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60 mph wind gusts expected on I-25, I-80 in Wyoming; 55-70 mph gusts possible on Chief Joseph Highway

A semi-tractor trailor is seen as it is blown over by high winds in December 2021 along Interstate 25 south of Cheyenne. The video was captured by a Wyoming Department of Transportation dashcam. (WYDOT via YouTube)

CASPER, Wyo. — Strong winds are expected in some area of the Cowboy State from Monday into Tuesday morning.

Both Interstate 25 and I-80 in southeast Wyoming could see wind gusts up to 60 mph, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Cheyenne.

35-45 mph winds with gusts up to 60 mph are expected in the north Snowy Range foothills, including Arlington and Elk Mountain along I-80, from 11 a.m. Monday through 8 a.m. Tuesday. The central Laramie Range and southwest Platte County, including Bordeaux along I-25, could also see gusts up to 60 mph from 11 a.m. Monday through 8 a.m. Tuesday, according to the NWS in Cheyenne.

The south Laramie Range and foothills, including Vedauwoo, Buford and Horse Creek, could see up to 60 mph gusts from Monday evening through Tuesday morning, the NWS in Cheyenne forecasts.

In western Wyoming, strong to high winds will be possible in the Cody foothills near Clark and the Chief Joseph Highway from around 3 p.m. Monday through 3 a.m. Tuesday morning, according to the NWS in Riverton. West winds of 25-35 mph with 40-50 mph gusts are expected. Occasional gusts of 55-70 mph will be possible west of Clark near the Chief Joseph Highway.

“Be prepared for sudden wind gusts on area roads,” the NWS in Riverton states. “Lightweight and high-profile vehicles will be at risk to blow over. This includes Highway 120.”

Strong winds are expected to return again to southeast Wyoming along I-80 and I-25 from Thursday night into Friday, according to the NWS in Cheyenne.

Further forecast information is available from the NWS.

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