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Strong winds expected across Utah Monday

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Posted at 9:37 PM, Mar 16, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-17 07:32:43-04

The National Weather Service is calling for strong winds throughout most of Utah on Monday.

A cold front will bring strong northwest winds to Utah and southwest Wyoming, causing reduced visibility as blowing dust and snow is possible.

It is a fast-moving storm; it will hit around noon and clear by dinner time, according to John Goulet, with the FOX 13’s weather team.

nws-strong-winds-3-16Northern Utah and mountain areas can expect wind gusts of 55-65 mph. Mountain peaks may experience gusts up to 85 mph, according to NWS. Southern Utah may experience wind gusts of 40-55 mph.

Temperature will drop significantly behind the front.