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Strong winds with gusts up to 60 mph to impact Thanksgiving travel in Wyoming

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CASPER, Wyo. — Strong winds are expected to impact travel in areas of southeast Wyoming starting on Thanksgiving Day, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Cheyenne.

With gusts up to 60 mph possible from early Thursday morning through Friday morning, “high wind watches” are in effect in several areas of the southeastern part of the state:

  • West winds at 35-45 mph with gusts up to 60 mph will be possible in the central Laramie Range and in southwest Platte County.
  • West winds at 30-40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph will be possible in the north Snowy Range foothills.
  • West winds at 25-35 mph with 60-mph gusts will be possible in the south Laramie Range.

“Travel could be difficult, especially for high-profile vehicles,” the NWS in Cheyenne states. “Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for updates on this situation. Fasten loose objects or shelter objects in a safe location prior to the onset of winds.”

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