Winter Storm Watches And Warnings Issued For Area Counties

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UPDATE 7:43 am (02/14/19):

South Lincoln County-
Including the cities of Kemmerer and Cokeville
618 AM MST Thu Feb 14 2019

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS CANCELLED…

Little or no snow accumulation is expected today, with snow
expected to mix with or change to rain. However tonight another
round of accumulating snow, along with blowing snow, are expected
as a strong cold front moves across southwest Wyoming.

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Upper Green River Basin-
Including the cities of La Barge, Big Piney, and Farson
618 AM MST Thu Feb 14 2019

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MST SATURDAY…

* WHAT…Periods of snow. Additional snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are expected today through Friday night.

* WHERE…Upper Green River Basin.

* WHEN…Until 6 AM MST Saturday. The heaviest snowfall is expected between 6 PM tonight and 4 AM Friday, and then again late Friday afternoon and evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on slippery road conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

Please monitor JHAVALANCHE.ORG for the avalanche risk across western Wyoming.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

 

Original Story Below:

Rock Springs, WY (2/13/19) – The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Advisory for Unita County until 5:00 a.m. Thursday and Winter Storm Warnings for Lincoln, Fremont, and Sublette Counties until 6:00 a.m. Saturday. As of right now Sweetwater County is not part of these warnings.

Unita County (Uinta County, WY and Wasatch Mountain Valleys) can expect 2-6 inches of snow. Winter driving conditions can be expected
on area routes.

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Lincoln County (Salt River and Wyoming Ranges) can expect heavy snow and blowing snow. Total snow accumulations of 10 to 16 inches. Winds gusting as high as 55 mph. ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Travel will be very difficult. Whiteout conditions in snow and blowing snow will be very disorientating with fresh tracks in the snow quickly becoming obscured.

Lincoln County (Jackson, Afton, Alpine, Star Valley Ranch, and Thayne) can expect heavy snow and blowing snow expected. Total snowfall of 9 to 13 inches in Star Valley, and 12 to 18 inches in Jackson Hole. ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Travel could be very difficult. Severe
reductions in visibility in snow and blowing snow could be very disorientating where fresh tracks in the snow can quickly become obscured.

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Fremont County (Yellowstone National Park and Absaroka Mountains) can expect heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 10 to 14 inches. Only 2 to 4 inches of snow are expected in the Mammoth area. ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Travel could be very difficult. Low visibilities in snow and blowing snow could be very disorientating with fresh tracks in the snow quickly becoming obscured.

Sublette County (Teton and Gros Ventre Mountains) can expect heavy snow and blowing snow. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 2 feet. Locally up to 3 feet in the Teton Mountains.
Winds gusting as high as 45 mph. ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Travel will be very difficult over Teton and Togwotee mountain passes. Whiteout conditions in snow and blowing snow will be very disorientating with fresh tracks in the snow quickly becoming obscured.

Sublette County (Wind River Mountains West) can expect heavy snow and blowing snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 15 to 25 inches expected. Winds gusting as
high as 55 mph. ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Travel could be very difficult over South
Pass this afternoon into tonight. Near whiteout conditions in snow and blowing snow will be very disorientating with fresh tracks in the snow quickly becoming obscured.

Sublette County (Upper Green River Basin Foothills) can expect heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 8 inches with locally heavier amounts near Bondurant. ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Travel could be difficult at times.

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PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

Please monitor JHAVALANCHE.ORG for the avalanche risk across western Wyoming.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

For winter road conditions from the Utah Department of Transportation, visit
http://www.udottraffic.utah.gov/roadweatherforecast.aspx or dial
511.

For winter road conditions from the Wyoming Department of Transportation, visit http://www.wyoroad.info or dial 511.