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The National Weather Service upgraded the upcoming expected winter storm from a watch to a warning Saturday and issue the following information:

…Major Winter Storm likely Sunday Afternoon through Monday

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Night…

.A cold front move into northern Wyoming Sunday morning. This
cold front will drop southward to the Continental Divide by
around sunset Sunday and southwest Wyoming Sunday night. The
precipitation is expected to occur behind the cold front. This
storm system will move slowly, with snow lingering through Monday
night. The heaviest snowfall looks to occur Sunday night through
Monday in most locations. Snowfall amounts are still somewhat
uncertain and may be tweaked as the storm draws closer.

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM SUNDAY TO 5 AM MST
TUESDAY…

* WHAT…Heavy snow expected.

* WHERE…Wind River Mountains West, Wind River Mountains East,
Wind River Basin, Lander Foothills and Green Mountains and
Rattlesnake Range.

* WHEN…From 8 PM Sunday to 5 AM MST Tuesday.

* SNOW AMOUNTS…6 to 12 inches in the lower elevations, except
12 to 18 inches in the Lander Foothills. 16 to 24 inches on
the eastern slopes of the Wind River Mountains with 8 to 16
inches on the western slopes. Locally higher amounts are
possible.

* IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Forecasted snow amounts could still change
somewhat as the storm system gets closer and details become
clearer. This will likely be the heaviest snowfall since
Thanksgiving.

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