Parts of Utah under extreme weather alert for strong winds –

SALT LAKE CITY– The National Weather Service has actually issued wind warnings and advisories for parts of the Wasatch Front and southern Utah beginning Sunday evening.Areas in the “Northern Wasatch Front” are expected to see the greatest winds– they are under a high wind caution from 8 p.m. Sunday until midday Monday. Davis and Weber counties are especially susceptible.”The strongest gusts are expected in the high wind susceptible areas around Centerville to Farmington in Davis County, and near canyons in Weber County northward,” the caution stated.These areas are expected to experience northeast winds of 20-30 miles per hour, with gusts up to 60 miles per hour. Homeowners are advised to secure loose items on their home as they can be blown away. Residential or commercial property damage and power failures are also possible, the NWS said. Prominent lorries, consisting of semitrailers, might have issues in the area.Pockets of blowing snow are also possible, and many of northern Utah is expected to see freezing temperature levels Sunday night and Monday early morning. This also produces the possibility of slick, icy roadways.
Washington County will also be under a high wind caution with similar wind speeds and the same possible risks, but without the freezing temperatures. This warning is in effect from 4 p.m. Sunday until 4 p.m. Monday.The Salt Lake and Tooele valleys are under a less-extreme wind advisory from 6 p.m. Sunday night till noon Monday. Nevertheless, citizens might still experience winds of 15-25 miles per hour and gusts of approximately 45 near canyons on the Salt Lake Valleys east bench. Protecting items and driving thoroughly due to possible icy, slick roadways is also advised in these areas.Click here to view the weather warnings/watches/advisories. Click on this link to see the current projection, present conditions, interactive radar and other resources.

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