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Weather Alert: Winter Storm Warning 4-12-14

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 3 PM MDT SUNDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RIVERTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 3 PM MDT SUNDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* SUMMARY AND TIMING…RAIN WILL CHANGE TO SNOW LATE THIS EVENING AND CONTINUE INTO SUNDAY MORNING. THE SNOW IS EXPECTED TO TAPER OFF SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…4 TO 8 INCHES IN THE LOWER ELEVATIONS WITH 8 TO 14 INCHES ON CASPER MOUNTAIN.

* WIND AND VISIBILITY…NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS OF 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH WITH VISIBILITY AT OR BELOW A QUARTER MILE AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS…ROADS WILL BECOME SLICK…SNOWPACKED AND ICY LATE SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING. A FLASH FREEZE IS POSSIBLE LATE TONIGHT AS SNOW THAT INITIALLY MELTS ON ROADS FREEZES AS TEMPERATURES DROP.

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.

UPDATE…….

CHEYENNE, WYO. (AP) — THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS EXPANDED ITS WINTER STORM WARNING IN SOUTHEAST AND CENTRAL WYOMING.

THE WEATHER SERVICE SAYS HEAVY SNOW IS EXPECTED TO FALL SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY IN AN AREA THAT INCLUDES CASPER, CODY, LANDER, LARAMIE, CHEYENNE AND WHEATLAND. FOUR TO 8 INCHES OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE IN LOWER ELEVATIONS AND MORE THAN A FOOT IS POSSIBLE OVER 7,500 FEET ELEVATION.

UP TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED IN RIVERTON, SHERIDAN, WORLAND, BUFFALO, GILLETTE AND GREYBULL WHERE A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT.

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