Weather alert for strong winds in some parts of Utah

SALT LAKE CITY – The National Weather Service has issued wind warnings and advisories for the Wasatch Front and parts of southern Utah starting Sunday evening.

Areas of the “Northern Wasatch Front” are expected to see the strongest winds – they are under high wind warning from 8pm on Sunday to Monday. Davis and Weber counties are particularly prone.

The warning states that the strongest gusts are expected in Davis County, near Farmington in Centingill, and in high wind-prone areas near the canyon in Weber County.

These areas are expected to experience north-easterly winds of 20–30 mph with a speed of 60–30 mph. Residents are urged to secure loose items on their property as they may be blown away. Property damage and power outages are also possible, NWS said. High-profile vehicles, including semitrailers, can be a problem in the area.

Snow-blowing pockets are also possible, and most northern Utah can see a drop in temperature on Sunday night and Monday morning. It also makes for the possibility of slick, icy roads.

Washington County will also be under high wind warning with similar wind speeds and similar potential hazards, but without freezing temperatures. This warning is applicable from 4 pm Sunday to 4 pm Monday.

Low winds are advised in the Salt Lake and Vale valleys from 6pm on Sunday evening to Monday afternoon. However, residents can still experience winds of 15-25 mph and up to 45 winds near the valley on the east bench of the Salt Lake Valley. Protecting objects and driving carefully due to possible icy, slick roads are also recommended in these areas.

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