Widespread Strong Wind Event Taking Shape Tue-Thu


● Be alert for the possibility of dangerous travel conditions late Tuesday through  Thursday morning near Bordeaux on I-25, and along I-80 between Arlington and Elk  Mountain, and along the I-80 Summit. Widespread strong wind gusts elsewhere are  also possible with a likely upgrade to the Watches coming.  

● In addition to strong winds, blowing snow and slick roads may also pose potential  dangers to those traveling. 

● A HIGH blowover risk exists along Interstates 25 and 80.  

● Wind gusts 80+ mph for wind prone areas. Wind gusts 65+ mph will be possible  outside the wind prone areas. 

Hazards: Expect widespread High Winds. Strongest winds expected to occur Wednesday during the daylight hours. I-25 near Bordeaux, I-80 Summit and I-80 corridor between Arlington and Elk Mountain could see wind gusts 80+ MPH.
Outside wind prone areas, in areas under a Watch, wind gusts 65-70 MPH are possible. Gusty conditions elsewhere.

Timing & Duration: 5 PM Tuesday through 11 AM Thursday.

Impacts: Hazardous driving conditions for all vehicles. EXTREME blowoff/blowover risks for most vehicles. Expect travel delays to be ongoing.