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Old 02-11-2017, 08:37 AM   #1
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Heed High Wind Warning

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Old 02-11-2017, 09:36 AM   #3
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Wow! So glad no one was seriously injured. We drive that stretch multiple times a year. The wind warnings should not be ignored! I was there one summer day when there was a mandatory "off the road" warning for high profile vehicles. My little Subaru and the motorcycle camper I was towing did just fine, which was a good thing since every rest area and parking spot was full of fifth wheels, trailers, and motor homes. Not surprisingly the truckers had pulled into truck stops instead. The alert wasn't scheduled to expire until evening. This is a good reason to always have some wiggle room in your schedule when traveling in the area.
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Old 02-11-2017, 09:39 AM   #4
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Wyoming has some dangerous crosswinds. "Trailer House Gulch" comes to mind on I-80. I don't believe the wind is ever less than 25mph in Cheyenne.
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When we have wind warning in SoCal, above 40MPH cross winds, its the unloaded truck that get into trouble.

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Old 02-11-2017, 05:42 PM   #7
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We "do" get a little wind here at times! A couple of days ago (same day as video, I think), Clark,Wy. had a gusst of 118 mph. Now, that "will" blow your skirt up!! . memtb
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Here is another one that resulted in a death:
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OMG. We have said for many years, that if there is going to be wind warnings, we will stay put for another day or so. No need to rush.
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When we went to Alaska last summer, the wind was so bad in WY. I had to get off the road in I think Gillette to wait it out. Going across SD. the best I could do was 45-50mph with the RV trailer listing about 5-10 degrees. Going to Yellowstone this May, so hopefully we get less wind.
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In January 2016, the awning was blown off my Dutch Star in that area. Signs said 70 mph.
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The Columbia Gorge (I-84, OR) and I-90 Livingston, MT are two more places that the wind warnings should be heeded.
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Good post, perhaps it will make new people a little more aware of the problems wind can cause.

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