… WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM TUESDAY TO 9 AM MDT WEDNESDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHEYENNE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW… WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM TUESDAY TO 9 AM MDT WEDNESDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING… LIGHT SNOW WILL DEVELOP TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES TUESDAY EVENING AND TUESDAY NIGHT BEFORE TAPERING TO LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS… TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL RANGE FROM 5 TO 10 INCHES ACROSS THE LOWER ELEVATIONS BELOW 7500 FEET… WITH 10 TO 16 INCHES OF SNOW ACROSS THE SNOWY AND SOUTHERN LARAMIE RANGES.

* WINDS/VISIBILITIES… NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH POSSIBLE TUESDAY NIGHT. THESE WINDS WILL CREATE AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW REDUCING VISIBILITIES TO ONE QUARTER OF A MILE AT TIMES.

* WIND CHILLS… THE COMBINATION OF MUCH COLDER TEMPERATURES AND GUSTY WINDS WILL PRODUCE WIND CHILLS IN THE SINGLE DIGITS TO NEAR ZERO TUESDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS… HIGHWAYS WILL BECOME SLICK AND SNOW COVERED TUESDAY NIGHT. LOCALLY HEAVY SNOWFALL COMBINED WITH BLOWING SNOW MAY PRODUCE NEAR WHITE OUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES… ESPECIALLY OVER THE INTERSTATE 80 SUMMIT BETWEEN LARAMIE AND CHEYENNE… AND THE NORTHERN SNOWY RANGE FOOTHILLS NEAR ARLINGTON AND ELK MOUNTAIN.

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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… ANOTHER EARLY SEASON WINTER STORM TO IMPACT THE AREA TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT…

.A STRONG PACIFIC COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO NORTHERN WYOMING THIS EVENING AND PUSH THROUGH THE AREA THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY MORNING. THIS COLD FRONT WILL PRODUCE SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…  GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS… AND MUCH COLDER TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE AREA TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING. BLOWING SNOW AND VERY COLD WIND CHILLS ARE ALSO EXPECTED WITH THIS WINTER STORM… ESPECIALLY TUESDAY NIGHT.

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Information Courtesy the Nationional Weather Service in Cheyenne.