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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
103 PM MST WED NOV 26 2014

...EXTENDED PERIOD OF STRONG WINDS POSSIBLE ACROSS THE NORTHERN
ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS AND THE ADJACENT CODY FOOTHILLS THURSDAY
AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.TIGHTENING THERMAL AND PRESSURE GRADIENTS OVER OR NEAR THE
ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT FOOTHILLS IN ADDITION TO
INCREASING FLOW ALOFT OUT OF THE WEST TO SOUTHWEST WILL PROVIDE
THE NECESSARY INGREDIENTS FOR A RATHER PROLONGED PERIOD OF STRONG
WINDS BEGINNING THANKSGIVING AFTERNOON AND CONTINUING THROUGH THE
DAY ON SATURDAY.

WYZ002-003-271100-
/O.NEW.KRIW.HW.A.0024.141127T1900Z-141130T0000Z/
ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS-CODY FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CODY...MEETEETSE
103 PM MST WED NOV 26 2014

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RIVERTON HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* SUMMARY AND TIMING...WEST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL BEGIN TO
  INCREASE THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS ON THANKSGIVING DAY...FIRST
  BECOMING STRONG ACROSS THE HIGHER MOUNTAINS BY EARLY AFTERNOON
  THEN DESCENDING THROUGHOUT THE REST OF THE DAY INTO THE CODY
  FOOTHILLS. STRONGEST WINDS SHOULD OCCUR FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON...
  LASTING THROUGH MID DAY ON SATURDAY.

* WIND...WEST 30 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 60 MPH AND LOWER
  ELEVATIONS...STRONGER NEAR CLARK AT TIMES WITH GUSTS BETWEEN 70
  MPH AND 90 MPH EXPECTED...ESPECIALLY ON FRIDAY. THE MOUNTAINS
  WILL SEE WEST WINDS BLOWING FROM 40 TO 60 MPH WITH GUSTS 70 TO
  80 MPH OVER THE SAME PERIOD.

* IMPACTS...HIGH WINDS MAY MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS FOR LIGHT AND
  HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES LATER THANKSGIVING DAY...ESPECIALLY
  BETWEEN CODY AND CLARK ACROSS HIGHWAY 120. THESE CONDITIONS WILL
  LAST THROUGH THE DAY ON SATURDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMEMBER...A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR A
HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH AREA.

THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS PROVIDED BY THE WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF
TRANSPORTATION ARE AVAILABLE BY CALLING 5-1-1 OR ON THE INTERNET
AT WYOROAD.INFO.

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