WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH

TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RIVERTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER

STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH

TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

 

* SUMMARY AND TIMING...NORTH WINDS WILL INCREASE THROUGH MONDAY

AFTERNOON AND SNOW WILL BEGIN TO FALL AROUND SUNSET MONDAY

EVENING. PERIODS OF MODERATE SNOW AND STRONG WIND WILL CONTINUE

THROUGH THE DAY ON TUESDAY BEFORE TAPERING OFF TUESDAY EVENING.

 

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 7 INCHES WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE

SOUTH OF LANDER...IN SOUTH CASPER...AND IN THE GREEN MOUNTAINS

AND RATTLESNAKE RANGE. 8 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW ARE POSSIBLE ON

CASPER MOUNTAIN.

 

* WIND AND VISIBILITY...NORTH WIND WILL INCREASE THROUGH THE

AFTERNOON WITH SUSTAINED WINDS OF 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND

45 MPH POSSIBLE LATE MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH MID MORNING ON

TUESDAY. PERIODS OF LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW WITH AREAS OF BLOWING

SNOW WILL DROP VISIBILITY BELOW ONE MILE FOR SEVERAL HOURS

MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY. WIND CHILLS WILL BE NEAR 20 BELOW

ZERO AT TIMES.

 

* IMPACTS...SNOWFALL WILL CREATE SNOW PACKED ROADWAYS RESULTING IN

CONSIDERABLE TRAVEL IMPACTS...INCLUDING AREAS OF INTERSTATE 25.

WINDY CONDITIONS WILL CREATE LOW VISIBILITY AND LOW WIND CHILLS

MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY WHICH COULD BE DEADLY TO NEWBORN

LIVESTOCK AND COULD CAUSE FROST BITE TO HUMANS AND ANIMALS WHO

ARE LEFT EXPOSED TO THE CONDITIONS FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF

TIME.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS..

REMEMBER...A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE

FOR HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH AREA.

 

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