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Wind report: 68-mph gust on Outer Drive Tuesday strongest recorded in the region

WYO 258 Outer Drive (WYDOT)

CASPER, Wyo. — The National Weather Service has confirmed anecdotal reports of strong winds in the central and western Wyoming region Tuesday.

According to wind reports through 4:30 p.m., Casper had the strongest gusts in the region. The Wyoming Department of Transportation sensor on Outer Drive recorded a 68-mph gust at 11:56 a.m. 

Interstate 25 near Hat Six got a 63-mph gust at 12:46 p.m. Casper itself got a 43-mph gust around 11:00 a.m.

Other highlights from the region include a 58-mph gust at Fort Washakie and a 66-mph gust in Sunlight Basin in Park County.