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Winter storm bears down on much of Wyoming

Oct 3, 2013 - The Associated Press

CHEYENNE -- Winter storm warnings and watches have been posted for a large part of central and eastern Wyoming.

The National Weather Service says a storm system was expected to primarily impact areas east of the Continental Divide on Thursday and into Friday night. Some snow and rain was already falling in northwest Wyoming on Wednesday afternoon.

Included in the watch area are Cheyenne, Casper, Riverton, Rawlins, Laramie, Gillette, Wheatland and Cody.

Eight or more inches of snow is possible in some of the cities.

The Weather Service issued a winter storm warning Thursday for Sheridan and the Bighorn Mountains where 10 to 20 inches of snow is possible.

The new storm arrives just a week after a similar weather system dumped up to a foot of snow in some areas causing widespread power outages and property damage, primarily from broken tree limbs

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