Strap down those Christmas yard decorations and prepare yourself for a windy day in SE Wyoming. The Cheyenne office of the National Weather Service (NWS) reports that much of SE Wyoming will face gusting winds upwards of 75 mph today.

The NWS Facebook post reads as follows:

"High Wind Warnings and Watches are in effect for portions of southeast Wyoming and western Nebraska. The wind prone areas could see gusts up to 75 MPH while other areas will see gusts 60 to 65 MPH. Use caution if traveling with light weight or high profiles vehicles!"

Towns Facing High Wind Warnings:

  • Laramie
  • Arlington
  • Rawlins
  • Lusk
  • Wheatland
  • Douglas

Towns Facing High Wind Watches:

  • Cheyenne
  • Torrington

How Long Will Today's High Winds Last?

The NWS currently reports that the High Wind Watches and Warnings will end by 11 p.m. today across SE Wyoming.

What Wind Speeds Can Tip a Semi-Truck?

According to CRST The Transportation Solution, Inc., wind speeds of 40 mph can prove dangerous for semi-trucks. At 60 mph, semis face the potential of tipping - particularly when struck by a crosswind.

How Drivers of Any Vehicle Can Drive Safe During High Winds:

The Nevada Department of Transportation recommends the following tips for driving during high winds: