Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Riverton, WY

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
445 PM MDT THU AUG 25 2016

WYZ005-007-252345-
SOUTHWEST BIG HORN BASIN-OWL CREEK AND BRIDGER MOUNTAINS-
445 PM MDT THU AUG 25 2016

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR WESTERN HOT SPRINGS COUNTY
THROUGH 545 PM...

AT 439 PM MDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A
LINE EXTENDING FROM 10 MILES NORTHWEST OF HAMILTON DOME TO NEAR
ANCHOR DAM. MOVEMENT WAS EAST AT 10 MPH.

THE MAIN HAZARDS FROM THIS ACTIVITY WILL BE TORRENTIAL
RAINFALL...HALF INCH HAIL AND FREQUENT LIGHTNING.

STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE NEAR...
  LEGEND ROCK STATE PETROGLYPH SITE AROUND 515 PM MDT.
  HAMILTON DOME AROUND 525 PM MDT.

THE HEADWATERS OF THE COTTONWOOD CREEK IN WESTERN HOT SPRINGS COUNTY
HAVE RECEIVED BETWEEN A HALF AN INCH...TO ONE AND A HALF INCHES OF
RAIN FROM THESE SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS. THIS WILL CAUSE RAPID
RISES ON THE COTTONWOOD CREEK THROUGH THIS EVENING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS...AND MAY
LEAD TO LOCALIZED FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH
FLOODED ROADWAYS.

FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS.
LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE 10 MILES AWAY FROM A THUNDERSTORM. SEEK A SAFE
SHELTER INSIDE A BUILDING OR VEHICLE.

&&

LAT...LON 4389 10832 4354 10850 4354 10876 4358 10884
      4358 10888 4361 10894 4363 10893 4366 10888
      4368 10892 4371 10892 4372 10885 4377 10888
      4379 10885 4381 10886 4382 10882 4385 10883
      4390 10880
TIME...MOT...LOC 2239Z 272DEG 10KT 4383 10875 4364 10887

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