SWEETWATER COUNTY — The United States National Weather Service (NWS) measured wind gusts up to 70 miles per hour throughout Sweetwater County yesterday.
According to the NWS, yesterday afternoon the southeast portion of Rock Springs reported a 70 mph wind gust, while the Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport reported a wind gust of 64 mph.
Earlier in the day, Green River reported a 58 mph wind gust in the northeast portion of the city, and in the northwest portion reported a 51 mph wind gust.
Green River and Rock Springs were not the only areas of the county to report high wind gusts. Point of Rocks reported a 53 mph wind gust and Wamsutter reported a 53 mph wind gust. To see the complete list of wind gusts across the state click here.
The NWS is reporting Sweetwater County will still experience wind today with a high around 20 degrees. The NWS is predicting a westerly wind between 23 to 26 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph. For a complete forecast click here.