Powerful Storm Results in High Winds on 5/28

A potent storm system resulted in very strong south winds across parts of central and southern Wyoming Friday afternoon.  Wind gusts up to 70 mph were observed.  These strong winds caused some minor damage across the area.  Here is a list of peak wind gusts observed across the area on Friday.

LOCATION                                                                             WIND GUST
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LANDER AIRPORT                                                                    70 MPH
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FALES ROCK RAWS (SW. NATRONA)                                  68 MPH
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ROCK SPRINGS AIRPORT                                                      63 MPH
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SNOW SPRINGS CREEK RAWS (C. SWEETWATER)       62 MPH
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CONTINENTAL DIVIDE /E. SWEETWATER/                         61 MPH
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JEFFREY CITY                                                                             61 MPH
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BEAVER RIM                                                                                60 MPH
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MILL CREEK RAWS (W. BIGHORN MTS.)                             60 MPH
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SOUTH PASS                                                                              59 MPH
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RIVERTON AIRPORT                                                                 55 MPH
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ANDERSON RIDGE RAWS (SOUTH PASS)                          55 MPH
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ROCK SPRINGS                                                                         54 MPH
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WIND RIVER RAWS (E. WIND RIVER MTS.)                          52 MPH
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HILAND                                                                                          50 MPH
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CROWHEART                                                                              49 MPH
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BIG PINEY AIRPORT                                                                   47 MPH
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PINEDALE AIRPORT                                                                  46 MPH
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MEETEETSE                                                                                 41 MPH
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LOCATION                                                                                WIND GUST

RAWS...REMOTE AUTOMATED WEATHER STATION



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