WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM MST TUESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RIVERTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM MST TUESDAY. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING...SNOW WITH BRISK NORTHEAST WINDS WILL CONTINUE FOR THE
REST OF THIS AFTERNOON AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT BEFORE
TAPERING OFF TUESDAY MORNING. THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED TO
FALL THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

* SNOWFALL...SNOWFALL OF 3 TO 6 INCHES HAS FALLEN AROUND THE
CASPER AREA SO FAR ALONG WITH 6 TO 10 INCHES ON CASPER
MOUNTAIN. ANOTHER 3 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW IS FORECAST TO FALL
ACROSS THE AREA TONIGHT. SNOW TOTALS OF 4 TO 5 INCHES IS
EXPECTED IN NORTHERN NATRONA COUNTY...INCLUDING MIDWEST...BY
TUESDAY MORNING...6 TO 9 INCHES AROUND THE CASPER AREA AND 9 TO
16 INCHES ON CASPER MOUNTAIN ALONG WITH CONSIDERABLE DRIFTING.

* WIND AND VISIBILITY...NORTHEAST WINDS OF 20 TO 25 MPH WITH
GUSTS TO 35 MPH WILL CAUSE BLOWING SNOW WITH VISIBILITY BELOW
A QUARTER MILE AT TIMES.

* MAIN IMPACT...ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW PACKED AND ICY WITH DRIFTING SNOW AND POOR VISIBILITY. DRIVING WILL BECOME DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR LIGHT TRAILERS AND HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. TRAVEL DELAYS ARE LIKELY DURING THE EVENING COMMUTE AND ALONG INTERSTATE 25 THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT... FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.