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Casper Mountain may see up to 18 inches of snow this weekend

(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

(Casper, WY) — The National Weather Service in Riverton has issued a new “Winter Weather Message” related to a previously issued Winter Storm Warning for Natrona County between 2pm Friday and 6pm Saturday.

The message warns that total snow accumulations of 5 to 10 inches may be seen in the lower elevations in Natrona County, including Casper. Casper Mountain may see 10 to 18 inches of snow from the same system.

In addition to the snowfall, blowing snow and freezing drizzle may contribute to very hazardous driving conditions. Blowing snow will create significantly reduced visibility, while the freezing drizzle at the one of the event Friday afternoon could create a hidden layer of ice beneath the snow covered roads. Travel on Interstate 25 and Highways 26 and 220 is expected to be extremely difficult.

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The National Weather Service is suggesting that if you must travel on Friday or Saturday, you should keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. You can check the latest road conditions at wyoroad.info.

You can read the latest Hazardous Weather Outlook information from the National Weather Service here.