Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Riverton, WY

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
419 PM MDT THU AUG 27 2015

WYZ002>005-007-272315-
CODY FOOTHILLS-NORTH BIG HORN BASIN-OWL CREEK AND BRIDGER
MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST BIG HORN BASIN-ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS-
419 PM MDT THU AUG 27 2015

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR NORTHWESTERN HOT SPRINGS AND
EASTERN PARK COUNTIES UNTIL 515 PM MDT...

AT 417 PM MDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A LINE OF STRONG
THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 9 MILES SOUTHEAST OF DEAD
INDIAN PASS TO 6 MILES WEST OF PITCHFORK TO NEAR WASHAKIE NEEDLES...
AND MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH.

WINDS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH AND FREQUENT LIGHTNING WILL BE POSSIBLE
WITH THESE STORMS.

STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE NEAR...
  PITCHFORK AROUND 430 PM MDT.
  CODY AND ANCHOR DAM AROUND 450 PM MDT.
  MEETEETSE AROUND 500 PM MDT.
  RALSTON AROUND 510 PM MDT.
  HAMILTON DOME...LEGEND ROCK STATE PETROGLYPH SITE AND GOOSEBERRY
CREEK AROUND 515 PM MDT.

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PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS.
LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE 15 MILES AWAY FROM A THUNDERSTORM. SEEK A SAFE
SHELTER INSIDE A BUILDING OR VEHICLE.

IF ON OR NEAR BUFFALO BILL RESERVOIR...GET OUT OF THE WATER AND MOVE
INDOORS OR INSIDE A VEHICLE. REMEMBER...LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE OUT TO
15 MILES FROM THE PARENT THUNDERSTORM. IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER...YOU
ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING. MOVE TO SAFE SHELTER
NOW. DO NOT BE CAUGHT ON THE WATER IN A THUNDERSTORM.

&&

LAT...LON 4479 10861 4417 10853 4408 10855 4408 10852
      4363 10839 4366 10919 4405 10931 4468 10940
TIME...MOT...LOC 2217Z 266DEG 22KT 4462 10929 4406 10921 4374 10912

$$

MEUNIER


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