A High Wind Warning is in effect until 5 p.m. this afternoon for portions of Interstate 25 and Interstate 80 in southeast Wyoming.

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Cheyenne WY
1020 AM MST Wed Feb 3 2021

WYZ110-040000-
/O.CON.KCYS.HW.W.0010.000000T0000Z-210204T0000Z/
North Snowy Range Foothills-
Including the cities of Arlington and Elk Mountain
1020 AM MST Wed Feb 3 2021

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THIS
AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Southwest winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts around 65 mph
  possible.

* WHERE...Arlington and Elk Mountain along Interstate 80 between
  Laramie and Rawlins.

* WHEN...Until 5 PM MST today.

* IMPACTS...Mainly to transportation. Strong cross winds will be
  hazardous to light weight and high profile vehicles, including
  campers and tractor trailers. There will be a high risk for
  vehicle blow overs.

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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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Cheyenne WY
1020 AM MST Wed Feb 3 2021

WYZ106-107-116-117-040000-
/O.EXA.KCYS.HW.W.0010.000000T0000Z-210204T0000Z/
Central Laramie Range and Southwest Platte County-
East Platte County-South Laramie Range-
South Laramie Range Foothills-
Including the cities of Bordeaux, Wheatland, Guernsey, Buford,
Pumpkin Vine, Vedauwoo, Whitaker, Federal, and Horse Creek
1020 AM MST Wed Feb 3 2021

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...West winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

* WHERE...This includes areas along I-25 between Glendo and the
  Wyoming and Colorado border. This also includes portions of I-80
  west of Cheyenne to the I-80 summit.


* WHEN...Until 5 PM MST today.

* IMPACTS...Mainly to transportation. Strong cross winds will be
  hazardous to light weight and high profile vehicles, including
  campers and tractor trailers. There will be a high risk for
  vehicle blow overs.


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.

The National Weather Service in Cheyenne issued the following statement late Wednesday morning:

weather.gov/cys

Feb 3 – Strong winds are possible for the wind prone areas of southeast Wyoming until Wednesday 5PM. Dangerous travel conditions are possible for light weight and high profile vehicles, including camping and travel trailers. Use extreme caution if traveling. Please go to wyoroad.info for the latest road closures and conditions including light and high profile vehicle closures in Wyoming. For your latest forecast go to weather.gov/cys.

As of 12:46 p.m., I-25 between Wheatland and Douglas and I-80 between Walcott Junction and Laramie were closed to light and high-profile vehicles due to extreme blow over risk.

Drivers are encouraged to call 511 or go to wyoroad.info for the latest closures and advisories.

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