Storm featuring hail capable of damaging roofs, vehicles moves through Wyoming

By Brendan LaChance on July 14, 2021

I-80 Mile Marker 353 East (WYDOT)

CASPER, Wyo — The National Weather Service in Cheyenne said around 3:24 p.m. Wednesday that radar indicated a severe thunderstorm about 12 miles (20 kilometers) west of Cheyenne was moving southeast at about 25 miles per hour.

The NWS in Cheyenne said the storm could hit both Interstate 25 and Interstate 80 in southeastern Wyoming, and golf ball-sized hail and 60 mph winds are possible.

“People and animals outside will be injured,” the NWS said in Cheyenne. “Expect hail damage to roofs, siding, windows and vehicles. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding and trees. This severe thunderstorm will mostly linger in rural areas of southwestern Laramie County.”

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“This includes the following highways… Interstate 25 in Wyoming between mile markers 1 and 6. Interstate 80 in Wyoming between mile markers 345 and 357.”

The NWS in Cheyenne called on people to take shelter inside.

Wyoming Department of Transportation webcams along I-80 show hail buildup along the roadway.

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