CASPER, Wyo — A winter storm watch will remain in effect for many areas of southeast Wyoming until 6:00 am Monday. Advisories have been extended west to Sweetwater County until 6:00 pm Sunday, the National Weather Service (NWS) said.
The winter storm warning in effect until 6:00 am Monday affects all of Laramie, Goshen, and Platte counties and parts of Albany and Carbon counties.
Heavy and blowing snow is impacting travel and has led to multiple accidents and road closures Sunday morning, Oct. 25.
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“If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency,” NWS said, further advising that travellers slow down, provide for delays, and only travel if necessary.
Dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 5 minutes, NWS said. Wind chills as low as 30 degrees below zero are forecast in mountain zones.
Total snow accumulations of 6 to 10 inches and wind gusts up to 35 mph are expected in Platte, Albany, and Laramie counties, with higher amounts in the central Laramie Range.
In Sweetwater County, light snow and blowing snow and wind chills between 10 and 20 below zero are reported, NWS said.