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Deep cold to linger; wind chills of particular concern

Feb 5, 2014 - From staff reports

Wind chill warnings and advisories remain in effect for Fremont County and much of Wyoming.

Wind chills in the range of 20 to 30 degrees below zero were common throughout the state Wednesday, with some readings around 40 below. Worland recorded a 43-below wind chill Wednesday morning.

Air temperatures were 10 to 20 below zero across Fremont County well into the morning Wednesday, which was sunny.

Riverton's low overnight was -19, and the accompanying 7 mph wind created a wind chill of -36.

In Lander, the overnight low Tuesday was -14, with the wind chill dipping to -29.

The weather service says the Arctic air gripping the state will stick around for another couple of days before temperatures return to near normal this weekend.

Average high temperatures for the first week of February in the Wind River Basin are in the low 30s, with lows typically in the teens.

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