Green Mountains and Rattlesnake Range Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Winter Weather Advisory
Statement as of 1:52 AM MST on December 28, 2014

...Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 3 PM this afternoon to noon MST Monday...

The National Weather Service in Riverton has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for snow...blowing snow and low wind chill...which is in effect from 3 PM this afternoon to noon MST Monday.

* Summary and timing...snow will increase this afternoon with snow showers continuing into the evening...heavy bursts of snow will be possible with showers. Snow will become more steady late tonight into Monday morning.

* Snow accumulations...around 12 inches in the mountains with 3 to 6 inches across the lower elevations with the highest amounts in south Casper.

* Wind and visibility...west winds of 10 to 15 mph becoming north around sunset and increasing to 15 to 25 mph by midnight. Visibility occasionally reduced to a quarter mile in blowing snow and wind chills will drop to 15 to 25 below late tonight into Monday morning.

* Impacts...roads will be slick...icy and snowpacked making travel more difficult at times. Areas of significant blowing and drifting snow will also be possible along and behind the front. Low wind chills could cause frost bite in less than one half hour.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow and blowing snow will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities...and use caution while driving.

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.

Special Statement
Statement as of 6:45 AM MST on December 28, 2014

Southwest winds of 30 to 40 mph with gusts over 50 mph will continue across the Green Mountains and rattlesnake range...and along outer drive -Wyoming Boulevard on the south side of Casper through the morning. Areas of blowing snow will be encountered with limited visibility...especially between Jeffrey City and Muddy Gap along Highway 287. These winds will diminish in the afternoon.

The Wyoming Department of Transportation advises no light trailer traffic due to wind speeds above 50 mph. These winds may cause loss of vehicle control or a blow over to high profile vehicles traveling empty or with a light Load. Drivers of such vehicles are advised to delay travel on Wyoming Highway 258 or outer drive on the south side of Casper...or find an alternate Route.

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