Weather service forecasts high winds from Washington to Cedar

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WASHINGTON COUNTY – High winds are forecast for Utah’s Dixie beginning late Thursday night and continuing through Saturday morning, according to a watch advisory issued by the National Weather Service. This alert excludes the St. George area but includes Washington City to the Iron County line.

Dots denote areas subject to the "Wind Watch" issued by the National Weather Service for Washington County, Utah, Dec. 1, 2016 | Image courtesy of the NWS, St. George News | Click on image to enlarge
Shaded section denotes areas subject to the “Wind Watch” issued by the National Weather Service for Washington County, Utah, Dec. 1, 2016 | Image courtesy of the NWS, St. George News | Click on image to enlarge

Winds

Northeast winds of 25-35 mph with gusts of 60 mph are possible.

Timing

Winds will develop Thursday night, peak Friday morning and are expected to peak again Saturday morning.

Impacts and precautions

The weather service advises people secure or bring inside loose outdoor lightweight items such as patio furniture, trampolines and holiday decorations.

Motorists traveling Interstate 15 from Washington City to the Iron County line are advised to take caution.

Wind-sensitive activities are also likely to be affected.

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2 Comments

  • Roy J December 1, 2016 at 11:14 am

    Sooo, what does that mean, excluding St. George area? I envision the residents pristine and sedate St George side of Teleghraph sitting in their lawn chairs watching a riotous, but city boundary conscious wind blow the Washington City side away in whirlwind of brick and tile…XD

    • Joyce Kuzmanic December 1, 2016 at 11:33 am

      That’s a great word picture, Roy. I paused on that also, the National Weather Service notification is specific and it even sent out another notice at 11 a.m. clarifying the affected areas as those outlying portions of Utah’s Dixie not including the St. George area. If you are in St. George, sounds like your lawn chair is the idyllic place to be. 🙂
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