Great Salt Lake Desert and Mountains Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

High Wind Warning
Issued: 3:23 PM MDT Sep. 16, 2019 – National Weather Service

... High Wind Warning remains in effect until 4 am MDT Tuesday...

* affected area... Great Salt Lake Desert and mountains, including
along I-80 and sr-30, and the Great Salt Lake.

* Winds... southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph through
early evening. Winds switching to the northwest 25 to 35 mph
with gusts near 60 mph mid-evening through late tonight.

* Timing... strong winds late this afternoon will continue through
late tonight.

* Impacts... strong Crosswinds will exists along roadways
throughout the warned area. Also, sudden shifting winds will
occur with the cold front passage this evening.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected
or is occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or
gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage. Vehicles,
especially high profile vehicles, can be difficult to control at
times in high winds.

The strong winds will create dangerous boating conditions on the
Great Salt Lake. These winds will create very choppy water and
could capsize or swamp small craft. For your personal safety,
operators of small craft are urged to postpone their outings

Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 3:28 PM MDT Sep. 16, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect until 4 am MDT Tuesday for
wind and low relative humidity for fire weather zones 478...
492 and 495...

* affected area... fire weather zone 478 Salt Lake desert... fire
weather zone 492 central Utah west desert and fire weather
zone 495 color Country West desert.

* Winds... south with gusts 45 to 55 mph switching to the northwest
and remaining strong during the evening. Winds will gradually
decrease after midnight.

* Relative humidity... as low as 9-15 percent this afternoon,
rising tonight behind the frontal passage.

* Impacts... warm, dry and windy conditions will combine to
support rapid spread of fires.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now... or are imminent. A combination of
strong winds... low relative humidity... and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.

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