Wind gusts up to 65 mph could make for difficult travel conditions in parts of southeast Wyoming Thursday and Friday, the National Weather Service in Cheyenne says.

A High Wind Watch is in effect from Thursday morning through Friday evening for the north Snowy Range foothills, including Arlington and Elk Mountain along Interstate 80.

A High Wind Watch is also in effect from Thursday morning through late Thursday night for the central Laramie Range and southwest Platte County, including Interstate 25 between Chugwater and Wheatland, and for the south Laramie Range and foothills, including I-80 between Cheyenne and Laramie.

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Cheyenne WY
141 PM MST Tue Jan 24 2023

WYZ110-251200-
/O.CON.KCYS.HW.A.0008.230126T1500Z-230128T0300Z/
North Snowy Range Foothills-
Including the cities of Arlington and Elk Mountain
141 PM MST Tue Jan 24 2023

...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING
THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...

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

* WHERE...North Snowy Range Foothills, including Arlington and
  Elk Mountain along Interstate 80.

* WHEN...From Thursday morning through Friday evening.

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

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Blowing and drifting snow will be
  possible which could lead to poor visibility and difficult
  travel conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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
forecasts.

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Cheyenne WY
141 PM MST Tue Jan 24 2023

WYZ106-116-117-251200-
/O.CON.KCYS.HW.A.0008.230126T1800Z-230127T0900Z/
Central Laramie Range and Southwest Platte County-
South Laramie Range-South Laramie Range Foothills-
Including the cities of Bordeaux, Buford, Pumpkin Vine, Vedauwoo,
Whitaker, Federal, and Horse Creek
141 PM MST Tue Jan 24 2023

...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING
THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

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

* WHERE...Central Laramie Range and Southwest Platte Count
  including Interstate 25 between Chugwater and Wheatland. South
  Laramie Range and South Laramie Range Foothills including
  Interstate 80 between Cheyenne and Laramie.

* WHEN...From Thursday morning through late Thursday night.

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

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Blowing and drifting snow will be
  possible which could lead to poor visibility and difficult
  travel conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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
forecasts.

The NWS says blowing and drifting snow will be possible which could lead to poor visibility.

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

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2 PM Tuesday, January 24th: High Wind Watches are in effect for the Arlington/Elk Mountain area, the Interstate-80 Summit and Foothills, and Bordeaux this Thursday and Friday. Sustained winds of 35 to 45 MPH with gusts up to 65 MPH are expected. Travellers should also be aware of the possibility for blowing and drifting snow along Interstate-25 and Interstate-80 due to the strong winds and surface snow pack.

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