Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Riverton, WY

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Riverton WY
544 AM MDT Thu Mar 16 2017

WYZ016-162000-
Upper Wind River Basin-
Including the city of Dubois
544 AM MDT Thu Mar 16 2017

Strong west to northwest wind of 20 to 30 mph with gust of 45 mph
are expected between Crowheart to northwest of Dubois. A few gusts
of 50 to 60 mph could occur in the higher elevations above Dubois.
Drivers of lightweight or high profile vehicles should be prepared
for these strong winds.

$$

WYZ002-003-162000-
Absaroka Mountains-Cody Foothills-
Including the cities of Cody and Meeteetse
544 AM MDT Thu Mar 16 2017

Strong westerly winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts of 45 mph will
be common across the Absaroka and Cody Foothills today. The
strongest winds are expected from just north of Cody to Thermopolis,
including the Meeteetse area. A few gusts of 50 to 60 mph could
occur in typical windy areas such as on exposed ridges. Motorists
should expect sudden, strong crosswind along highway 120 which
will enhance the blowover risk for lightweight and high profile
vehicles.

$$

WYZ005-007-162000-
Southwest Big Horn Basin-Owl Creek and Bridger Mountains-
Including the city of Thermopolis
544 AM MDT Thu Mar 16 2017

Strong west to southwest wind of 20 to 30 mph with gusts of 45
mph will be common across Hot Springs County today. The strongest
winds are expected to occur across western Hot Springs along
Highway 120 west of Thermopolis. Motorists should expect sudden,
strong crosswind which will enhance the blowover risk for
lightweight and high profile vehicles.

$$

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