Funnel Cloud reported near Boulder
Storm near Sand Draw-Big Sandy area
September 10, 2008
Update: Wednesday, September 10, 2008, 6:00 PM: The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office said they have not received any reports of damage due to this storm. They did receive calls reporting the funnel cloud, however no one reported seeing the funnel cloud touch the ground.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008, 5:15PM: A funnel cloud was spotted in association with a storm in the Boulder/Sand Draw area around 5:15 PM Wednesday afternoon. KPIN radio station received two in-person reports of a funnel cloud between Pinedale and Boulder, north of Boulder around this time.
At 5:15 PM, the National Weather Service reported a strong storm about 10 miles south of Boulder, near the intersection of State Highway 351 and U.S. 191, moving east around 30 miles per hour. It was expected to reach Big Sandy between 5:20 to 5:30 PM.
Anyone in the immediate area is advised to listen to possible warnings and be prepared to take appropriate action should severe weather threaten.
NWS advises isolated showers and thunderstorms will continue to move east across the Upper Green River Basin this evening through 6PM. Showers and thunderstorms will affect areas mainly between Big Sandy and Cora, including Pinedale. The strongest thunderstorms may produce wind gusts of 40 miles per hour, with small hail and frequent dangerous cloud to ground lightning possible.
Rain is expected to turn to snow above 7,000 feet later tonight across the mountains of western and central Wyoming.
Up to 4 inches of snowfall may occur at elevations above 7,000 feet across the mountains Thursday through Thursday night. Up to 7 inches of snowfall may occur at elevations above 9,000 feet.
Anyone traveling over any major mountain passes east of the Continental Divide (Togwotee, Powder River, Granite, South Pass) should anticipate slick and snow-covered roadways Thursday through Thursday night.