The Cheyenne Office of the National Weather Service says winds of up to 80 miles per hour are possible through today in southeast Wyoming.

The agency issues a message this morning that included the following

Peak Wind gusts measured so far range from 65 to 78 mph across Wind Prone Areas of SE WY and for much of I-80 corridor between Laramie and Rawlins. These speeds will continue and also expand in area coverage this morning through mid-afternoon.

Blow-offs and blow overs of light weight and/or high profile vehicles will be likely in susceptible locations. Localized, patchy areas of blowing snow may also contribute to reduced visibility and low traction, per WYDOT.

Winds will gradually decrease through the evening to overnight hours.

The agency posted the following on Facebook:

Wind Gust Timeline
➔ Sustained Winds will range from
30 to 45 mph with gusts of 50 to
65 for the High Wind Warnings
➔ For I-80 (Arlington) and I-25
(Bordeaux) - sustained winds of
40-50 mph with gusts of 65 to 80
mph at times.
➔ Impacts: Blow offs &
blowovers of light
vehicles could occur.
➔ Winds decrease after 6pm
this evening.


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