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High Wind Warning in effect for Upper Wind River Basin this afternoon

The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Riverton has issued a high wind warning for the Upper Country of Fremont County for this afternoon and evening. Winds at 30 to 40 mph with gusts to 60 mph are expected. The warning is copied below: ...STRONG NORTHWEST WIND THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING... .A CLIPPER SYSTEM WILL DIVE INTO THE NORTHERN PLAINS THIS AFTERNOON. NORTHWEST WINDS WILL STRENGTHEN WITH THE PASSAGE OF THIS SYSTEM THIS EVENING. STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH OVERNIGHT. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RIVERTON HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 11 PM MST THIS EVENING. THE HIGH WIND WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. * TIMING...NORTHWEST WINDS STRENGTHENING BY NOON WITH THE STRONGEST WINDS EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH OVERNIGHT. * WINDS...NORTHWEST WIND 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH. * IMPACTS...STRONG CROSSWIND WILL BE LIKELY ALONG U.S. HIGHWAY 26 287 BETWEEN DUBOIS AND CROWHEART. HIGH PROFILE AND LIGHTWEIGHT VEHICLES WILL LIKELY FACE A BLOWOVER RISK THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. BEFORE TRAVELING...MOTORISTS SHOULD CHECK CURRENT ROAD CONDITIONS BY VISITING WYOROAD.INFO OR BY DIALING 511. #county10 #news