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Glen Canyon Recreation Area/Lake Powell
Statement as of 3:37 PM MDT on March 30, 2017
... Wind Advisory remains in effect until 9 PM MDT this evening...
* affected area... utahs Dixie and Zion National Park, south
central Utah, and the Lake Powell area.
* Winds... southwest winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 55 mph.
Winds will switch to the west northwest and remain strong in
Washington County early this evening.
* Timing... winds will peak late this afternoon and remain strong
into the early evening before diminishing.
* Impacts... strong cross winds can be expected along east west
oriented roadways including portions of Highway 89 east of
Kanab. Strong winds will also result in choppy waters on Lake
Powell and other area lakes.
A Wind Advisory means that sustained wind speeds of at least
31 mph or gusts of 45 mph are expected. Motorists in the advisory
area should be prepared for sudden gusty cross winds which can
make driving difficult.
The strong winds will create dangerous boating conditions on area
lakes. These winds will create very choppy water and generate
large waves which could capsize or swamp small craft. For your
personal safety, operators of small craft are urged to postpone
their outings until the winds subside.
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