[ALERT] Flood Advisory in Effect Over Cheyenne, Laramie County
The National Weather Service of Cheyenne warns residents of Laramie County and the City of Cheyenne of an ongoing Flood Advisory until 5:15 p.m. today, August 1.
Reports of flooding have trickled in from across the city after over an inch of rain fell over Cheyenne in an hour. The deluge has closed Ames Underpass, according to residents sharing photos of the flooding beneath the bridge on Facebook. Leo Pando Park also stands submerged this afternoon.
The extreme weather also involved a brief display of a funnel cloud over Cheyenne - the National Weather Service confirmed the cloud has since dissipated on its Facebook Page.
Flood Advisory Over Cheyenne, Laramie County - August 1, 2023
"A Flood Advisory is in effect for portions of Laramie County, including the city of Cheyenne, until 5:15 PM. Minor flooding in low-lying and poor drainage areas is expected. Turn around, don't drown!"
Thunderstorms are expected to continue on and off this evening, with a Flood Watch over SE Wyoming in effect until 12 a.m. Wednesday, August 2. For more info on the Flood Watch, click here.
...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT... * WHAT...Flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues to be possible. * WHERE...Portions of panhandle Nebraska and Wyoming, including the following areas, in panhandle Nebraska, Banner County, Kimball County, Northern Sioux County, Scotts Bluff County and Southern Sioux County. In Wyoming, Central Laramie County, Central Laramie Range and Southwest Platte County, East Laramie County, East Platte County, Goshen County, Laramie Valley, Niobrara County, North Laramie Range, South Laramie Range and South Laramie Range Foothills. * WHEN...Until Midnight MDT tonight. * IMPACTS...Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Creeks and streams may rise out of their banks. Flooding may occur in poor drainage and urban areas. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - Thunderstorms producing heavy rainfall and possibility of training thunderstorms. - http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.