Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Riverton, WY

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
1155 AM MST SAT JAN 24 2015

WYZ009-010-242300-
BIGHORN MOUNTAINS SOUTHEAST-NORTHEAST JOHNSON COUNTY-
1155 AM MST SAT JAN 24 2015

STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL THIS AFTERNOON WITH GUSTS OVER 55 MPH
POSSIBLE FROM BUFFALO NORTH AND WEST. THESE VERY STRONG WINDS WILL
RETREAT BACK INTO THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE BIGHORNS AFTER SUNSET.
THESE STRONG WINDS WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY SOME PERIODS OF LIGHT SNOW
IN THE BIGHORNS AND WILL CAUSE AREAS OF HEAVY BLOWING AND DRIFTING
SNOW RESULTING IN DIFFICULT TRAVEL AND LOW VISIBILITY AT TIMES. IN
ADDITION...THE GUSTY WINDS WILL CREATE A BLOW-OVER RISK FOR HIGH
PROFILE VEHICLES AND LIGHT TRAILERS TRAVELLING BETWEEN BUFFALO AND
THE MONTANA BORDER ALONG INTERSTATE 90.

$$

WYZ003-242300-
CODY FOOTHILLS-
1155 AM MST SAT JAN 24 2015

STRONG WEST WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON AND WILL GUST
BETWEEN 50 AND 60 MPH ALONG AND WEST OF HIGHWAY 120 INTO TONIGHT. THE
WINDIEST LOCATIONS WILL LIKELY BE JUST SOUTH OF CLARK ALONG HIGHWAY
120 AND ALSO JUST SOUTH OF CODY. THE STRONG AND ERRATIC CROSS WINDS
WILL POSE A BLOW-OVER RISK FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES AND LIGHT
TRAILERS TRAVELING BETWEEN MEETEETSE AND THE MONTANA BORDER ALONG
HIGHWAY 120.

$$

WYZ016-242300-
UPPER WIND RIVER BASIN-
1155 AM MST SAT JAN 24 2015

STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL CONTINUE AT TIMES THROUGH TONIGHT
AND WILL GUST IN EXCESS OF 45 MPH BETWEEN CROWHEART AND DUBOIS.
TRAVELLERS WITH HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES AND LIGHT TRAILERS SHOULD BE
ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS FOR THESE OCCASIONAL STRONG WIND GUSTS.

$$

WYZ019-020-242300-
GREEN MOUNTAINS AND RATTLESNAKE RANGE-
NATRONA COUNTY LOWER ELEVATIONS-
1155 AM MST SAT JAN 24 2015

SOUTHWEST WIND AT 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 40 TO 50 MPH WILL BE
ENCOUNTERED ALONG HIGHWAY 258 WYOMING BOULEVARD ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF
CASPER AND ALONG AREAS OF HIGHWAY 220 BETWEEN CASPER AND
INDEPENDENCE ROCK THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON. TRAVELLERS WITH HIGH
PROFILE VEHICLES AND LIGHT TRAILERS SHOULD BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS FOR
THESE OCCASIONAL STRONG WIND GUSTS.

$$

TEAM RIVERTON




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