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St. Patrick promised a windy St. Patty's Day, and he delivered! A quick moving system brought through a sharp cold front with some snow, and a lot of wind. There were reports of trees down in Fremont and Sweetwater Counties, one of which fell on a police cruiser; there were also reports of three business signs around Rock Springs being blown down, among other damage. Click here to see the latest Public Information Statement containing the full list of wind reports greater than or equal to 50 mph. Click Image To Enlarge Hi-Resolution Map
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The above map does not show every report, please see the latest public information statement or the table below for a more complete list
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|County||Station Name||Wind Gust (mph)|
|Fremont||7 NW Lander||73|
|Sweetwater||Rock Springs ASOS||69|
|Fremont||South Pass City||66|
|Sweetwater||4 WSW Rock Springs||57|
|Hot Springs||Grass Creek Divide||57|
|Sweetwater||7 E Rock Springs||57|
|Johnson||10 N Kaycee||56|
|Sweetwater||Point of Rocks||55|
|Big Horn||Greybull ASOS||55|
|Johnson||5 E Buffalo||54|
|Sweetwater||Snow Springs Creek||54|
|Natrona||Twenty Mile Hill||51|
|Sublette||Big Piney ASOS||50|
There will be a brief respite overnight with strong and gusty winds returning on Monday across many of the same areas that received the strong winds on Sunday (see bottom left loop). However, the winds on Monday are expected to be more isolated and less impactful.
CLICK LOOP TO ENLARGE Image Key: Black to Navy Blue = Less than 30 mph Blue = 30 - 35 mph Purple = 35 - 40 mph Green = 40 - 50 mph Orange - 50 - 60 mph CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE
The above animation shows the 3 hourly wind speeds (image) and direction (barbs) from our local WRF model. The loop begins at 18Z Saturday (or noon on Sunday) and ends at 12Z Tuesday (or 5am Tuesday)
The above image shows the wind gust forecast for Monday, March 18th
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Black to Navy Blue = Less than 30 mph
Blue = 30 - 35 mph
Purple = 35 - 40 mph
Green = 40 - 50 mph
Orange - 50 - 60 mph
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