High Wind Warning Continues in Sweetwater County

High Wind Warning Continues in Sweetwater County

SWEETWATER COUTY — The United States National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a High Wind Warning for Sweetwater County.

The NWS is anticipating high winds to remain in Sweetwater County until about 8 pm December 20.

West winds of 30-40 mph with gusts of up to 60 mph are anticipated to in Sweetwater County, specifically in the eastern portion of the county. Rock Springs and Reliance have already reported 55 mph winds gusts, while the Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport reported a wind gust of 52 mph.

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Muddy Gap and Big Piney both reported a 78 mph gust, while Sunlight Basin in Park County reported a gust at 91 mph.

U.S. National Weather Service Riverton Office Facebook page photo

Travel could be impacted by the winds, especially high profile vehicles. The Wyoming Department of Transportation has closed sections of I80 to light and high profile vehicles throughout most of the day in the Southeast portion of the state. For up to date road reports visit WYDOT’s website.

For more wind gust totals across the state click here.