Heavy snow, wind mark Wyoming weather

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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A winter storm continued to affect Wyoming on Tuesday, with heavy snow forecast in the west and strong winds in the Cody area and in southeastern Wyoming.

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for the Jackson area, forecasting 5 to 8 inches of snow in the resort town, along with strong winds that could reduce visibility to under a quarter of a mile. The warning was in effect until 5 p.m. Wednesday.

A winter weather advisory was in effect until late Wednesday morning for the areas north and south of Jackson, including Yellowstone National Park.

High winds were blowing in the Cody area and in southeastern Wyoming.

Extreme winds, with gusts up to 80 mph, prevented the city of Casper from opening Hogadon Basin Ski area on Tuesday.

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