Weekend Storm Update

Current Winter Storm Until Wednesday 5 PM

Messages of the Day:
• Hazardous travel conditions likely through this evening with moderate, at times heavy, snowfall resulting in slick and icy roads.
• Colder temperatures expected Wednesday with highs in the 30s and lower 40s and lows in the teens and 20s.
• Conditions should improve by Thursday morning.

Hazards: Future headlines expected. Extreme heavy snowfall with strong wind gusts up to 35-40 MPH possible.
Timing & Duration: Snowfall possible as early as Friday morning. Heaviest snowfall is likely mid-morning Saturday into Sunday evening.
Impacts: Heavy snow and low visibilities on the road. May need to protect area livestock and avoid prolonged outdoor exposure.

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: Starting Friday 11 AM through Sunday evening 11 PM.
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 evening. Travel could be impossible at times.

Hazards: Possible blizzard conditions for the highlighted area. Widespread heavy snowfall. Significant snow accumulations across Interstate 25 from Cheyenne to Douglas and Interstate 80 from Arlington to Sidney. Strong easterly wind gusts up to 35-40 MPH possible for all areas starting Saturday afternoon into Sunday evening.
Timing & Duration: Starting Saturday afternoon through Sunday evening.
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 evening.

Hazards: Widespread heavy snowfall. Significant snow accumulations across Interstate 25 from Cheyenne to Douglas and Interstate 80 from Arlington to Sidney. Strong easterly wind gusts up to 35-40 MPH possible for all areas starting Saturday afternoon into Sunday evening.
Timing & Duration: Starting Friday 11 AM through Sunday evening 11 PM.
Impacts: Area ranchers can expect severe impacts to newborn livestock. Take action to protect your herd!

Preparedness:

  • A Winter Storm Watch is issued when confidence is medium that a winter storm could produce heavy storm, sleet, or freezing rain and cause significant impacts.
  • A Winter Storm Warning is issued when a combination of heavy snow, blowing snow, and possibly ice mixed with snow is expected to impact the area. Time to act!
  • A Winter Weather Advisory is issued when conditions are favorable for periods of snow, sleet, or freezing rain.

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