High Wind Warning
...high Wind Warning In Effect From 11 Pm This Evening To 11 Am Mst Saturday... The National Weather Service In Cheyenne Has Issued A High Wind Warning, Which Is In Effect From 11 Pm This Evening To 11 Am Mst Saturday. The High Wind Watch Is No Longer In Effect. * What...west Winds 30 To 40 Mph With Gusts Around 60 Mph ...Read More.
Effective: February 28, 2020 at 11:00pmExpires: February 29, 2020 at 11:00amTarget Area: North Snowy Range Foothills
High Wind Warning
...high Wind Warning Remains In Effect From 8 Pm This Evening To Noon Mst Saturday... * What...west Winds 35 To 45 Mph With Gusts Up To 65 Mph Expected. * Where...central Laramie Range And Southwest Platte County County. ...Read More.
Effective: February 28, 2020 at 8:00pmExpires: February 29, 2020 at 12:00pmTarget Area: Central Laramie Range and Southwest Platte County
Wyoming Frequent Weather Alerts: Severe thunderstorms, hail, tornadoes, floods
Wyoming is pretty tame on the severe weather front, but that’s not to say that severe weather doesn’t happen. The Rocky Mountains are notable for their ability to stop warm and cold air from meeting, effectively acting as a buffer. Thunderstorms are extremely common in the state, as are tornadoes and wind gusts.
Tornadoes can happen across the state, with the majority of them happening closer to Tornado Alley in the southern part of the state. They can damage property and lives, but they become less common the further away from Tornado Alley you are.
Thunderstorms can bring heavy rainfall, water damage, floods, and lightning. The lightning is the most dangerous because it can cause wildfires, which are a major cause of concern in Wyoming. The hot summers and wind can start lightning caused wildfires to burn and thrive in the state, especially in forests and grasslands.
The wind gusts, when combined with low humidity and dry thunderstorms, can create massive wildfires that can be just as dangerous as any thunderstorm or tornado. Being on the lookout for fire weather and knowing what to do during a wildfire is as important as any other severe weather drill.
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