Wind River Mountains West Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Winter Storm Watch
Statement as of 2:45 PM MST on December 19, 2014

...Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Saturday evening through Monday morning...

A Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Saturday evening through Monday morning.

* Summary and timing...snowfall will move over the central mountains late Saturday evening...and may become heavy on Sunday across the area before weakening on Monday morning.

* Snow accumulations...the foothills may receive 5 to 8 inches of snowfall...with the highest accumulations anticipated northwest of Pinedale toward Bondurant. The higher elevations may see 10 to 14 inches of snowfall...with locally higher amounts possible.

* Wind and visibility...west wind of 25 to 35 mph will impact the mountainous areas with gusts to 45 mph in open areas while the lower elevations see northwest wind increasing to 15 to 25 mph on Sunday with some stronger gusts. The wind and snowfall will limit the visibility to under one half mile at times.

* Impacts...areas potentially experiencing the combination of gusty wind with snowfall may have limited visibility on impacted roadways. Additional significant snowfall may create hazardous travel with snow-packed roadways.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.

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