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Wed December 31, 2003
More Snow on the Way
Cheyenne, Wy – Another major winter storm is headed into Wyoming.
The National Weather Service says moist southwest flow from the Pacific will stream into the state beginning Wednesday morning, resulting in potentially another round of heavy snowfall for the mountains and valleys of western Wyoming.
The weather bureau has issued a winter storm warning for Uinta County for today through New Year's Day.
Snow will begin this morning and continue periodically through tomorrow.
Accumulations of five to ten inches are expected, and strong southwest winds will whip the snow into blinding ground blizzards.
A winter storm watch has been posted for tonight through tomorrow night for Pinedale, Kemmerer, Cokeville, Afton, Jackson and Yellowstone National Park, where six to 12 inches of snow is expected.
The watch also includes the following mountain ranges: Salt River, Wyoming, Teton, Absaroka, Gros Ventre and Wind River.
One to two feet of snow is expected in the high country.
The weather service has also issued a high wind watch for New Year's Day for central Wyoming.
Southwest winds of 30 to 40 miles per hour are expected, with gusts to near 70 miles an hour in the Casper and Jeffrey City areas.
The winds are expected to diminish by Friday morning.
Drivers of vans, campers, trailers and other high-profile vehicles should be alert to the danger of high winds tomorrow, especially when driving along Wyoming Boulevard around Casper and along U-S 287 over Beaver Rim.
The latest system follows two storms that have dropped two to three feet of snow over western Wyoming since Christmas.