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(Neb.)-WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM

By: Chris Fankhauser Posted at: 02/28/2014 08:03 AM
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHEYENNE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM MST SUNDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.
 
 
 * TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP TONIGHT AND CONTINUE INTO SATURDAY NIGHT. HEAVIEST PERIOD OF SNOW EXPECTED BETWEEN MIDNIGHT TONIGHT AND NOON SATURDAY.
 
 * TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 12 INCHES...WITH AS MUCH AS 18 INCHES POSSIBLE OVER THE NORTHERN LARAMIE RANGE.
 
 * WIND CHILL VALUES...DROPPING TO 15 TO 30 BELOW ZERO LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT. THESE WIND CHILLS ALONG COMBINED WITH HEAVY SNOW CAN CREATE A DANGEROUS SITUATION FOR LIVESTOCK.
 
 * WINDS/VISIBILITIES...EAST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH ALONG AND EAST OF THE LARAMIE RANGE...AND SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH WEST OF THE LARAMIE RANGE. VISIBILITIES MAY BE REDUCED TO A QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES DUE TO HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.
 
 * IMPACTS...MAINLY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. HAZARDOUS WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED DUE TO SNOW PACKED ROADS AND POOR VISIBILITIES. ADDITIONALLY...HIGH SNOW RATES AND AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL OCCUR. SOME ROADS MAY BECOME IMPASSABLE.
 
 
 PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
 
 AVOID TRAVEL IN THE WARNING AREA. IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO TRAVEL IN THE WARNING AREA...LISTEN TO THE LATEST WEATHER FORECAST AND CONSIDER TRAVELING AT ANOTHER TIME OR BY ANOTHER ROUTE. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL IN THE WARNING AREA...USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN APPROACHING AND DRIVING OVER RAILROAD CROSSINGS...TAKE ALONG A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT. IF YOU BECOME STRANDED IN A RURAL AREA...STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE UNTIL HELP ARRIVES. TO KEEP WARM IN YOUR
 VEHICLE...RUN YOUR ENGINE 10 MINUTES EACH HOUR...AND MAKE SURE THE EXHAUST PIPE IS CLEAR OF SNOW TO AVOID CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING.


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