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High wind and winter weather advisories issued for parts of Utah

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Posted at 11:14 AM, Nov 21, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-21 13:27:26-05

SALT LAKE CITY -- The National Weather Service has issued several wind and winter weather advisories throughout the state.

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High Wind Warnings
High wind warnings were issued for the northern Wasatch front, including Brigham City, Ogden, Bountiful, Salt Lake City and Tooele. The counties affected are Box Elder, Davis, Salt Lake, Tooele and Weber.

Easterly winds of 35 to 45 mph are expected, with gusts in excess of 70 mph possible. The wind is expected to diminish, then redevelop late Friday afternoon.

Residents of those areas are urged to secure outdoor decorations, furniture, trampolines and other objects that may become airborne in the strong winds.

Drivers, especially those with high-profile vehicles, should know that vehicles can be difficult to control in high winds. Drivers should exercise extra caution while crossing overpasses, bridges and other unsheltered areas.

The high wind warning will be in effect until noon Saturday.

A high wind warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring.

Related Video: Power lines erupt in sparks due to high wind in Centerville.

Wind Advisories
Wind advisories were issued for parts of Box Elder, Cache, Carbon, Emery, Garfield, San Juan, Sevier and Wayne counties.

The advisories are in effect until noon Saturday.

Northeast and east winds of 25-35 mph, with gusts around 50 mph are expected or occurring.

Residents of the affected areas are urged to secure outdoor decorations, furniture, trampolines and other objects that may become airborne in the strong winds.

A wind advisory means sustained wind speeds of at least 31 mph or gusts of 45 mph are expected.

Drivers should be prepared for sudden gust crosswinds, which can make driving difficult.

Winter Weather Advisories

Winter weather advisories were issued for parts of Beaver, Emery, Iron, Juab, Millard, Sanpete, Sevier and Washington counties.

The advisories are in effect until 5 p.m. Saturday. Snow accumulations from to 10 to 16 inches are expected in some areas, with higher amounts possible near Boulder Mountain and the Henry mountains.

A winter weather advisory means that snow accumulations will cause primarily travel diffuclties and drivers should be prepared for snow covered roads. Road slush is possible on main roads above 7,000 feet in elevation.

Winter Storm Warnings
Winter Storm Warnings were issued for parts of Beaver, Emery, Garfield, Grand, Iron, Kane, Piute, San Juan, Sevier, Washington and Wayne counties.

The winter storm warning remains in effect until 5 p.m. Saturday in some areas and until 4 a.m. Sunday in others.

Two feet of snow are likely in some areas of high elevations.

A winter storm warning means significant accumulations of snow are expected or occurring. Strong winds and blowing snow are possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible in some areas.

Schools Affected:
HighMark Charter School in South Weber will start at 10:30 a.m. due to weather.

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