Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Riverton, WY

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
213 PM MDT FRI APR 17 2015

WYZ028>030-180200-
EAST SWEETWATER COUNTY-FLAMING GORGE-ROCK SPRINGS AND GREEN RIVER-
213 PM MDT FRI APR 17 2015

PERIODS OF SNOW TO A RAIN SNOW MIX WILL CONTINUE ACROSS SWEETWATER
COUNTY THIS EVENING.  BELOW 7000 FEET MORE RAIN THAN SNOW IS
EXPECTED. ROADS SHOULD BE WET.  VISIBILITY CAN BE EXPECTED TO DROP TO
ONE HALF MILE IN THE HEAVIER SHOWERS.  SOME FOG CAN ALSO BE EXPECTED.
THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED IN THE EASTERN HALF OF
SWEETWATER COUNTY.

WITH LOW VISIBILITY AND WET ROADS...TRAVELERS ON INTERSTATE 80
SHOULD BE PREPARED TO SLOW DOWN.  SPRAY FROM SEMI TRUCKS COULD
SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE VISIBILITY WHILE PASSING.

$$

WYZ020-022-180200-
CASPER MOUNTAIN-NATRONA COUNTY LOWER ELEVATIONS-
213 PM MDT FRI APR 17 2015

PERIODS OF SNOW TO A RAIN SNOW MIX WILL INCREASE ACROSS NATRONA
COUNTY THIS EVENING.  BELOW 6500 FEET MORE RAIN THAN SNOW IS
EXPECTED. ROADS SHOULD BE WET.  VISIBILITY CAN BE EXPECTED TO DROP TO
ONE HALF MILE IN THE HEAVIER SHOWERS.  SOME FOG CAN ALSO BE EXPECTED.
THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED IN THE SOUTHERN HALF OF
NATRONA COUNTY. CASPER MOUNTAIN CAN EXPECT PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW WITH
ACCUMULATIONS AROUND 6 INCHES...LOCALLY HEAVER ON THE SOUTHEAST SIDE
OF THE MOUNTAIN.

WITH LOW VISIBILITY AND WET ROADS...TRAVELERS ON INTERSTATE 25 AND
HIGHWAY 220 SHOULD BE PREPARED TO SLOW DOWN.  SPRAY FROM SEMI TRUCKS
COULD SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE VISIBILITY WHILE PASSING.

$$

WYZ015-017>019-180200-
GREEN MOUNTAINS AND RATTLESNAKE RANGE-LANDER FOOTHILLS-
WIND RIVER BASIN-WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS EAST-
213 PM MDT FRI APR 17 2015

PERIODS OF SNOW TO A RAIN SNOW MIX WILL INCREASE ACROSS SOUTHERN AND
EASTERN FREMONT COUNTY THIS EVENING...GENERALLY EAST OF RIVERTON...
HUDSON...LANDER AND SHOSHONI.  AT ELEVATIONS BELOW 6500 FEET MORE
RAIN THAN SNOW IS EXPECTED.  ROADS SHOULD BE WET.  VISIBILITY CAN BE
EXPECTED TO DROP TO ONE HALF MILE IN THE HEAVIER SHOWERS ON SOUTH
PASS AND BEAVER RIM...EAST TO MUDDY GAP ON HIGHWAY 287.  SOME FOG CAN
ALSO BE EXPECTED. THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED ABOVE 7000
FEET. SOUTH PASS AND BEAVER RIM CAN EXPECT PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW WITH
ACCUMULATIONS AROUND 6 INCHES.

WITH LOW VISIBILITY AND WET ROADS...TRAVELERS ON HIGHWAYS 789...287
AND 28 OVER SOUTH PASS...SHOULD BE PREPARED TO SLOW DOWN.  SPRAY
FROM SEMI TRUCKS COULD SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE VISIBILITY WHILE
PASSING.

$$



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