Thursday, November 16, 2017

Winter Storm Warning Star Valley later tonight and Friday

Total Snow ending Noon Friday November 17, 2017

National Weather Service Riverton WY
1259 PM MST Thu Nov 16 2017

...Heavy Snow in many of the western mountains through
at least Friday afternoon...
...Heavy snow in the Star Valley late tonight through Friday
...Periods of snow developing in the Jackson Valley late tonight
through Friday afternoon...

.A strong storm system will impact the west through at least late
Friday afternoon. Expect snow in the mountains and a mix of rain
and snow in the valleys through this evening. A cold front will
move in tonight, dropping snow levels and bring the heaviest
period of snow of the storm for Thursday night and Friday. The
snow will be accompanied by gusty winds with areas of blowing

Star Valley-
Including the cities of Afton, Alpine, Star Valley Ranch,
and Thayne
1259 PM MST Thu Nov 16 2017


* WHAT...Rain will change to snow after midnight with periods of
  heavy snow showers from early Friday through late Friday
  afternoon. Snowfall rates could be around an inch per hour on
  Friday. The northern part of the Star Valley will likely see
  the heavier snow amounts, especially around Alpine and along the
  west slope of the foothills. Snowfall amounts will vary from 4
  to 8 inches with locally higher amounts. The snow will be
  accompanied by strong southwest wind 20 to 30 mph and gusty.

* WHERE...Star Valley.

* WHEN...Midnight to 5 PM Friday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for significant reductions in
  visibility at times. Travel will become difficult as this
  system develops.


A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected. If you must travel, keep an extra
flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an
emergency. The latest road conditions for the state you are
calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

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