Southeast Wyoming is expected to see much warmer temperatures by this afternoon, but, unfortunately, the wind won't be leaving with the cold.

High Wind Warnings remain in effect until 5 p.m. this afternoon for the central Laramie Range and southwest Platte County including Bordeaux along Interstate 25 between Cugwater and Wheatland, and the north Snowy Range foothills including Arlington and Elk Mountain along Interstate 80 between Rawlins and Laramie.

The strongest winds are expected in the Bordeaux area, with gusts up to 70 mph.

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Currently, the roughly 60-mile stretch of I-25 between Cheyenne and Wheatland is closed to light and high-profile vehicles due to gusting winds.

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Cheyenne WY
136 AM MST Fri Feb 17 2023

WYZ106-180000-
/O.CON.KCYS.HW.W.0017.000000T0000Z-230218T0000Z/
Central Laramie Range and Southwest Platte County-
Including the city of Bordeaux
136 AM MST Fri Feb 17 2023

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

* WHAT...Sustained west winds 35 to 45 MPH with gusts up to 70
  MPH.

* WHERE...Central Laramie Range and Southwest Platte County
  including Bordeaux along Interstate 25 between Chugwater and
  Wheatland.

* WHEN...Until 5 PM MST Friday afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Mainly to transportation. Strong cross winds will be
  hazardous to light weight or high profile vehicles, including
  campers and tractor trailers.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Cheyenne WY
136 AM MST Fri Feb 17 2023

WYZ110-180000-
/O.CON.KCYS.HW.W.0017.000000T0000Z-230218T0000Z/
North Snowy Range Foothills-
Including the cities of Arlington and Elk Mountain
136 AM MST Fri Feb 17 2023

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

* WHAT...Sustained west to southwest winds 30 to 40 MPH with
  gusts up to 65 MPH.

* WHERE...North Snowy Range Foothills including Arlington and
  Elk Mountain along Interstate 80 between Rawlins and Laramie.

* WHEN...Until 5 PM MST Friday afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Mainly to transportation. Strong cross winds will be
  hazardous to light weight or high profile vehicles, including
  campers and tractor trailers.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.
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2/17 6AM - We will break out of the cold snap today, with much warmer temperatures expected by this afternoon! Mostly sunny skies this morning will give way to increasing mountain wave cloud cover in the middle to upper atmosphere during the afternoon. Expect high winds to continue in the wind prone areas of southeast Wyoming, where High Wind Warnings are in effect until 5PM. The strongest winds are expected in the Bordeaux area along I-25 in between Wheatland and Chugwater.

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