The National Weather Service has issued a severe Thunderstorm Warning for Western Albany County.

Impacted areas include Saratoga, Hanna, Elk Mountain, Woods Landing, Rock River and more.

The warning is in effect until 6:45 p.m.

The following is the warning issued:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHEYENNE HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
WESTERN ALBANY COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN WYOMING...
EASTERN CARBON COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL WYOMING...

* UNTIL 645 PM MDT

* AT 551 PM MDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM NEAR SHIRLEY BASIN TO NEAR PEARL...MOVING EAST AT 30
MPH.

HAZARD...60 MPH WIND GUSTS. THESE STORMS HAVE A HISTORY OF
PRODUCING WIND GUSTS OF 55 TO 63 MPH.

SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT...EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS...SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
ALBANY...HANNA...MEDICINE BOW...ROCK RIVER...ELK MOUNTAIN...BOBBIE
THOMPSON CAMPGROUND...FRENCH CREEK CAMPGROUND...CENTENNIAL...RYAN
PARK CAMPGROUND...BOW RIVER CAMPGROUND...LITTLE MEDICINE SCHOOL...
RYAN PARK...WOODS LANDING-JELM...LAKE OWEN CAMPGROUND...BATTLE
MOUNTAIN...SUGAR LOAF CAMPGROUND...BROOKLYN LAKE...DEEP CREEK
CAMPGROUND...BROOKLYN LAKE CAMPGROUND AND ARLINGTON.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 80 IN WYOMING BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 245 AND 301.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A BUILDING.

LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS AND CONTINUOUS CLOUD TO GROUND
LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS. MOVE INDOORS IMMEDIATELY.
LIGHTNING IS ONE OF NATURES LEADING KILLERS. REMEMBER...IF YOU CAN
HEAR THUNDER...YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.

IF ON OR NEAR A LAKE...GET AWAY FROM THE WATER AND MOVE INDOORS OR
INSIDE A VEHICLE. REMEMBER...LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE OUT TO 15 MILES
FROM THE PARENT THUNDERSTORM. IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER...YOU ARE
CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING. MOVE TO SAFE SHELTER NOW. DO NOT BE CAUGHT ON THE WATER IN A THUNDERSTORM.