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Wyoming, Absaroka Mountains

High Wind Watch

Statement as of 2:21 PM MDT on October 24, 2014

Expires 11:00 AM EDT on October 26, 2014


... High wind watch in effect from late Saturday night through
Sunday morning...

The National Weather Service in Riverton has issued a high wind
watch... which is in effect from late Saturday night through
Sunday morning.

* Summary and timing... winds will be on the increase through the
night Saturday night and may become very strong to potentially
damaging after midnight. Winds will likely peak near or just
before sunrise Sunday.

* Wind... west 40 to 50 mph with gusts of 70 to 80 mph possible.

* Impacts... travellers over the chief Joseph Highway and other
heading into the Absaroka Mountains should be prepared for very
strong to dangerous west winds Saturday night and Sunday
morning. These winds could be strong enough to blow over high
profile or lightweight vehicles. Hunters should also use caution
as these very strong winds could cause some weaker trees to
topple over. Use caution and stay tuned for the latest forecast
on this potential high wind situation.

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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