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Watches & Warnings

High Wind Watch
Issued: 2:24 PM MDT Mar. 20, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High wind watch in effect from Thursday morning through
Thursday evening...

The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City has issued a high
wind watch, which is in effect from Thursday morning through
Thursday evening.

* Affected area... west central and southwest Utah

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

* timing... winds will increase rapidly Thursday morning and are
expected to become strong by late morning. Strong winds are
expected to last thereafter through Thursday evening prior to
tapering. The strongest winds are expected Thursday afternoon.

* Impacts... significant Crosswinds are expected to impact travel
along east west oriented routes such as US Highway 6/50 and
State Route 21. High profile 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 watch means there is the potential for a hazardous
high wind event. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts
of 58 mph or stronger may occur. Continue to monitor the latest

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