Upper Snake River Plain Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Wind Advisory
Issued: 1:34 PM MST Feb. 17, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Wind Advisory now in effect until 5 am MST Sunday...

* impacts/timing... windy conditions will continue into the
overnight hours tonight. Two periods of strong winds are
expected. Period one is expected now through sunset with a
second surge of winds from 10 PM through 3 am. Strong Crosswinds
are expected, especially along west-east routes. Those driving
high profile vehicles, light semis and vehicles pulling a
trailer will experience difficult driving conditions.

* Winds... southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 45 mph are
expected.

* Locations... winds are expected to be strongest for the Arco
desert and inl, including highways 20 and 26 and Interstate 15
from Idaho Falls north to around DuBois.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory means that winds of 30 mph are expected. Gusts
over 45 mph are possible. Winds this strong can make driving
difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Reduce driving
speeds.