Winds to Pick Up on I-80 This Evening, 65 MPH Gusts Expected
Winds are expected to pick up along Interstate 80 near Arlington and Elk Mountain this evening, with gusts up to 65 mph expected.
A High Wind Warning is in effect from 6 p.m. this evening through 9 a.m. Tuesday.
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Cheyenne WY 1204 PM MST Mon Mar 8 2021 WYZ110-091200- /O.UPG.KCYS.HW.A.0014.210308T2100Z-210309T1500Z/ /O.NEW.KCYS.HW.W.0021.210309T0100Z-210309T1600Z/ North Snowy Range Foothills- Including the cities of Arlington and Elk Mountain 1204 PM MST Mon Mar 8 2021 ...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM MST TUESDAY... * WHAT...Southwest winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 65 mph expected. * WHERE...Interstate 80 near Arlington and Elk Mountain. * WHEN...From 6 PM this evening to 9 AM MST Tuesday. * IMPACTS...Travel could be difficult, especially for light and high profile vehicles, including tractors and camper 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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The National Weather Service in Cheyenne issued the following statement early Monday morning:
Winds are expected to increase along Interstate 80 near Arlington Monday afternoon with locally strong wind gusts to 60+ mph. Elsewhere, breezy conditions are expected. Use caution, especially if traveling in light, high profile vehicles, including camper trailers! For the latest forecast: weather.gov/cheyenne. For road conditions: wyoroad.info.