High Wind Warning in Effect for Laramie and Surrounding Area
The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for the Laramie Valley until 6 p.m.
According to the NWS alert:
* AN UNUSUALLY STRONG SPRING LIKE STORM SYSTEM WILL TRACK ACROSS NORTHERN WYOMING AND MONTANA TODAY. WINDS WILL REALLY BEGIN TO INCREASE LATE THIS MORNING WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH OVER PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST WYOMING THROUGH THE EARLY AFTERNOON. GUSTS TO 45 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER THE NORTHERN NEBRASKA PANHANDLE. THE WINDS WILL DECREASE BY EARLY EVENING.
* WINDS... WEST 30 T0 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH.
* IMPACTS... MAINLY TO TRANSPORTATION. SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS TO LIGHT WEIGHT AND HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES... WITH POTENTIAL FOR BLOW OVERS ESPECIALLY ON NORTH TO SOUTH ORIENTED ROADS. LOOSE OBJECTS COULD BLOW AROUND AND BECOME HAZARDOUS. A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE.