Major Winter Storm Impacting Western Wyoming Through Tonight

Snow at Sinks Canyon on December 2, 2009Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Riverton, Wyoming have issued a winter storm warning across much of western Wyoming for heavy snow through early Sunday morning. Please click here for the latest statement on this ongoing significant winter storm.  Road conditions could be hazardous or difficult at times during this storm.  Click here for the latest road conditions from WYDOT.

This storm is expected to taper off late tonight, but a couple of winter systems will impact the Cowboy State late Sunday into Sunday night, and once again late Monday night through Tuesday night. Very frigid air is expected across the area Tuesday and Wednesday.

Here are some reminders about winter weather preparedness:

  • Stay indoors if possible.
  • If you must go outside, dress appropriately:
    • Multiple layers of loose fitting clothing to promote insulation.
    • Heavy woven materials are ideal.
    • Wear a hat – 50% of your body heat escapes through you head.
    • Wear a scarf or something to cover your mouth and nose.
    • Cover as much of your skin as possible.
    • Mittens are better than gloves.
  • Remember, rarely is a trip a “MUST” trip.  Plan accordingly to avoid hazardous winter travel.
  • If travelling is absolutely unavoidable, please prepare a winter safety kit for your car. Details regarding what should be included in this kit can be found in this document.  Never leave your vehicle when stranded. It is your only sure source of protection from the elements.
  • Additional information about travelling in the winter across Wyoming can be found on our Winter Preparedness website.

A map of current road conditions for roadways across Wyoming can be seen at the Wyoming Department of Transportation’s website. You can also dial 5-1-1 from any Wyoming-based telephone to receive current road closures.

 



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