50 mph gusts possible, strong crosswinds; widespread advisory issued

WESTERN UTAH — The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City has issued a wind advisory that is in effect until 6 p.m. Wednesday evening.

Dots indicate the area affected by the wind advisory, Utah, Sept. 16, 2015, 11:20 a.m. | Photo courtesy of the National Weather Service, St. George News
Dots indicate the area affected by the wind advisory, Utah, Sept. 16, 2015, 11:20 a.m. | Photo courtesy of the National Weather Service, St. George News | Click on image to enlarge

Winds will be blowing southwest at 25-35 mph with gusts nearing 50 mph. These winds will continue through the afternoon before decreasing early in the evening. Gusty winds may cause strong crosswinds on area roads, particularly east to west routes.

Affected areas

West-central and southwest Utah, including the cities of Delta, Fillmore, Beaver, Cedar City and Milford.

Preparedness/precautionary 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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