Non-Precipitation Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Riverton, WY

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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
139 AM MST FRI FEB 5 2016

...STRONG WIND FAVORABLE TO RETURN TO THE CODY FOOTHILLS
TONIGHT...THEN ACROSS PORTIONS OF CENTRAL WYOMING SATURDAY...

.STRONG MOUNTAIN WIND APPEARS FAVORABLE TO PRODUCE VERY STRONG
SURFACE WIND ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE CODY FOOTHILLS. THIS PERIOD
OF STRONG WIND LOOKS TO BEGIN THIS EVENING...WITH THE STRONGEST
WIND ANTICIPATED LATE TONIGHT AND INTO SATURDAY MORNING. WIND
ACROSS THE AREA SHOULD WEAKEN THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.
THEN...WITH THE APPROACH OF ANOTHER UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL STRENGTHEN ACROSS SOUTHWEST WYOMING WITH
LOWERING PRESSURE TO THE NORTHEAST...GIVING A RATHER TIGHT
PRESSURE GRADIENT ACROSS PORTIONS OF CENTRAL WYOMING. THIS WILL
ALLOW FOR STRONG SURFACE WIND TO FORM ONCE AGAIN FROM THE SOUTH
PASS AREA...EAST THROUGH NATRONA COUNTY.

WYZ003-052300-
/O.CON.KRIW.HW.A.0003.160206T0000Z-160206T1500Z/
CODY FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CODY...MEETEETSE
139 AM MST FRI FEB 5 2016

...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...

* TIMING...STRONG MOUNTAIN RELATED WIND WILL BEGIN OVER THE AREA
  THIS EVENING AND CONTINUE THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. THE
  STRONGEST WINDS LOOK TO IMPACT TWO MAIN AREAS...GENERALLY NORTH
  OF CODY AND ALSO SOUTH OF CODY. WIND SHOULD WEAKEN SATURDAY
  MORNING ACROSS THE AREA.

* WINDS...SPEEDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH ARE FAVORABLE WITH GUSTS 55 TO
  65 MPH.

* IMPACTS...STRONG WIND MAY CREATE HAZARDOUS CROSSWIND ACROSS
  AREA ROADWAYS. MOTORISTS SHOULD MONITOR CURRENT TRAVEL
  CONDITIONS...ESPECIALLY THOSE IN HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A HAZARDOUS
HIGH WIND EVENT. SUSTAINED WINDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH...OR GUSTS OF
58 MPH OR STRONGER MAY OCCUR. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST
FORECASTS.

&&

$$

WYZ019-020-052300-
/O.CON.KRIW.HW.A.0003.160206T1200Z-160207T0600Z/
GREEN MOUNTAINS AND RATTLESNAKE RANGE-
NATRONA COUNTY LOWER ELEVATIONS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...JEFFREY CITY...CASPER
139 AM MST FRI FEB 5 2016

...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING...

* TIMING...A STRONG PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL FORM ACROSS PORTIONS OF
  CENTRAL WYOMING SATURDAY MORNING IN RESPONSE TO AN UPPER LEVEL
  DISTURBANCE PASSING OVER THE AREA. SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE
  IN STRENGTH THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS ON SATURDAY...PEAKING BY
  EARLY AFTERNOON BEFORE TAPERING OFF IN THE EVENING.

* WINDS...SPEEDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS 55 TO 60 MPH.

* IMPACTS...STRONG WIND MAY CREATE HAZARDOUS CROSSWIND ACROSS AREA
  ROADWAYS IN ADDITION TO AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW CAUSING SLICK
  ROADWAYS. MOTORISTS SHOULD MONITOR CURRENT TRAVEL
  CONDITIONS...ESPECIALLY THOSE IN HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A HAZARDOUS
HIGH WIND EVENT. SUSTAINED WINDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH...OR GUSTS OF
58 MPH OR STRONGER MAY OCCUR. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST
FORECASTS.

&&

$$



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