High wind warning issued overnight for much of northern Utah, 70 mph gusts expected

Map Courtesy: National Weather Service Salt Lake City

UTAH, April 13, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — A high wind warning is now in effect for much of northern Utah.

A tweet from the National Weather Service Salt Lake City says the warning, which began at 6 p.m. Tuesday and expire at noon Wednesday, is in effect for the northern Wasatch Front, Cache Valley, Bear Lake area and Bear River Valley, and southwest Wyoming.

“If you haven’t already secured loose objects, now is the time!” the tweet says.

East winds of 30 mph to 40 mph are expected with gusts in excess of 70 mph.

Additionally, a wind advisory is now in effect for Salt Lake County as well as the Wasatch Back. Wind gusts of up to 45-55 mph are expected, mainly along the benches.

“For those in the Salt Lake Valley, this will NOT be as widespread, and not quite as strong as the September 2020 event,” an NWS tweet says. “Areas from the Avenues to U of U to around Parleys Canyon could gust up to 45-55 mph tonight. Rest of (most of) SL Valley will gust to 30-35 mph.”

A tweet from Utah Highway Patrol said: “We fully expect to work with our @UDOTRegionOne partners in issuing a high profile vehicle restriction in Davis County as the winds are trending faster. Starting now, if you plan on transiting Davis County with a high-profile vehicle please begin making plans to avoid the area.”

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.


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