Glen Canyon Recreation Area/Lake Powell Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Wind Advisory
Issued: 8:42 PM MST Jan. 20, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Wind Advisory remains in effect from 7 am to 9 PM MST Monday...

* affected area... south central Utah and Glen Canyon Recreation
Area including Lake Powell.

* Winds... southwest gusts up to 55 mph, shifting to the west
northwest during the late afternoon and early evening.

* Timing... developing Monday morning, peaking during the
afternoon before diminishing during the evening.

* Impacts... strong winds may cause travel difficulties
especially for high profile vehicles and those towing
trailers. Boaters should avoid activity during the period of
high winds, as they will cause a rough chop. Wind sensitive
operations may be affected.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory means that sustained wind speeds of at least
31 mph or gusts of 45 mph are expected. Motorists in the advisory
area should be prepared for sudden gusty cross winds which can
make driving difficult.

The strong winds will create dangerous boating conditions on area
lakes. These winds will create very choppy water and generate
large waves which could capsize or swamp small craft. For your
personal safety, operators of small craft are urged to postpone
their outings until the winds subside.

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