Wind Advisory for southwest valleys extended

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UPDATED with reader-submitted photo 12:30 p.m.

SOUTHERN UTAH – The National Weather Service has issued a “Wind Advisory” in effect until 4 p.m. Sunday for the southwest valleys of Utah.

Dots denote areas affected by the wind advisory at NWS radar time 10:40 a.m. | Image courtesy of the National Weather Service, St. George News | Click on map to enlarge
Dots denote areas affected by the wind advisory at NWS radar time 10:40 a.m. | Image courtesy of the National Weather Service, St. George News | Click on map to enlarge

Conditions

Sustained southwest winds of 25-30 mph with gusts near 45 mph are expected.

Although not included in the National Weather Service’s current “Wind Advisory,” the St. George area is experiencing winds of 22 mph with gusts up to 30 mph, according to “The Weather Channel” website, weather.com, at 10:55 a.m.

Areas affected

The southwest valleys of Utah including the cities of Beaver, Cedar City and Milford.

Timing

Winds will strengthen Sunday morning and remain strong and gusty through midafternoon before diministhing with the passage of a cold front.

Impacts

Strong crosswinds are expected across all west-to-east roadways in the area. Blowing dust will reduce visibilities in areas with open agricultural lands.

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 crosswinds which can make driving difficult.

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1 Comment

  • KanabCowgirl March 30, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Well in the Colorado City area at 11:15ut time there was rain/snow mix and heavy wind. Still sprinkling as I type

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