Blizzard warning for western Wyoming

Winter storm –  as in WINTER storm – will cause travel impacts for Interstate 80 corridor. Very strong winds could cause extensive damage to trees and power lines.

HEAVY MOUNTAIN SNOW POSSIBLE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY…Oct 19 2019

National Weather Service Cheyenne WY Oct 19 2019

SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL CAUSE TRAVEL IMPACTS NEAR SARATOGA AND THE INTERSTATE 80 CORRIDOR NEAR ARLINGTON AND ELK MOUNTAIN…

North Snowy Range Foothills-Upper North Platte River Basin-Including the cities of Arlington, Elk Mountain, Saratoga, and Encampment

BLIZZARD WARNING FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM SUNDAY…

Blizzard conditions expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches. Winds gusting as high as 75 mph.

* WHERE…Interstate 80 between mile markers 235 and 280 to include Arlington and Elk Mountain. Upper North Platte River Basin to include Saratoga.

* IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. Very strong winds could cause extensive damage to trees and power lines.

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National Weather Service Riverton WY Oct 19 2019 –

Winter Storm Warning and Advisories across much of Western Wyoming Today through Sunday Morning…

…significant snowfall over much of western Wyoming. The heaviest snowfall is expected this afternoon through midnight tonight.

Total snow accumulations of 12 to 18 inches for the Teton Range, and 6 to 12 inches for the Gros Ventre Mountains.

WINTER STORM WARNING  FROM 6 AM THIS MORNING TO NOON SUNDAY…

Periods of heavy snow with areas of blowing snow.  Visibility will be severely reduced to under a tenth of mile with a combination of heavy snow and blowing snow.

Travel will be difficult at times over Teton and Togwotee mountain passes with the worst conditions tonight. Low visibilities could be very disorientating at times for people in backcountry.

https://www.weather.gov/riw/

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