High Wind Warning in place for Fremont County Wednesday

    The National Weather Service office in Riverton has issued a high wind warning for much of Wyoming, including Fremont County.

    Strong winds will develop as the day continues. Northwest winds of 30 to 40 mph are possible with gusts of up to 60 mph.

    This could impact travel conditions for light, high profile vehicles, and trailers.


    The Riverton and Lander areas had a 20% of snow this afternoon. Wind chill temperatures will reach below zero, as low as -15 tonight.

    Dubois has a 70% chance of snow this afternoon. Wind chill temperatures at -10 are expected overnight.

    Thursday is expected to remain breezy, but Wednesday should be the windiest day of the week according to the current forecast.


    …Very Strong Winds Expected in Parts of Central Wyoming Today into This Evening… .A strong cold front will move across the area today. Strong southwest winds will continue ahead of the front from Jeffrey City to Casper area through early afternoon. Behind the cold front, strong northwest winds will develop in the Wind River Basin and Northern Johnson County this afternoon and evening. Including the cities of Dubois, Riverton, and Shoshoni 729 AM MST Wed Dec 12 2018 …HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO MIDNIGHT MST TONIGHT… * TIMING…Strong northwest winds will develop behind a strong cold front this afternoon and continue through the evening hours. * WINDS…Northwest winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts to 60 mph possible. * IMPACTS…Travellers across the Wind River Basin should be alert for possible strong and sometimes sudden wind gusts. Keep two hands on the wheel and slow down if necessary. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.


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