Strong Wind Advisory, Washington County motorist caution

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SOUTHERN UTAH – The National Weather Service has issued a “Wind Advisory” in effect from 9:29 a.m. to 10 p.m. today in south central and southeast Utah, including Lake Powell.

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Dots denote affected area at radar time 9:30 a.m., Southern Utah, Sept. 26, 2013 | Image courtesy of the National Weather Service

Areas Affected

San Rafael Swell, south central Utah, Glen Canyon Recreation Area/ Lake Powell, including the cities of Green River, Hanksville, Kanab, Escalante and Bullfrog.

Timing

Winds will continue to increase through the morning. They will remain strong through the afternoon hours before decreasing this evening.

Impacts

Strong winds will make travel difficult especially for high profile vehicles along east to west oriented routes, including but not limited, to Interstate 70 across eastern Utah, and Highway 89 across far southern Utah. In addition, these winds could result in choppy waters and dangerous boating conditions on Lake Powell.

Winds

South winds 25-35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

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

  • STG Homie September 26, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Sexy author/editor, just saying 😉

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