NWS: Dangerous Wind Chills of -30F Possible in Southeast Wyoming
Parts of southeastern Wyoming could see wind chills as low as 30 degrees below zero Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, according to wind chill advisories issued by the National Weather Service.
The wind chill advisories are in effect from 11 p.m. Tuesday to 8 a.m. Wednesday. The weather service advises that such wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.
In central Carbon County, the northern foothills of the Snowy Range and the southern Laramie Range, winds could gust up to 60 mph. Rawlins, Arlington, Elk Mountain, Buford, Pumpkin Vine and Vedauwoo are expected to experience high winds.
Those communities are also under a winter weather advisory from 11 p.m Tuesday until 11 a.m. Wednesday, with up to an inch of new snow accumulation expected.
The wind chill advisories include Bill, Douglas, Deer Creek, Glenrock, Garrett, Seminoe Dam, Medicine Bow, Shirley Basin, Baggs, Saratoga, Encampment, Centennial, Albany, Bosler and Laramie.
With such dangerous wind chills, hypothermia can occur if precautions are not taken. The weather service advises people to dress appropriately for the conditions and specifically recommends a hat and gloves.
In the area of the winter weather advisory, slick roads are expected and areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. Hazardous driving conditions could impact the morning commute, and strong winds could cause tree damage.