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A strong cold front raced east across west and central Wyoming Saturday afternoon.  The front produced a few thunderstorms over the northwest mountains, but the main impacts were record high temperatures ahead of the front on Friday and Saturday and strong winds with the frontal passage.  A peak wind gust of 71 mph was recorded at the Lander airport at 258 PM on Saturday.  The highest gust reported so far was 84 mph at a station 5 miles west northwest of Clark, recorded at 1136 AM Saturday. Record or near record high temperatures are listed below along with peak wind gusts. 



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 Strong winds damaged a sheet metal out-building on the north side of Lander.  The Lander airport recorded a peak wind gust of 71 mph at 258 PM on Saturday at the time of a strong cold frontal passage.   - Click to Enlarge

Photo: Ernie Over, County 10 News

  Emergency responders at the site of reported sparking of power lines during high winds in an alley off of Clinchard Street in Lander - Click to Enlarge

Photo: Ernie Over, County 10 News


 

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  Location March 27th
High Temperature
March 27th
Record High Temperature
  March 28th
High Temperature
March 28th
Record High Temperature
All-Time March Record High Period of Record
Airports              
Big Piney  66 
59 in 2000    64 
57 in 2012 68 on 3/31/2012 1976 - 2015
Buffalo  70 
67 in 2007    77 
67 in 2012 and 2006 77 on 3/31/2012  1999 - 2015
Casper 69 73 in 1986 and 1946    75 
74 in 1986 77 on 3/31/2012  1939 - 2015
Greybull 73 77 in 2007    80 
71 in 2012 81 on 3/31/2012 1999 - 2015
Lander  74 
73 in 1946    73 
72 in 1986 76 on 3/31/2012  1891 - 2015
Riverton  72 
71 in 2007    74 
65 in 2012 76 on 3/31/2012 1997 - 2015
Rock Springs  66 
64 in 1986    70 
67 in 1986 72 on 3/31/2012 1948 - 2015
Worland 72 76 in 2007    80 81 in 1986 81 on 3/31/2012 1960 - 2015
Cities (COOPS and other locations)              
Buffalo  69  77 in 1986
   77 
 74 in 1978
78 on 3/26/1986 1899 - 2015
Cody  M 79 in 1953
   M  74 in 1943
79 on 3/27/1953
1915 - 2015
Greybull   74 
70 in 1988
   80 
75 in 2012, 1978
 81 on 3/23/2012
1988 - 2015
Lake Yellowstone   54 
48 in 2007
   51 
46 in 2013
55 on 3/31/2004
1998 - 2015
Riverton  73 (tie) 
73 in 2007
   75 78 in 1986
78 on 3/28/1986
 1907 - 2015

 ##    = New record high temperature or tie for the date
 ##    = New record high temperature or tie for the month of March
M = Station has not yet reported their temperatures; these will be updated as soon as reports are received.

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...Peak WInd Gusts From Noon Saturday, March 28th, through 3 AM Sunday, March 29th...

 

LOCATION                     SPEED     TIME/DATE                              ...BIG HORN COUNTY... GREYBULL AIRPORT (3935 FT)   56 MPH    0300 PM 03/28                         COWLEY AIRPORT (4090 FT)     52 MPH    0415 PM 03/28                         30 E GREYBULL (8898 FT)      50 MPH    0458 PM 03/28                         5 ENE HYATTVILLE (5670 FT)   49 MPH    0452 PM 03/28                         LOVELL (3830 FT)             47 MPH    0234 PM 03/28                         12 ENE LOVELL (4761 FT)      44 MPH    1006 PM 03/28                          ...FREMONT COUNTY... LANDER AIRPORT (5586 FT)     71 MPH    0258 PM 03/28                         LAVA MOUNTAIN (10371 FT)     64 MPH    0115 PM 03/28                         7 SW MUDDY GAP (7380 FT)     62 MPH    0550 PM 03/28                         CROWHEART (6099 FT)          58 MPH    0134 PM 03/28                         10 W FORT WASHAKIE (9235 FT) 57 MPH    1201 PM 03/28                         RIVERTON AIRPORT (5525 FT)   54 MPH    0336 PM 03/28                         8 W SOUTH PASS CITY (8120 FT 53 MPH    0350 PM 03/28                         JEFFREY CITY (6374 FT)       50 MPH    0411 PM 03/28                         4 SW LANDER (5807 FT)        49 MPH    0119 PM 03/28                         N WIND RIVER MTS (8833 FT)   46 MPH    0310 PM 03/28                         10 WNW BAIROIL (7976 FT)     46 MPH    0434 PM 03/28                         DUBOIS (6980 FT)             45 MPH    0259 PM 03/28                          ...HOT SPRINGS COUNTY... 10 S MEETEETSE (7127 FT)     70 MPH    0242 PM 03/28                         1 WSW THERMOPOLIS (4426 FT)  54 MPH    0315 PM 03/28                         KIRBY (4350 FT)              46 MPH    0118 PM 03/28                          ...JOHNSON COUNTY... 7 SW BARNUM (6440 FT)        62 MPH    0246 AM 03/29                         BUFFALO AIRPORT (4970 FT)    60 MPH    1215 AM 03/29                         7 NE BUFFALO (4370 FT)       58 MPH    1229 AM 03/29                         2 NW MAYOWORTH (5404 FT)     55 MPH    0254 PM 03/28                         KAYCEE (4681 FT)             48 MPH    0447 PM 03/28                          ...LINCOLN COUNTY... KEMMERER AIRPORT (7285 FT)   54 MPH    0215 PM 03/28                          ...NATRONA COUNTY... 16 S HILAND (6380 FT)        65 MPH    0510 PM 03/28                         CASPER AIRPORT (5320 FT)     56 MPH    0349 PM 03/28                         8 S CASPER (7740 FT)         51 MPH    1152 PM 03/28                         MIDWEST (4865 FT)            50 MPH    0502 PM 03/28                          ...PARK COUNTY... 5 WNW CLARK (4659 FT)        84 MPH    1136 AM 03/28                         CHIEF JOSEPH HWY MILE 9      69 MPH    0212 PM 03/28                         1 WNW POWELL (4386 FT)       68 MPH    0230 PM 03/28                         1 W CLARK (4270 FT)          63 MPH    1240 PM 03/28                         20 SW CODY (5843 FT)         60 MPH    0127 PM 03/28                         3 W POWELL (4505 FT)         56 MPH    0238 PM 03/28                         10 WNW CODY (8401 FT)        56 MPH    0240 PM 03/28                         POWELL AIRPORT (5050 FT)     55 MPH    0255 PM 03/28                         CODY AIRPORT (5100 FT)       48 MPH    0115 PM 03/28                         PORTABLE RAWS (7137 FT)      48 MPH    0102 PM 03/28                         2 N FRANNIE (4275 FT)        46 MPH    0400 PM 03/28                         3 E PAHASKA (7500 FT)        44 MPH    0657 PM 03/28                          ...SUBLETTE COUNTY... BIG PINEY AIRPORT (6974 FT)  55 MPH    0224 PM 03/28                         MARBLETON (6896 FT)          44 MPH    0302 PM 03/28                         PINEDALE AIRPORT (7085 FT)   44 MPH    0315 PM 03/28                          ...SWEETWATER COUNTY... 22 NNE GRANGER (6322 FT)     59 MPH    0248 PM 03/28                         ROCK SPRINGS AIRPORT (6760 F 55 MPH    0426 PM 03/28                         15 SE ROCK SPRINGS (7550 FT) 46 MPH    0544 PM 03/28                          ...TETON COUNTY... SUMMIT - JACKSON RESORT      48 MPH    0945 PM 03/28                          ...WASHAKIE COUNTY... WORLAND AIRPORT (4245 FT)    56 MPH    0237 PM 03/28                         WILD HORSE (8150 FT)         49 MPH    0948 PM 03/28                          OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURE. NOT ALL DATA LISTED ARE CONSIDERED OFFICIAL.  $$  NWS RIVERTON WY IRIS SYSTEM

 

 

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