Snowy Range Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Winter Weather Advisory
Statement as of 8:37 PM MST on December 28, 2014

...Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 5 PM MST Monday...

* timing...light snow will become more widespread today. Light to moderate snow will continue through Monday afternoon.

* Total snow accumulations...6 to 12 inches above 8000 feet with 2 to 5 inches in the valleys including Centennial and Encampment.

* Winds/visibility...southwest winds between 25 to 35 mph and gusts around 50 mph will result in considerable blowing and drifting snow...mainly on the west facing slopes. Visibilities below one half mile are expected in blowing and falling snow. Winds will gradually diminish tonight and become north 5 to 15 mph by early Monday morning.

* Impacts...primarily travel difficulties in and around the mountains with slick and snow packed roadways. Cold temperatures and gusty winds will periodically result in wind chill values between 10 below to 20 below zero.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow and blowing snow means that visibilities will be limited due to a combination of falling and blowing snow. Use caution when traveling...especially in open areas and when approaching and driving over Railroad crossings.

Record Report
Statement as of 3:37 PM MST on December 28, 2014

...Record low temperature set at the Sidney NE Airport...

The record low temperature of -8 degrees was tied at the Sidney NE Airport today. The record of -8 was last set in 1988.

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