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  • Saturday, January 03, 2015

    Accumulation

    IT'S BEEN GENTLE SO FAR
    2015 Brings It Home
    sledheads and skiers rejoicing
    WALLPAPER:  LODGEPOLE TRACERY

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    Message: NOAA-NWS-ALERTS-

    WY12538FBC8410.WinterStormWatch.12538FEADF40WY.RIWWSWRIW.cde0eab188bbb31eaa7fbf2c4a22249c from w-nws.webmaster@noaa.gov Sent: 01:20 MST on 01-03-2015 Effective: 01:20 MST on 01-03-2015 Expires: 05:00 MST on 01-06-2015

    Event: Winter Storm Watch Alert:
    ... POTENT WINTER STORM SYSTEM TO ARRIVE SUNDAY NIGHT.
    ... AFTER A SHORT BREAK FROM SNOW TONIGHT.
    ... LIGHT TO OCCASIONALLY MODERATE SNOW WILL BEGIN TO FALL ACROSS THE WESTERN AND NORTHWESTERN MOUNTAINS ONCE AGAIN BY SUNDAY MORNING.
    ...  AHEAD OF A MUCH STRONGER UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE AND GREATLY INCREASED MOISTURE FROM THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. DURING THE OVERNIGHT PERIOD ON SUNDAY,
    ... SNOWFALL INTENSITY WILL RAPIDLY INCREASE ALONG WITH STRONG WESTERLY WINDS. THIS WILL PRODUCE AREAS OF HEAVY BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW AND GREATLY REDUCED VISIBILITIES THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING.
    ... MAKING FOR VERY HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS.
    ... WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE MONDAY NIGHT.
    ... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RIVERTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH.
    ..WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE MONDAY NIGHT.

    * SUMMARY AND TIMING.
    ... PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW AND INCREASED WINDS TO BEGIN SUNDAY NIGHT.
    ... LASTING THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING.
    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS.
    ..ONE TO TWO FEET IN THE MOUNTAINS WITH 6 TO 12 INCHES IN THE JACKSON AND STAR VALLEYS. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS WILL BE POSSIBLE.
    * WIND AND VISIBILITY.
    ..WEST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS 40 TO 50 MPH WILL COMBINE WITH THE SNOW.
    ..GREATLY REDUCING VISIBILITY AT TIMES.
    * IMPACTS.
    ... ROADS WILL BE SLICK.
    ... SNOWPACKED.
    ... WITH POSSIBLE LARGE DRIFTS COVERING THE ROADWAYS AT TIMES.
    ... MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS.

    * Instructions: REMEMBER.
    . . A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH AREA.
    ... 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. Target Area: Jackson Hole Salt River and Wyoming Ranges Star Valley Teton and Gros Ventre Mountains Yellowstone National Park
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    WALLPAPER: WINTER'S GRIP