Cheyenne Weather Service: Storm Is ‘Potentially Crippling’
The service, In a statement Monday evening, referred to the storm as "potentially crippling":
''A major, potentially crippling winter storm is expected to impact all of southeast Wyoming and the western Nebraska Panhandle from late Tuesday night through Thursday. Blizzard & Winter Storm Warnings are already in effect. This is a very serious situation! PREPARE NOW!"
The service also released this statement:
- Blizzard Warnings and Winter Storm warning have now been issued for portions of Southeast Wyoming and the Nebraska Panhandle.
- When: Starting 12am Wednesday Morning - 6pm Thursday Afternoon.
- Main Impact Timing Window: 6am Wednesday Morning - 12pm Thursday.
- Most significant impacts will occur across far southeast Wyoming and the entire Nebraska Panhandle where the Blizzard Warnings are currently in effect.
- High transportation impacts expected across the entire region with moderate to high Confidence.
- Sustained north winds of 35 to 45 mph with gusts 55 - 60 mph expected. This may result in considerable blowing and drifting snow with very low visibility.
- All travel across all of southeast Wyoming and the Nebraska Panhandle should be avoided during this time.