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Winter Storm

andy lambertFebruary 20, 2013

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From the National Weather Service:

Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 5 pm MST /6 pm cst/ Thursday.

  • Timing/duration: Light to occasionally moderate snow will spread northward across the area through this morning. Some patchy freezing drizzle will also occur this morning. The snowfall intensity will let up briefly in the afternoon before increasing in intensity late this afternoon and early this evening. Moderate to occasionally heavy snow will occur tonight into Thursday.
  • Snow/ice accumulations: very little if any ice accumulation is expected. Snow accumulations will vary from west to east with 9 to 17 inches expected, highest east of a Leoti to Colby to Trenton Line.
  • Winds/visibility: winds of 20 to 30 mph with higher gusts are possible and will create areas of blowing snow. Visibilities will be frequently reduced to less than a mile due to the intense snowfall and blowing snow.
  • Other impacts: travel will likely become difficult across the region due to poor visibilities in blowing snow and slick roads. Young livestock may also be at risk with the wet conditions. Strong winds, and cold temperatures.

Recommended actions

A Winter Storm Warning means that significant amounts of snow. Sleet, or ice are now occurring or are imminent. Travel will become very hazardous or impossible. Check the latest weather forecast before venturing outside.

Visit our “Closings and Cancellations” page for the latest updates on area closings, postponements and schedule changes.

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