60-70 MPH Wind Gusts to Blast Southeast Wyoming Tonight-Saturday
Another round of strong winds is expected to blast southeast Wyoming tonight through Saturday morning, the National Weather Service in Cheyenne says.
A High Wind Warning is in effect from 8 p.m. this evening to 8 a.m. Saturday for the north Snowy Range foothills, including Arlington and Elk Mountain, and the central Laramie Range and southwest Platte County, including Bordeaux.
The NWS says west winds of 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 70 mph are expected.
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Cheyenne WY 135 AM MST Fri Dec 9 2022 WYZ106-110-100000- /O.UPG.KCYS.HW.A.0057.221210T0300Z-221210T1800Z/ /O.NEW.KCYS.HW.W.0059.221210T0300Z-221210T1500Z/ Central Laramie Range and Southwest Platte County- North Snowy Range Foothills- Including the cities of Bordeaux, Arlington, and Elk Mountain 135 AM MST Fri Dec 9 2022 ...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 8 AM MST SATURDAY... * WHAT...West winds 35 to 45 MPH with gusts up to 70 MPH expected. * WHERE...Central Laramie Range and Southwest Platte County and North Snowy Range Foothills. * WHEN...From 8 PM this evening to 8 AM MST Saturday. * IMPACTS...Mainly to transportation. Strong cross winds will be hazardous to light weight and high profile vehicles, including campers and tractor trailers. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.
A High Wind Watch is also in effect for the south Laramie Range and south Laramie Range foothills, including most of Interstate 80 between Laramie and Cheyenne, with gusts up to 60 mph possible.
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Cheyenne WY 135 AM MST Fri Dec 9 2022 WYZ116-117-100000- /O.EXT.KCYS.HW.A.0057.221210T0300Z-221210T1500Z/ South Laramie Range-South Laramie Range Foothills- Including the cities of Buford, Pumpkin Vine, Vedauwoo, Whitaker, Federal, and Horse Creek 135 AM MST Fri Dec 9 2022 ...HIGH WIND WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING... * WHAT...West winds 25 to 35 MPH with gusts up to 60 MPH possible. * WHERE...South Laramie Range and South Laramie Range Foothills. * WHEN...From this evening through Saturday morning. * IMPACTS...Mainly to transportation. Strong cross winds may be hazardous to light weight and high profile vehicles, including campers and tractor trailers. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for updates on this situation. Fasten loose objects or shelter objects in a safe location prior to the onset of winds.
The NWS says strong crosswinds will be hazardous to light and high-profile vehicles, including campers and semis.
Drivers are encouraged to call 511 or go to wyoroad.info for the latest road closures and advisories.
4 AM Dec. 9th – High Wind Watches and Warnings have been issued for the wind prone areas of SE Wyoming. Today will be breezy, but winds will ramp up once again this evening continuing through Saturday morning. Westerly winds at 35 to 45 MPH with gusts to 60 to 70 MPH will be possible. Use caution if traveling with light weight and high profile vehicles.