High Winds expected in Cache, Box Elder counties Tuesday evening


After a windy early part of the day Tuesday, even stronger canyon and downslope winds are expected Tuesday evening into Wednesday.

The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City has issued a High Wind Warning for the Utah portion of the Cache Valley, eastern Box Elder County, and the Bear Lake area from 6p.m. Tuesday to 12 noon on Wednesday.

Easterly winds will be in the range of 30 to 40 mph with gusts in excess of 70 mph. The National Weather Service had already recorded gusts of 45 mph at the Logan-Cache Airport as of Tuesday morning.

These winds may cause power outages and may also move loose debris and damage property.

Travel will be difficult especially for high profile vehicles.

Residents are encouraged to secure outdoor furniture, trampolines, farm equipment and other objects that could become airborne in strong winds.

Strong crosswinds are expected on north to south-running routes including I-15, I-84, US-89 and US-91.

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