Hot Springs County under tornado warning; Severe thunderstorm warning for Fremont County

Boysen Reservoir during yesterday's Thunderstorm. Photo Credit: Ernie Over
The National Weather Service office in Riverton has issued a tornado warning for Hot Springs County and a severe thunderstorm warning for Fremont County. 

Large hail has also been reported as part of this storm cell.

Hot Springs County:
...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 215 PM MDT FOR SOUTHEASTERN HOT SPRINGS COUNTY... At 152 PM MDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located 7 miles southeast of Hot Springs State Park, which is 8 miles east of Thermopolis, moving east at 30 mph. At 149 PM MDT 2 inch hail was reported at Hot Springs State Park. HAZARD...Tornado and baseball size hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated rotation. IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree damage is likely. Locations impacted include... Thermopolis, Hot Springs State Park and Hot Springs County Fairgrounds. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.

Fremont County:

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for Western and Central


.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

Isolated to scattered thunderstorms over northern and northwestern


.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday.

Tuesday through Thursday...Afternoon and evening thunderstorms,

especially across the northern and northwestern portions. It will

be driest across southwest Wyoming.

Tuesday through Thursday...Elevated fire conditions possible over

southern Wyoming.


Weather spotters are encouraged to report significant weather

conditions according to standard operating procedures.