Southwest Utah Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

High Wind Warning
Issued: 3:18 PM MDT Mar. 22, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High Wind Warning remains in effect until 9 PM MDT this

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

* Winds... south winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts approaching 60 mph.

* Timing... strong gusty winds will continue through the remainder
of the afternoon before decreasing a bit this 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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