Blizzard Warning Statement From The National Weather Service

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BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST FRIDAY…

* TIMING…Snow will continue across the area…becoming heavy at

times this morning and continuing through the day today. Light

to moderate snow will continue into Friday morning. The heaviest

snowfall and strongest wind will occur through this evening.

* SNOWFALL…8 to 15 inches with the heavier amounts along and

north of Interstate 80.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY…Northwest to north wind increasing this

morning to 30 to 40 mph with gusts 50 to 60 mph causing blizzard

conditions and zero visibility through this evening before

gradually tapering off later tonight into Friday morning.

* Main impact…Travel may become nearly impossible due to the

heavy snow…very strong wind and near zero visibility.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout conditions…making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel…have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded…stay with your vehicle.