The Wind is Making a Slight Return
March 2nd, 2021
The sunny skies are back again across Wyoming today, and that will be the theme throughout most of this week. We are seeing the wind pick back up along the Laramie Mountain Range this afternoon however. Good news is that is one of the only negative impacts coming with the warm weather this week. The other will be a chance for rain/wintry mix/snow on Thursday, but we’ll worry about that when it gets here Thursday afternoon and evening. The impacts of that will not even be as widespread as impacts from today’s breezes.
Interstate 25 from Cheyenne to Wheatland is already closed to Light and High Profile Vehicles, and will likely remain that way until later this evening when the wind calms back down. Sustained wind speeds in Cheyenne today are likely to hover in the 25-30 mph range with gusts over 40 mph. The same can be expected for Wheatland, Laramie, and potentially Casper as well. Any location in Southeast Wyoming, especially the ones closer to the Laramie Range, could see some gusts in excess of 50 mph. The good news is that even at its worst today should not be like the crazy days of last week with the wind.
Tomorrow will likely be the most pleasant day of the week until Friday, with temperatures soaring into the upper 50s for most of Eastern Wyoming and clear skies expected again. With the wind calming greatly for Wednesday, outdoor activities such as fishing will be a full go, with the exception of dried up creeks because of the continued drought around the state. Speaking of that drought, these weather conditions this week are pleasant, but March and April are typically the snowiest months in Wyoming. That’s going to need to hold true for this spring as well, or the 2021 wildfire season could be a long and painful one.
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