Peak wind gusts Thursday topped 50 mph on South Pass and at Fort Washakie
(Riverton, Wyo.) – It was a windy day Thursday, as you know, but did you know how strong the wind was?
The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Riverton said the peak wind gust locally was eight miles west of South Pass City where a gust of 52 mph was recorded. Other top gusts included 50 mph 10 miles West of Fort Washakie, 48 mph at Riverton Regional Airport, 46 mph at Lander’s Hunt Field Airport, and 45 mph three miles north-northwest of Hudson and in Red Canyon south of Lander.
Only wind gusts over 40 mph were recorded.