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Strong Winds And Heavy Snow Continues In Wyo. Today

Winter Weather
Bruce Dougherty, K2 Radio

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Strong winds are expected in parts of Colorado and Wyoming through Thursday.

Stretches of Interstate 25 from Colorado to Wheatland, Wyo., were closed to light, high-profile vehicles Tuesday evening.

A high wind warning is in effect in Colorado through 5 a.m. Thursday for the eastern slope of Front Range mountains and foothills, with gusts up to 100 mph possible. Parts of Colorado 128 and Colorado 93 south of Boulder were closed because of gusty winds Tuesday night.

A 60 mph gust was reported Tuesday in Arlington, Wyo. Gusts up to 80 mph are possible in the Absaroka Mountains.

The northwest flow bringing the wind is forecast to bring up to 3 feet of snow to the Tetons. The snowfall should raise Wyoming’s snowpack from is 89 percent of average.

High Wind Warning remains in effect until 8pm tonight for the Casper area. West winds of 35 to 45mph with gusts to 75mph are possible.

Winter Storm Warning is in effect through 5am Thursday for the following. Sierra Madre and Snowy Ranges, Big Horn Mountains, Absaroka Mountains, Teton and Gros Ventre Mountains where up to 40 inches of snow could fall. Salt River and Wyoming Ranges. Winter Storm Warnings are also posted for Portions of Yellowstone Park, Lake, Mammoth and Old Faithful and  the Wind River Mountains.one to possibly three feet of snow will fall in those warned areas.Strong west winds of 35 to 45mph with gusts to over 60mph will accompany this storm.

Winter Storm Warnings are also in effect through 5am Thursday for the Jackson, Afton, Alpine and Thayne areas. 12 to 24 inches of snow will fall with strong west winds of 25 to 45mph.

The rest of Wyoming will deal with High Wind Warnings through tonight. West winds of 35 to 50mph with gusts of up to 70 to 90mph.

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