIOD
OF SNOW SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY TO WESTERN WYOMING...

.MOIST WEST FLOW FROM THE PACIFIC WILL BRING A PROLONGED PERIOD
OF SNOW SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY TO WESTERN WYOMING.  SNOWFALL UP TO
20 INCHES IS EXPECTED IN THE TETON MOUNTAINS WITH UP TO A FOOT IN
THE REST OF THE WESTERN MOUNTAINS. THE VALLEYS ARE EXPECTED TO
RECEIVE 6 INCHES AND MAY HAVE SOME RAIN MIXED WITH SNOW MONDAY
AFTERNOON. STRONG WEST WINDS OVER THE PASSES AND HIGH RIDGES WILL
CAUSE SOME BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW OVER TETON...TOGWOTEE AND
SALT RIVER PASSES.

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TETON AND GROS VENTRE MOUNTAINS-
1151 AM MST SAT FEB 13 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM SUNDAY TO 5 PM MST
MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RIVERTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM
5 AM SUNDAY TO 5 PM MST MONDAY.

* TIMING...STRONG WEST WINDS WILL BEGIN TO BRING PACIFIC MOISTURE
  INTO THE TETON AND GROS VENTRE MOUNTAINS LATE TONIGHT BEGINNING A
  LONG TERM PERIOD OF SNOW WITH BLOWING SNOW DEVELOPING. PERIODS
  OF HEAVY SNOW WILL CONTINUE SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...10 TO 20 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS.

* WIND AND VISIBILITY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40
  MPH ON THE PASSES. VISIBILITY BELOW A QUARTER MILE IN HEAVY SNOW
  AND BLOWING SNOW.

* MAIN IMPACT...TRAVEL WILL BECOME DIFFICULT ON THE MOUNTAIN
  PASSES WITH SNOW PACKED AND ICY ROADS AND POOR VISIBILITY.

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.

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