65 MPH Gusts to Blast Much of I-25, I-80 in Southeast Wyoming
Truckers deadheading through southeast Wyoming tomorrow and Wednesday may have to pull aside to save their rides, as 65 mph wind gusts are expected to blast the area.
A High Wind Watch is in effect from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon, which includes Interstate 25 between the Colorado state line and Glendo and much of Interstate 80 between Walcott Junction and Burns.
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Cheyenne WY 152 PM MDT Mon Apr 17 2023 WYZ106-107-110-116>118-181200- /O.NEW.KCYS.HW.A.0037.230418T2100Z-230419T2100Z/ Central Laramie Range and Southwest Platte County- East Platte County-North Snowy Range Foothills- South Laramie Range-South Laramie Range Foothills- Central Laramie County- Including the cities of Bordeaux, Wheatland, Guernsey, Arlington, Elk Mountain, Buford, Pumpkin Vine, Vedauwoo, Whitaker, Federal, Horse Creek, and Cheyenne 152 PM MDT Mon Apr 17 2023 ...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON... * WHAT...West winds 35 to 45 MPH with gusts up to 65 MPH possible. * WHERE...Central Laramie Range and Southwest Platte County, East Platte County, North Snowy Range Foothills, South Laramie Range, South Laramie Range Foothills and Central Laramie County. * WHEN...From Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon. * IMPACTS...Mainly to transportation. Strong crosswinds will be hazardous to light weight or 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.
Drivers are encouraged to call 511 or visit wyoroad.info for the latest closures and advisories.
230 PM, April 17th- A High Wind Watch is in effect for portions of southeast Wyoming from 3 PM Tuesday through 3 PM Wednesday. West winds will be sustained between 35 and 45 MPH with gusts up to 65 MPH. Use caution when driving light weight or high profile vehicles as there is a higher threat for blow-overs.