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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Riverton WY
100 AM MDT Sat Sep 23 2017

...Significant Snowfall Possible Over Portions of the Wind River
Mountains Tonight Through Sunday...

.Precipitation shifts eastward today through Sunday as moisture
returns to the area from the south and east tonight. Periods of
moderate to occasionally heavy snow will be possible above 8000
feet and light snow or rain mixing with snow below this elevation.


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Wind River Mountains West-Wind River Mountains East-
100 AM MDT Sat Sep 23 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

* TIMING...Light snow will continue this morning with little
  additional accumulation anticipated. However, another period of
  heavy snow is possible later tonight and Sunday before slowing
  again through Sunday night.

* TOTAL SNOWFALL...2 to 8 inches so far.

* NEW SNOWFALL FOR SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...4 TO 16 inches
  possible with heaviest accumulations above 9000 feet.

* MAIN IMPACT...Togwotee Pass will become snow covered again.
  Backcountry travellers and hunters should be prepared for a
  round of heavy wet snow and snow covered roads, especially over
  Union Pass. South Pass may become briefly snow covered during
  heavier snow showers.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A winter storm watch means there is a potential for significant
snow and/or blowing snow that may impact travel. Continue to
monitor the latest forecasts.

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