Wind gusts up to 65 mph are expected to blast portions of interstates 25 and 80 in southeast Wyoming through early this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in Cheyenne.

High Wind Warnings are in effect until 3 p.m. for the central Laramie Range and southwest Platte County including Bordeaux, the north Snowy Range foothills including Elk Mountain and Arlington, and the south Laramie Range including the I-80 Summit.


URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Cheyenne WY
435 AM MDT Tue Apr 12 2022

WYZ116-122100-
/O.EXA.KCYS.HW.W.0028.000000T0000Z-220412T2100Z/
South Laramie Range-
Including the cities of Buford, Pumpkin Vine, and Vedauwoo
435 AM MDT Tue Apr 12 2022

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM MDT THIS AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...West winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

* WHERE...South Laramie Range.

* WHEN...From 4 AM to 3 PM MDT Tuesday.

* 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...

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
435 AM MDT Tue Apr 12 2022

WYZ106-110-122100-
/O.CON.KCYS.HW.W.0028.000000T0000Z-220412T2100Z/
Central Laramie Range and Southwest Platte County-
North Snowy Range Foothills-
Including the cities of Bordeaux, Arlington, and Elk Mountain
435 AM MDT Tue Apr 12 2022

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM MDT THIS
AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...West winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 65 mph
  expected.

* WHERE...Central Laramie Range and Southwest Platte County
  including Bordeaux. North Snowy Range Foothills including
  Arlington and Elk Mountain.

* WHEN...From 4 AM to 3 PM MDT Tuesday.

* 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...

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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April 12th Morning Update: The High Wind Warning has been extended to include the Interstate 80 Summit today. Gusts up to 65 MPH are expected through early this afternoon.

As of 7:45 a.m., I-25 between Cheyenne and Wheatland and I-80 between Rawlins and Laramie were closed to light, high-profile vehicles due to gusting winds.

I-80 between Laramie and Cheyenne, which was closed due to winter conditions, also remained closed.

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