... High Wind Warning in effect from midnight tonight to 10 PM MDT
The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City has issued a High
Wind Warning... which is in effect from midnight tonight to 10 PM
* Affected area... the Salt Lake and Tooele valleys... Great Salt
Lake Desert... and west central Utah... including Interstate 80.
* Impacts... strong cross winds may cause hazardous driving
conditions for high profile vehicles along Interstate 80 west of
Lake Point... and Highway 50 by midday Saturday. Winds of these
magnitude can topple empty truck trailers. In addition... blowing
dust may cause visibility restrictions. Light weight loose items
may become airborne... secure or bring these items in before
sunset. Wind sensitive operations will be affected.
* Winds... southerly winds are expected to increase tonight across
west central Utah and the Great Salt Lake Desert. The strongest
winds will spread across western Utah into the Tooele and Salt
Lake valleys midday Saturday through the afternoon hours. This
is when gusts in excess of greater than 60 mph are forecast to
cause the majority of wind impacts.
A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected
or is occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts
of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.
Vehicles... especially high profile vehicles... can be difficult to
control at times in high winds. Motorists should take extra
caution... especially while crossing bridges... overpasses and