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High wind advisory for central Wyo begins Monday; warnings in effect for southeast Wyo

NWS Cheyenne

CASPER, Wyo. — High wind advisories have been issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) Sunday in both central and southeast Wyoming, with impacts to interstate travel.

“Strong winds will enhance the blow over risk for lightweight and high-profile vehicles, including campers and tractor trailers,” the NWS said.

Portions of Interstate 25 and Interstate 80 are already closed to light, high-profile vehicles as of Sunday.

NWS Riverton

Gusty west winds are present Sunday in central Wyoming in the Wind Corridor from Sweetwater County through Natrona County, as well as in the Cody Foothills.

Winds will get even more bracing Monday evening through Tuesday afternoon with the passage of a cold front.

West winds at 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph are possible across the lower elevations. Winds at 40 to 50 mph with gusts up to 75 mph will be possible in the Green Mountains.

In southeast Wyoming, west winds at 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 65 mph are likely through 5:00 p.m. Monday.

NWS Cheyenne