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

High Wind Warning
Statement as of 9:52 PM MDT on October 31, 2014

...High Wind Warning remains in effect until 10 PM MDT Saturday...

* affected area...the Salt Lake and Tooele valleys...Great Salt Lake Desert...and west central Utah...including Interstate 80.

* Impacts...strong cross winds will create hazardous driving conditions for high profile vehicles along I-80 from Salt Lake west to Wendover...and Highway 50 between I-15 and the Nevada border starting late tonight and continuing through much of the day Saturday. In addition...blowing dust may cause visibility restrictions. Light weight loose items may become airborne. Wind sensitive operations will be affected.

* Winds...southerly winds are expected to increase tonight and become strong late tonight through Saturday with gusts in excess of 60 mph. The strongest winds will initially develop across west central Utah and the Great Salt Lake Desert...then spread into the Tooele and Salt Lake valleys by sunrise Saturday. Winds will diminish late in the day then drop off Saturday 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. Motorists should take extra caution... especially while crossing bridges...overpasses and unsheltered areas.

Record Report
Statement as of 6:40 PM MDT on October 31, 2014

...Record high maximum temperatures reported for October 31st...

Station new record old record year

Brigham City 71 tied 71 1962 Cedar City 73 tied 73 2012 Provo byu 78 75 2012 Salt Lake city* 77 76 2012

*this is the latest date that a temperature this warm has been observed in Salt Lake City. Records for Salt Lake City begin in 1874.

...Record high minimum temperatures reported for October 31st...

Station new record old record year

Laketown 46 39 1917