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Wind gusts of nearly 80 mph overnight near Cheyenne


CASPER, Wyo. — High winds pummeled southeast Wyoming late Tuesday and early Wednesday.

Gusts reached as high as 79 mph, according to the National Weather Service in Cheyenne. They recorded the 79 mph gust at 2:45 am Wednesday west of Cheyenne.

High winds may die done somewhat Wednesday, with the NWS forecasting a north wind 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph in the Cheyenne area.

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The state’s capital may see some isolated flurries tonight, with winds then expected to drop further on Thursday.

Winds may be fairly calm in Casper, with the NWS in Riverton calling for a 9 to 13 mph northwest wind. Wednesday is forecast to be mostly sunny with a high near 44.

Casper has a high of 53 forecast for Thursday, according to the NWS.

The NWS in Cheyenne shared the following on their Facebook page: