West Central Utah Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

High Wind Warning
Issued: 10:00 PM MDT Mar. 21, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High Wind Warning remains in effect from 10 am to 9 PM MDT

* affected area... the Salt Lake and Tooele valleys, the Great Salt
Lake Desert and mountains, and the west central and southwest

* Winds... south winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts to 60 mph.

* Timing... winds will strengthen Thursday morning and peak
Thursday afternoon, before tapering off Thursday evening.

* Impacts... significant Crosswinds are expected to impact travel
along east to west oriented routes including I-80 and US-6.
High profile and lightweight vehicles will be most susceptible
to these strong winds. Isolated areas of blowing dust are
possible, which could reduce visibilities to under 1 mile at

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected
or is occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or
gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage. Vehicles,
especially high profile vehicles, can be difficult to control at
times in high winds. Motorists should take extra caution,
especially while crossing bridges, overpasses, and unsheltered

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