84 MPH Gust Recorded Near Bordeaux; High Wind Watch in Effect
Strong winds continue to wreak havoc across southeast Wyoming.
According to the National Weather Service in Cheyenne, more than a dozen sites recorded wind gusts in excess of 65 mph last night and this morning.
The highest wind gust, an 84 mph one, was recorded 1.4 miles south of Bordeaux along Interstate 25 around 1:30 this morning.
"Gusts around 55 MPH will remain possible near Bordeaux/Chugwater through the early afternoon hours," the NWS said in a Facebook post. "West of I-25, it will remain breezy to windy with snow showers possible in Carbon County."
As of 3:41 p.m., I-25 was open to all traffic, but Interstate 80 between Rock Springs and Rawlins and westbound I-80 between Rawlins and Laramie were closed due to winter conditions.
"Winds have picked up and dropped visibility to zero between Rawlins and Creston Junction," WYDOT District 1 said in a Facebook post.
Unfortunately, the wind won't be leaving anytime soon.
A High Wind Watch is in effect from Tuesday morning through Tuesday afternoon, which includes Bordeaux and much of I-80 between Rawlins and Laramie.
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Cheyenne WY 133 PM MST Mon Feb 27 2023 WYZ106-110-115>117-281200- /O.NEW.KCYS.HW.A.0024.230228T1300Z-230301T0100Z/ Central Laramie Range and Southwest Platte County- North Snowy Range Foothills-Laramie Valley-South Laramie Range- South Laramie Range Foothills- Including the cities of Bordeaux, Arlington, Elk Mountain, Laramie, Bosler, Buford, Pumpkin Vine, Vedauwoo, Whitaker, Federal, and Horse Creek 133 PM MST Mon Feb 27 2023 ...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON... * WHAT...West winds 30 to 45 mph with gusts up to 65 mph possible. * WHERE...Central Laramie Range and Southwest Platte County, North Snowy Range Foothills, Laramie Valley, South Laramie Range and South Laramie Range Foothills. * WHEN...From Tuesday morning through Tuesday afternoon. * IMPACTS...Mainly to transportation. Strong cross winds 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.