Strong winds will impact much of southeast Wyoming today before a cold front moves through Wednesday, bringing widespread snow to the area.

High Wind Warnings are in effect through 6 p.m. this evening, with gusts up to 65 to 70 mph expected.

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Cheyenne WY
1251 AM MST Tue Feb 28 2023

WYZ106-107-010000-
/O.CON.KCYS.HW.W.0022.230228T1300Z-230301T0100Z/
Central Laramie Range and Southwest Platte County-
East Platte County-
Including the cities of Bordeaux, Wheatland, and Guernsey
1251 AM MST Tue Feb 28 2023

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM THIS MORNING TO
6 PM MST THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...West winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 70 mph
  expected.

* WHERE...Central Laramie Range and Southwest Platte County
  including Interstate 25 near Bordeaux.

* WHEN...From 6 AM to 6 PM MST Tuesday.

* 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...

People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around
trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of
your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Use caution if
you must drive.

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Cheyenne WY
1251 AM MST Tue Feb 28 2023

WYZ101-102-108-115>119-010000-
/O.UPG.KCYS.HW.A.0024.230228T1700Z-230301T0100Z/
/O.EXB.KCYS.HW.W.0022.230228T1800Z-230301T0100Z/
Converse County Lower Elevations-Niobrara County-Goshen County-
Laramie Valley-South Laramie Range-South Laramie Range Foothills-
Central Laramie County-East Laramie County-
Including the cities of Douglas, Glenrock, Bill, Deer Creek,
Lusk, Redbird, Torrington, Laramie, Bosler, Buford, Pumpkin Vine,
Vedauwoo, Whitaker, Federal, Horse Creek, Cheyenne,
and Pine Bluffs
1251 AM MST Tue Feb 28 2023

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM
MST THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...West winds 40 to 45 mph with gusts up to 65 mph
  expected.

* WHERE...Converse County Lower Elevations, Niobrara County,
  Goshen County, Laramie Valley, South Laramie Range, South
  Laramie Range Foothills, Central Laramie County and East
  Laramie County.

* WHEN...From 11 AM this morning to 6 PM MST this evening.

* IMPACTS...Mainly to transportation. Strong cross winds will be
  hazardous to light weight or high profile vehicles, including
  campers and tractor trailers.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Any areas that still have existing snowpack
  will experience areas of blowing and drifting snow that will
  create poor visibility and slick roads that will further make
  driving conditions hazardous.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around
trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of
your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Use caution if
you must drive.

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Cheyenne WY
1251 AM MST Tue Feb 28 2023

WYZ110-010000-
/O.CON.KCYS.HW.W.0022.230228T1300Z-230301T0100Z/
North Snowy Range Foothills-
Including the cities of Arlington and Elk Mountain
1251 AM MST Tue Feb 28 2023

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM THIS MORNING TO
6 PM MST THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...West winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 65 mph
  expected.

* WHERE...North Snowy Range Foothills including Interstate 80
  near Arlington and Elk Mountain.

* WHEN...From 6 AM to 6 PM MST Tuesday.

* IMPACTS...Mainly to transportation. Strong cross winds will be
  hazardous to light weight or high profile vehicles, including
  campers and tractor trailers.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Any areas that still have existing snowpack
  will experience areas of blowing and drifting snow that will
  create poor visibility and slick roads that will further make
  driving conditions hazardous.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around
trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of
your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Use caution if
you must drive.

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Cheyenne WY
1251 AM MST Tue Feb 28 2023

WYZ104-105-109-010000-
/O.UPG.KCYS.HW.A.0024.230228T1300Z-230301T0100Z/
/O.EXA.KCYS.HW.W.0022.230228T1300Z-230301T0100Z/
Ferris/Seminoe/Shirley Mountains-Shirley Basin-
Central Carbon County-
Including the cities of Seminoe Dam, Medicine Bow, Shirley Basin,
and Rawlins
1251 AM MST Tue Feb 28 2023

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM MST
THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Southwest winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 70 mph
  expected.

* WHERE...Ferris/Seminoe/Shirley Mountains, Shirley Basin and
  Central Carbon County.

* WHEN...From 6 AM this morning to 6 PM MST this evening.

* IMPACTS...Mainly to transportation. Strong cross winds will be
  hazardous to light weight or high profile vehicles, including
  campers and tractor trailers.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Any areas that still have existing snowpack
  will experience areas of blowing and drifting snow that will
  create poor visibility and slick roads that will further make
  driving conditions hazardous.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around
trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of
your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Use caution if
you must drive.
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28/245AM: Greetings! No rest for us wind weary folk in southeast Wyoming! Another round of strong winds expected for much of the area, with High Wind Warnings in effect through 6 PM this evening. Wind gusts of 65-70 mph can be expected, with strongest winds expected between 10 AM this morning through 3 PM this afternoon. These strong winds will particularly impact travel on area roads for light weight and high profile vehicles, including those towing camper trailers. Keep up to date on road conditions by following wyoroad.info. Winter Storm Warnings remain in effect for the Snowy and Sierra Madre Ranges where another 9-12 inches of snow is likely.

As of 10:46 a.m., Interstate 25 between Wheatland and Douglas was closed to light and high-profile vehicles due to gusting winds.

Both lanes of Interstate 80 between Evanston and Rawlins and the westbound lanes between Rawlins and Laramie are also closed due to winter conditions and crashes.

"These winds are due to an approaching cold front moving into the area from the west," the National Weather Service in Cheyenne said.

"As the front moves through Wednesday, expect snow to develop and become fairly widespread through the afternoon and evening for areas east of the Laramie Range," the NWS added.

The NWS says the snow is expected to end early Thursday morning before another round of strong winds hit Friday.

Drivers are encouraged to call 511 or visit wyoroad.info for the latest road conditions and closure information.

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28/315AM: Greetings! Strong winds will impact much of southeast Wyoming today with High Wind Warnings in effect for most areas. These winds are due to an approaching cold front moving into the area from the west. As the front moves through Wednesday, expect snow to develop and become fairly widespread through the afternoon and evening for areas east of the Laramie Range. Snow expected to end early Thursday morning with clearing skies and dry weather for most locations. Headsup for Friday, another high wind event is on the horizon! Stay tuned.

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