6 to 8 Inches of Snow Expected West of Cheyenne
The National Weather Service in Cheyenne has upgraded a Winter Storm Watch to a Winter Storm Warning for higher elevations across southeastern Wyoming.
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Cheyenne WY 1205 PM MST Thu Nov 15 2018 ...WINTER STORM HEADLINES IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING... .Snow will develop across the region Friday afternoon and increase in coverage and intensity through the overnight and much of Saturday. Periods of moderate to heavy snowfall likely with snow expected to taper off Saturday evening. WYZ103>106-110-114-116-117-161200- /O.UPG.KCYS.WS.A.0014.181117T0000Z-181118T0300Z/ /O.NEW.KCYS.WS.W.0019.181117T0000Z-181118T0300Z/ North Laramie Range-Ferris/Seminoe/Shirley Mountains- Shirley Basin-Central Laramie Range and Southwest Platte County- North Snowy Range Foothills-Snowy Range-South Laramie Range- South Laramie Range Foothills- Including the cities of Garrett, Seminoe Dam, Medicine Bow, Shirley Basin, Bordeaux, Arlington, Elk Mountain, Centennial, Albany, Buford, Pumpkin Vine, Vedauwoo, Whitaker, Federal, and Horse Creek 1205 PM MST Thu Nov 15 2018 ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM FRIDAY TO 8 PM MST SATURDAY... * WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 8 inches below 7000 feet and over the Interstate 80 Summit with 10 to 14 over the North Laramie and Snowy Ranges. * WHERE...Higher elevations across southeastern Wyoming including the Snowy and Laramie Ranges, including the foothills west of Cheyenne and the Interstate 80 Summit. * WHEN...From 5 PM Friday to 8 PM MST Saturday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.