UPDATED: The National Weather Service has extended the wind advisory until 10 p.m. MDT
SOUTHERN UTAH – The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Garfield and Kane counties effective Tuesday until 8 p.m. Winds are expected from the west at 25-35 mph, with gusts up to 45 mph.
The Glen Canyon Recreation Area including Lake Powell.
Winds are expected to develop midday, with strong and gusty winds persisting through the afternoon into the early evening hours before gradually decreasing late Tuesday evening.
The winds will cause dangerous boating conditions on Lake Powell. Other wind sensitive operations will be impacted.
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 cross winds which can make driving difficult.
The strong winds will create dangerous boating conditions on area lakes. These winds will create very choppy water and generate large waves which could capsize or swamp small craft. For your personal safety, operators of small craft are urged to postpone their outings until the winds subside.