High Winds Tonight, Monday Morning

Published: Nov. 27, 2022 at 8:13 PM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Wind gusts will increase into the night hours. High Wind Warnings are valid in the northeast, central, and southeast Wyoming until Monday at 5:00am. The highest wind prone southeast region encompasses Garrett and Laramie to the north and Laramie and Cheyenne to the south. Wind gusts at this area can gust in excess of 60 mph. There are already partial closures on I-25 between Cheyenne and Wheatland and I-80 from Cheyenne to Rawlins for light and high profile vehicles. Winds will slowly migrate to the southeast in the Monday morning hours toward Cheyenne. Speeds will have decreased by noon to less than 40 mph in the Capital City. Snow showers will follow.

Wind Warnings are most numerous across the state. From northwest to southeast winds will near...
Wind Warnings are most numerous across the state. From northwest to southeast winds will near or exceed 50 mph with 60 mph winds possible in the southeast. High winds will migrate southeast Monday morning becoming very breezy by noon.(Ryan Shollenberger)

Winter Weather Watches are also issued to include Medicine Bow and Routt National Forest as north-central Colorado is forecasted to have over a foot of snow. Those high snowfall totals can spill into south-central mountainous Wyoming terrain for Monday and Tuesday snow event. The Jackson Hole area is also forecasting a foot of snow. More average snowfall measurements are 2 to 3 inches in central Wyoming with 2 to 4 inches in the southeast.

The Monday-Tuesday snow event will have more snow than this past weekend. Mountains in the...
The Monday-Tuesday snow event will have more snow than this past weekend. Mountains in the northwest and south-central locations are forecasted to have 6 to 12 inches. Lower elevations are forecasted closer to 2 to 4 inches of snow.(Ryan Shollenberger)

By Tuesday afternoon most of the snow showers will have cleared to the south and east leaving cold polar air behind the cold front over Wyoming and the lowest temperatures during the day and coldest the next morning in single digits. However, Wednesday temperatures will warm up quickly into the end of the week bringing us up to average seasonal highs and lows for the end of November into early December.

Winds taper off Monday as snow showers start in the afternoon into Tuesday morning....
Winds taper off Monday as snow showers start in the afternoon into Tuesday morning. Temperatures will see a big drop into Tuesday but rebound quickly after.(Ryan Shollenberger)