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Blizzard Warnings in Wyoming, Heavy Snow in the West

31 Mar 2017, 2:21 pm

Strong winds and heavy snow are creating near zero visibility in parts of Central Wyoming, most notably in the Wind River Mountains. Blizzard Warnings have been issued in the Fremont County area as snowfall totals will climb to 2 to 3 feet with 40 to 60 mph winds. Already Highway 28 has been closed due to white out conditions and deep snow drifts.

Winter Storm Warnings extend from Montana to Utah and Colorado. Accumulations will be well over a foot for most of the most mountain ranges, with the highest peaks seeing up to 3 feet.

The large low pressure center has been producing strong winds, with gusts in California to 95 mph. High Wind Warnings continue through most of the Southwest, from California to New Mexico.

Pockets of heavy snow will continue through tonight into Saturday morning as the low pressure center moves to the east. The system will start to move into the Plains Saturday afternoon and snowfall will gradually diminish.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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