South Laramie Range Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

High Wind Watch
Statement as of 1:41 AM MST on January 26, 2015

...High wind watch in effect from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning...

The National Weather Service in Cheyenne has issued a high wind watch...which is in effect from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning.

* Timing...Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning

* winds...southwest at 30 to 40 mph sustained Tuesday afternoon. Becoming west northwest at 35 to 45 mph with gusts to 65 mph possible Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.

* Impacts...mainly to transportation. Travel along Interstate 25 between Cheyenne and Wheatland...and along Interstate 80 in the Arlington area between Laramie and Rawlins could be impacted. Strong cross winds may result in an increased blowover risk for light weight and high profile vehicles.

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.

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