Advisory issued for strong winds, dust; Southern Utah

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ST. GEORGE — The National Weather Service has issued a “Wind Advisory” for much of Southern Utah in effect from noon to 9 p.m. Monday.

Dots denote areas included in the advisory at 7:05 a.m., Southern Utah, June 16, 2014 | Image courtesy of National Weather Service, St. George News | Click on image to enlarge
Dots denote areas included in the advisory at 7:05 a.m., Southern Utah, June 16, 2014 | Image courtesy of National Weather Service, St. George News | Click on image to enlarge

Conditions

Southwest 25-35 mph winds are forecast with gusts up to 50 mph.

Areas affected

West-central, south central and southwest  Utah, the San Rafael Swell and the Sanpete and Sevier River valleys, Utah’s Dixie and Zion National Park, Glen Canyon Recreation Area and Lake Powell.  This advisory includes the cities of St. George, Bullfrog, Kanab, Cedar City, Beaver, Escalante, Milford, Fillmore, Delta, Richfield, Manti, Hanksville, and Green River.

Timing

The advisory is in place for most the day Monday. Gusty winds will increase through the morning and remain strong through the evening.

Impacts

Strong winds, crosswinds and blowing dust may create hazardous travel conditions Monday afternoon and evening.

Boaters on area lakes, including Lake Powell, may experience choppy conditions.

Precautionary/Preparedness actions

Motorists in the advisory area should be prepared for sudden gusty cross winds which can make driving difficult.

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