Over 65 MPH bursts will impact travel in Southeast Wyoming Thursday through Friday

Another wave of strong winds is expected to blow across southeastern Wyoming from Thursday evening through Friday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service of Cheyenne.

A high wind watch is in effect from 5 p.m. Thursday to 2 p.m. Friday for the northern foothills of Snowy Range, including Elk Mountain and Arlington, and southwestern Platte County, including Bordeaux.

National Weather Service Cheyenne WY
1221 PM MST Wed Nov 17 2021

Central Laramie Range and Southwest Platte County-
North Snowy Range Foothills-
Including the cities of Bordeaux, Arlington, and Elk Mountain
1221 PM MST Wed Nov 17 2021


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

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

* WHEN...5 PM Thursday evening until 2 PM Friday Afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Mainly to transportation. Strong cross winds are
  extremely dangerous to light weight and high profile vehicles,
  including campers and tractor trailers.  There will be a high
  risk for vehicle blow overs and these areas, especially between
  mile markers 240 and 290 along Interstate 80, and mile markers
  60 and 80 along Interstate 25.


A High Wind Watch means there is the potential for a hazardous
high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph...or gusts of
58 mph or stronger may occur. Continue to monitor the latest

“There will be a high risk of vehicle rollovers … especially between mile markers 240 and 290 along Interstate 80 and mile markers 60 and 80 along Interstate 25,” the NWS said.

2 p.m. 11/17 – We hope you enjoyed the brief respite from the high winds! Unfortunately, this will not last long. Another high wind watch was issued for wind prone areas from Thursday evening and through Friday afternoon. This affects I-80 between mile markers 240 and 290 around Arlington and I-25 between mile markers 60 and 80 around Bordeaux. For the latest road conditions in Wyoming, see www.wyoroad.info

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

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