... WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHEYENNE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

* TIMING... RAIN OR A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW WILL OCCUR TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THE EARLY EVENING AND WILL CHANGE TO SNOW TUESDAY NIGHT. MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW IS THEN POSSIBLE THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... 6 TO 12 INCHES... WITH POTENTIALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS FOR GOSHEN COUNTY.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY... NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTING 30 TO 40 MPH.

* IMPACTS... THE COMBINATION OF HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS COULD HAVE SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS ON TRAVEL DUE TO NEAR WHITE OUT CONDITIONS AND DRIFTING OF SNOW. TRAVEL DELAYS AND ROAD CLOSURES ARE POSSIBLE. THIS STORM COULD ALSO POSE A SIGNIFICANT THREAT TO LIVESTOCK... AND CAUSE POWER OUTAGES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW... SLEET... OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.