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Winter Storm Impacts Casper And Wyoming Tuesday And Wednesday [AUDIO]

NATRONA COUNTY LOWER ELEVATIONS-CASPER MOUNTAIN-INCLUDING THE CITY OF…CASPER 907 PM MDT SUN OCT 30 2011FOR HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH AREA.

…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RIVERTON HAS ISSUED A WINTERSTORM WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT.

* SUMMARY AND TIMING…LIGHT RAIN WILL QUICKLY TURN TO LIGHT SNOW SHORTLY AFTER MIDNIGHT MONDAY NIGHT. SNOW WILL LIKELY BECOME STEADIER AND HEAVY AT TIMES THROUGH THE DAY TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT WITH THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL EXPECTED TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…6 TO 9 INCHES ACROSS THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF NATRONA COUNTY INCLUDING CASPER ALONG WITH 10 TO 20 INCHES ON CASPER MOUNTAIN POSSIBLE.

* WIND AND VISIBILITY…NORTH WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 15 TO 25 MPH BY TUESDAY NIGHT WHICH MAY RESULT IN DRIFTING AND SOME BLOWING SNOW REDUCING THE VISIBILITY TO LESS THAN A MILE AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS…HIGHWAYS WILL LIKELY BECOME SLICK AND SNOW COVERED. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…REMEMBER…A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE

K2 Radio Meteorologist Don Day joined us to talk about the storm and it’s impact to central Wyoming and the rest of the state.

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