Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Riverton, WY

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Riverton WY
225 PM MDT Thu Mar 16 2017

WYZ016-170000-
Upper Wind River Basin-
Including the city of Dubois
225 PM 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.

$$

WYZ005-007-170000-
Southwest Big Horn Basin-Owl Creek and Bridger Mountains-
Including the city of Thermopolis
225 PM MDT Thu Mar 16 2017

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.

$$

WYZ017-018-170000-
Wind River Basin-Lander Foothills-
Including the cities of Riverton, Shoshoni, and Lander
225 PM MDT Thu Mar 16 2017

West to southwest wind of 20 to 30 mph with gusts of 45 mph will
be common across Fremont County today. Motorists should expect
sudden, strong crosswind which will enhance the blowover risk for
lightweight and high profile vehicles.

$$

WYZ019-170000-
Green Mountains and Rattlesnake Range-
Including the city of Jeffrey City
225 PM MDT Thu Mar 16 2017

...Elevated Fire Danger Today and Saturday...

Today and Saturday afternoons will see moderate to high fire
danger across portions of central Wyoming...particularly over
eastern Fremont and southwestern Natrona counties. This will
occur as near critical grassy fuels combine with low relative
humidity values and breezy to windy conditions for a couple of
hours in the afternoons. Saturday will have the most critical fire
weather conditions. Please be cautious if considering burning
during this time frame and postpone if possible until a better
burn day.

$$



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