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High Wind Watch

Statement as of 3:47 PM MDT on April 20, 2014

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on April 22, 2014


... High wind watch in effect from Tuesday morning through Tuesday
evening...

The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City has issued a high
wind watch... which is in effect from Tuesday morning through
Tuesday evening.

* Affected area... the Great Salt Lake Desert and mountains

* winds... south winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts near 60 mph into the
afternoon. Northwest winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts near 60 mph
late afternoon into the evening behind the front.

* Timing... south winds increasing through the morning hours and
peaking in the early afternoon. Winds will switch to the
northwest late afternoon into the evening then diminish.

* Impacts... dangerous Crosswinds are expected along Interstate 80.
High profile vehicles and trailers will be most susceptible to
these winds. Blowing dust will likely reduce visibilities at
times.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high wind watch means there is the potential for a hazardous
high wind event. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts
of 58 mph or stronger may occur. Continue to monitor the latest
forecasts.





Special Statement

Statement as of 3:46 PM MDT on April 20, 2014

Expires 7:00 AM EDT on April 21, 2014


... Spring storm for Tuesday and Wednesday...

A significant Spring storm will impact the region Tuesday and
Wednesday. Ahead of the storm... strong southerly winds are
expected to develop across much of the area Tuesday with the
strongest winds across the western valleys. Strong northwest winds
are also possible across the northwest deserts and into the
Wasatch front behind the cold front that is forecast to cross this
area Tuesday afternoon and early evening.

Colder air will spread into the region Tuesday night and remain
through Wednesday. Accumulating snowfall is possible in the
northern mountains Tuesday night through Wednesday morning. Snow
levels could reach the northern valleys... but with little or no
accumulation. Freezing temperatures are possible across the far
north Wednesday morning and in the colder locations across much of
the area Thursday morning. Temperatures will return to near
seasonal normals Thursday.

Monitor NOAA Weather Radio... your local media... and social media
sources for the latest updates on this storm.


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