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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RIVERTON HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…

EASTERN NATRONA COUNTY IN CENTRAL WYOMING…

* UNTIL 830 PM MDT

* AT 721 PM MDT…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE

EXTENDING FROM 8 MILES SOUTHWEST OF I25 EXIT 223 TO 6 MILES WEST OF

ANTELOPE HILLS TO 9 MILES WEST OF EMIGRANT GAP…AND MOVING

SOUTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

HAZARD…GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL AND 60 MPH WIND GUSTS

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…PEOPLE AND ANIMALS OUTDOORS WILL BE INJURED. EXPECT HAIL

DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING…WINDOWS AND VEHICLES. EXPECT

WIND DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE NEAR…

HOMA HILLS AND I25 MILE MARKER 200 AROUND 735 PM MDT.

I25 EXIT 216 AND ANTELOPE HILLS AROUND 740 PM MDT.

U.S. HWY 220 MILE MARKER 100 AND I25 EXIT 210 AROUND 745 PM MDT.

TEAPOT ROCK AND HWY 487 MILE MARKER 70 AROUND 750 PM MDT.

EVANSVILLE AND CASPER AROUND 755 PM MDT.

HOGADON SKI AREA AND I25 EXIT 182 AROUND 805 PM MDT.

OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE U.S. HWY 20/26 MILE MARKER

10…STATE HWY 259 MILE MARKER 15…U.S. HWY 220 MILE MARKER 110…

CASPER EVENTS CENTER…MILLS…CENTRAL WYOMING FAIRGROUNDS AND

EASTRIDGE MALL.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 25 IN WYOMING BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 176 AND

221.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

THESE STORMS ARE PRODUCING LARGE HAIL. SEEK SHELTER NOW INSIDE A

STURDY STRUCTURE AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS. THIS STORM HAS ALSO

SHOWN STRONG ROTATION AT TIMES SO REPORT ANY FUNNEL CLOUDS TO YOUR

LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OR THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN

RIVERTON.

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS…AND MAY LEAD TO

FLASH FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS!

 

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RIVERTON HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…

EASTERN NATRONA COUNTY IN CENTRAL WYOMING…INCLUDING CASPER

* UNTIL 1030 PM MDT

* AT 728 PM MDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED

SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS WITH VERY HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE

WARNED AREA. THESE SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF

PRODUCING 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN IN 30 MINUTES. THE THUNDERSTORMS

MAY ALSO BE ACCOMPANIED BY QUARTER TO GOLF BALL SIZED HAIL.

* RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING TO

OCCUR. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…

CASPER…ANTELOPE HILLS…BAR NUNN…BEARTRAP MEADOWS COUNTY

PARK…EDNESS K WILKINS STATE PARK…EVANSVILLE…HOGADON SKI

AREA…HOMA HILLS…HWY 487 MILE MARKER 60…I25 EXIT 182…I25

EXIT 191…I25 EXIT 197…I25 EXIT 210…I25 EXIT 216…I25 MILE

MARKER 200…JCT I25 AND HWY 20…NATRONA COUNTY AIRPORT…PARADISE

VALLEY…RED BUTTES VILLAGE…SHEEPHERDER HILL BURN SCAR…STATE

HWY 259 MILE MARKER 20 AND TEAPOT ROCK.

THIS FLASH FLOOD WARNING REPLACES AND EXPANDS THE PREVIOUS FLASH

FLOOD WARNING THAT COVERED A PART OF EAST CENTRAL NATRONA COUNTY.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 25 IN WYOMING BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 176 AND

221.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL

CREEKS AND STREAMS…URBAN AREAS…HIGHWAYS…STREETS AND UNDERPASSES

AS WELL AS OTHER DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL

CREEKS AND STREAMS…COUNTRY ROADS…AS WELL AS FARMLAND ALONG THE

BANKS OF CREEKS AND STREAMS.

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE

ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS

SAFELY.

A FLASH FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR OCCURRING.

IF YOU ARE IN THE WARNING AREA MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND IMMEDIATELY.

RESIDENTS LIVING ALONG STREAMS AND CREEKS SHOULD TAKE IMMEDIATE

PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS

SWIFTLY FLOWING WATERS OR WATERS OF UNKNOWN DEPTH BY FOOT OR BY

AUTOMOBILE.

 

 

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