CASPER, Wyo –The National Weather Service (NWS) in Cheyenne has multiple advisories in effect this weekend for the southeastern portion of Wyoming.
Smoke from the Mullen Fire, as well as fires in Colorado, are expected to last in the region through the weekend. Reports of ash in Laramie on Friday are expected to continue.
Additionally, Red Flag Warnings are in effect until 6:00 p.m Saturday.
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Cheyenne will see widespread smoke and high temperatures around 78. West winds will be 20 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.
Air Quality Alert
An air quality alert in effect Eastern Carbon County, Laramie County and southern half of Albany County is in effect until noon Sunday.
NWS, in collaboration with the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Air Quality Division and the Wyoming Department of Health, says smoke from the Cameron Peak and Mullen fires may cause health effects to sensitive groups.
High Wind Warning
Winds from a strong Canadian cold front are bringing strong winds to the southwestern region until 3:00 p.m. Saturday.
The Central Laramie Range and Southwest Platte County, North Snowy Range Foothills and South Laramie Range, could see west winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 65 mph.
“High winds may move loose debris, damage property and cause power outages,” NWS said. “Travel will be difficult especially for lightweight, high profile vehicles and campers”
People are urged to secure loose objects that could be blown around or damaged by the wind.
Red Flag Warning
Red Flag Warning are in effect for Laramie, Platte, and Goshen counties, as well as the Central Laramie Range until 6:00 pm Saturday.
West to northwest wind at 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph with relative humidity at 13 to 15 percent are expected.