The Cheyenne Office of the National Weather Service says an approaching winter storm could feature 60 mph winds and dump up to 16 inches of snow in some areas.

The service, In a statement Monday evening, referred to the storm as "potentially crippling":

''A major, potentially crippling winter storm is expected to impact all of southeast Wyoming and the western Nebraska Panhandle from late Tuesday night through Thursday. Blizzard & Winter Storm Warnings are already in effect. This is a very serious situation! PREPARE NOW!"

The service also released this statement: