Heavy snow combined with gusty winds could make mountain travel extremely difficult or impossible in southeast Wyoming Tuesday morning through Wednesday evening, according to the National Weather Service in Cheyenne.

A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for the Sierra Madre and Snowy ranges from 11 a.m. Tuesday to 11 p.m. Wednesday where one to two feet of snow and wind gusts up to 70 mph are possible.

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Cheyenne WY
201 AM MST Mon Jan 3 2022

WYZ112-114-040000-
/O.NEW.KCYS.WS.A.0001.220104T1800Z-220106T0600Z/
Sierra Madre Range-Snowy Range-
Including the cities of Centennial and Albany
201 AM MST Mon Jan 3 2022

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 12 to 24
  inches possible. Winds could gust as high as 70 mph.

* WHERE...Sierra Madre and Snowy Ranges to include Centennial and
  Albany.

* WHEN...From Tuesday morning through Wednesday evening.

* IMPACTS...Mountain travel could be extremely difficult or
  impossible due to icy, snow packed roads and near zero
  visibilities in falling and blowing snow. Outdoor recreation
  could become life threatening to those caught unprepared for
  severe winter conditions. Hikers and snowmobilers may easily
  become disoriented. Frostbite and hypothermia can develop
  quickly.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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The NWS issued the following briefing Monday morning:

The weather Impact Level for Monday morning through Thursday morning is: Moderate

Here are the current weather event impact highlights:
  • High Wind Warnings for wind-prone areas of southeast Wyoming: Now - 5 PM Tuesday with wind gusts up to 75 mph likely
  • High Wind Watches:
    • Wyoming: Tuesday 4 AM - 5 PM with possible wind gusts up to 65 mph
    • Nebraska: Tuesday 9 AM - 5 PM with possible wind gusts up to 65 mph
  • Winter Storm Watches: 11 AM Tuesday - 11 PM Wednesday
    • Snow totals 12 - 24 inches possible in mountains with wind gusts up to 70 mph
  • Widespread snowfall Wednesday
  • Very cold wind chills Wednesday night - Thursday morning
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Pictures From Wyoming Snowpocalypse 2021

After two days and 30-odd inches of sow, southeast Wyoming was left buried. An in the grand tradition of every generation since the invention of the camera, we took pictures of the snow.

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