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80 mph gusts possible in southeast Wyoming Saturday; wind advisory in place for Cody foothills

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. — West winds will come roaring back to central and southeast Wyoming Saturday morning through Sunday morning, impacting travel along Interstate 80 and I-25.

Sustained 40 to 50 mph winds with gusts up to 80 mph are possible South Laramie Range and South Laramie Range Foothills, including I-80  between Arlington Elk Mountain. 

Gusts of up to 75 mph are possible along the I-25 corridor in Central Laramie Range and Southwest Platte County, especially near Bordeaux.

West winds at 30 to 50 mph with gusts up to 65 mph are possible in East Platte County, the Laramie Valley, and Central Laramie.

In north-central Wyoming, including in Clark, Cody, and Meeteetse, sustained west winds at 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph are expected between 5 a.m. Saturday and 5 a.m. Sunday.

Localized wind gusts in excess of 70 mph are possible on the west side of Clark near the foothills. The strongest winds are expected from the junction of Highway 120 and Chief Joseph Highway northward to the Clark area.