... Wind Advisory remains in effect until 9 PM MDT this evening...
A Wind Advisory remains in effect until 9 PM MDT this evening.
* Affected area: Castle country... the San Rafael Swell... the
Sanpete/Sevier valleys... west central Utah... southwest
Utah... utahs Dixie and Zion National Park... south central Utah
and the Lake Powell area.
* Winds: south to southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 50
* Timing: winds will remain strong and gusty this afternoon into
* Impacts: travelers in high profile vehicles in these areas
may experience strong Crosswinds... particularly on east-west
routes including US-89 from Kanab to Lake Powell and
Interstate 70. In addition... boaters on area lakes including
Lake Powell should be prepared for rough chop.
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 Crosswinds which can
make driving difficult.
For information on potential travel impacts from the Utah
Department of Transportation visit...
In addition... winds will cause rough chop on area lakes. Small
boats will be especially prone to capsizing.
For more information from NOAA/S National Weather Service visit...
http://weather.Gov/saltlakecity (all lower case)