The National Weather Service in Riverton has issued a high wind warning for Natrona County in effect from 12:00 AM Saturday until 6:00 PM Saturday.

West to Southwest winds will increase and become strong after midnight tonight and last through Saturday afternoon.

* Winds - West to Southwest 30 to 40 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH.

* Impacts - Travelers from South Pass to Sweetwater Station, Muddy gap, and on to Casper will possibly experience very strong cross winds and sudden gusts. Additionally, The wind may mix with ground snow and cause areas of blowing and drifting snow with sharp reductions to visibility at times.

* Precautionary/preparedness actions - A high wind warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 MPH or gusts of 58 MPH or more can lead to property damage.