VERY IMPACTFUL Snowstorm this Weekend Posted by Jeff Wing Date: March 11, 2021 1068 Views • A Winter Storm Watch begins Friday continues through Monday morning for the potentially historic snow storm.• As of right now, the worst conditions are forecast to occur Saturday morning through Sunday evening.• Blizzard conditions are possible. Important Forecast Changes ▪ Increased snow amounts across southeast Wyoming and western Nebraska.▪ Potential easterly winds with strong wind gusts Saturday Afternoon – Sunday Hazards: Historic Winter Storm Possible. Extreme heavy snowfall with strong wind gusts up to 35-40 MPH possible.Timing & Duration: Increasing snowfall as early as Friday morning. Heaviest snowfall is likely Saturday into Sunday.Impacts: Heavy snow and low visibilities on the road. May need to protect area livestock and avoid prolonged outdoor exposure. Wind chills will be 15 degrees and below. Hazards: Widespread heavy snowfall. Significant snow accumulations across Interstate 25 from Cheyenne to Douglas and Interstate 80 from Arlington to Sidney. Strong wind gusts up to 35-40 MPH possible for all areas starting Saturday afternoon into Sunday evening.Timing & Duration: Snow starting Friday morning through Monday morning.Impacts: Possible power outages and hazardous travel conditions.Widespread whiteout conditions with reduced visibility and continuous heavy snowfall. Blizzard conditions possible starting Saturday afternoon into Sunday. Travel could be impossible at times. Area ranchers can expect severe impacts to newborn livestock. Snow will also be plentiful and heavy, laden with liquid. Snow drifts will be a hazard to livestock. Take action to protect your herd! • Remember: Snowfall totals will vary from day to day. There is high confidence of snow accumulations greater than one foot.• Confidence has increased for this weekend event with possible strong wind gusts up to 35-40 MPH and heavy snowfall.• Be sure to be prepared if traveling or recreating outside. Anticipate travel delays. • Area ranchers can expect severe impacts to newborn livestock, and livestock in general. Take action to protect your herd! Additional information available at www.weather.gov/cys/The State has an Emergency Management page set up here:https://hls.wyo.gov/.