WATCH: Horse Trailer Sent Tumbling By Wyoming Wind
So just how bad can Wyoming wind get?
You'll see in the video, below.
Ron Tryon of Clark Wyoming posted this amazing sight on Facebook.
FUN FACT: Wyoming has more truck blow overs than any other state.
Let's take an extra large horse trailer, minus the horses.
That's still a lot of weight.
Now let's place it out in the prairie, broadside to one of Wyoming's more typical wind storms.
To tip it over is one thing.
But to send it tumbling several times over, now that's impressive.
This is why it's not a good idea to pass trucks on the highway if the wind is on the other side of them.
The trailer flips one complete rotation and loses its top.
The sides of this trailer were nothing more than sails at this point.
I wonder if it flipped any more before or after this video.
Notice it was not one fast flip.
There were pauses as it went from one side to the next.
That means a fresh start each turn.
Always park into the wind.
If you can't don't park there.
Why is Wyoming so windy?
It has to do, in part, with the placement of our mountains and our mountain gaps.
Moving air pressure is a lot like air pressure in a garden hose. It has to go somewhere.
Place your thumb over the end of the hose and the pressure will build and push out in a high-velocity stream.
Look at the placement of Wyoming's mountains, and mountain gaps, and you'll see how that air pressure builds and where it gets funneled through small gaps.
That's something that needs to be taken into consideration when building a house.
That's why I-80 should have never been built where it was.