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Major Storm Arriving Into The Western U.S.

A major Pacific storm system will arrive into the Pacific Northwest and produce locally heavy rain, heavy mountain snow, gusty winds and a slew of marine hazards. This significant storm will dig down the West Coast over the weekend into the Southwestern U.S. For Saturday and Sunday, expect heavy to excessive rainfall along the California coast and widespread heavy mountain snow across the West. Read More >

Impacts: Above 6000 feet: Roads today will be slick and slushy at times with snow covered roads possible.  Watch out for icy bridges and overpasses.  Below 6000 feet: Roads today will be mainly wet, but will become briefly slick in bursts of heavier snow.  Around sunset all untreated roads could become slick and hazardous.

What/When: A large area of rain and snow is expected to develop quickly this morning over central and south-central Wyoming changing to mainly snow by midday as a cold front moves southeast across the Cowboy State.  The exception is around Casper where the rain might linger through mid-afternoon before changing over. The heaviest and most widespread snowfall is expected to occur between 10 am and 4 pm today.

Winter Weather Advisory in effect for portions of central and south-central Wyoming through midnight tonight.

Snow Accumulations (today and tonight): 

Lander: 3 to 5 inches
Jeffrey City: 3 to 5 inches
Rock Springs: 2 to 3 inches
Casper: 2 inches
Thermopolis: 2 inches
Riverton: 1 to 2 inches

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