SOUTHERN UTAH — The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City has issued a “Wind Advisory” for parts of Southern Utah, including Washington, Iron and Beaver counties, in effect from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday.
Much of western Utah, including the great Salt Lake Desert, the Salt Lake and Tooele valleys, west-central Utah and southwest Utah.
South winds 25-35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.
South winds will increase through Monday morning and remain strong through the afternoon hours. A cold front will sweep through Utah in the late afternoon and evening. Brief strong gusts are expected out of the northwest with the front, then winds will quickly diminish through the evening.
Gusty crosswinds will impact east to west oriented roadways, including Interstate 80 and Highway 6. Areas of reduced visibility are possible in blowing dust.
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.