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TORRINGTON, Wyo. October 8, 2019 -- The National Weather Service in Cheyenne has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Goshen County.

 

Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Cheyenne WY
200 PM MDT Tue Oct 8 2019

...WINTER STORM TO AFFECT PORTIONS OF SOUTHEASTERN WYOMING AND THE
WESTERN NEBRASKA PANHANDLE WITH HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS AND
BITTER COLD TEMPERATURES WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY
MORNING...

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Dawes-Box Butte-North Sioux-South Sioux-Goshen County-
Including the cities of Chadron, Chadron St Park, Alliance,
Harrison, Agate, and Torrington
200 PM MDT Tue Oct 8 2019

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM WEDNESDAY TO NOON MDT
FRIDAY...

The National Weather Service in Cheyenne has issued a Winter
Storm Warning for heavy snow accumulations and blowing snow,
which is in effect from 6 PM Wednesday to noon MDT Friday. The
Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect.

* WHAT...Heavy snowfall possible. Total snow accumulations of 6 to
  10 inches with isolated spots of 12 to 14 inches especially in
  the higher terrain. Light ice accumulations of a glaze possible.
  Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

* WHERE...Muddy Gap, Shirley Basin, North Laramie Range,
  Glenrock, Douglas, Bill, Lusk, Lance Creek, and Harrison.

* WHEN...From Wednesday evening through Friday morning.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. Patchy blowing snow
  could reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact
  the morning or evening commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Flash freeze is expected on roadways with
  a rapid drop in temperatures Wednesday night. This will create
  icy road conditions and create very hazardous travel.

* TIMING...Wednesday evening through Friday morning.

* MAIN IMPACT...Significant snow accumulations will make for very
  dangerous travel conditions. Strong winds may cause blowing and
  drifting snow limiting visibility. Very cold temperatures and
  wind chills are expected and could be dangerous to live stock
  and those outdoors. Avoid travel except for emergencies and
  prepare for winter weather conditions.

* OTHER IMPACTS...Heavy snow loading and strong winds may damage
  trees or powerlines. Conditions will deteriorate rapidly behind
  the cold front as rain transitions to snow.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring.  Significant amounts of
snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in
an emergency. If you must travel...keep an extra flashlight...
food...and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. Continue
to monitor the forecast for additional information.

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