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Thanksgiving storm coming on Wednesday and Thursday: Prepare now for winter weather

Thanksgiving storm coming on Wednesday and Thursday: Prepare now for winter weather

The National Weather Service Forecast Office at Riverton Regional Airport this afternoon says a major winter storm will impact Central Wyoming on Wednesday through Thanksgiving Day. Here is the text of their advisory: .A STRONG STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE NORTHERN GREAT BASIN ON WEDNESDAY BEFORE SLOWING DOWN AND REMAINING OVER THE AREA THROUGH THANKSGIVING DAY. THIS STORM SYSTEM WILL BRING SHARPLY COLDER CONDITIONS TO THE AREA ALONG WITH MODERATE TO POTENTIALLY HEAVY SNOW AT TIMES WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY. THIS WATCH IS FOR THE WIND RIVER BASIN-INCLUDING: LANDER FOOTHILLS- THE CITIES OF...RIVERTON...SHOSHONI...LANDER 314 PM MST MON NOV 23 2015 * TIMING...SNOW AND WIND WILL DEVELOP QUICKLY WEDNESDAY MORNING WITH THE PEAK OF THE STORM LIKELY BEING WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THANKSGIVING MORNING. * SNOWFALL...6 TO 12 INCHES. THE LIGHTER AMOUNTS WILL BE AROUND SHOSHONI AND THE FAR NORTHERN PART OF THE BASIN. * WIND AND VISIBILITY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH ON WEDNESDAY COMBINED WITH STEADY SNOW WILL REDUCE THE VISIBILITY TO UNDER ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW. * MAIN IMPACT...ROADS WILL BECOME SLICK AND SNOW-PACKED WEDNESDAY MORNING AND VISIBILITIES WILL BE SHARPLY REDUCED AT TIMES. SLOW DOWN AND ARRIVE SAFELY AT YOUR DESTINATION. CHECK THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS AT WYOROAD.INFO OR BY DIALING 5 1 1. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS. Feature Photo: Pitchengine Communities from file #county10 #news