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Heavy winds cause damage, power outages across northern Utah

Posted at 9:30 AM, Jan 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-19 20:16:10-05

WEBER COUNTY, Utah — Winds reaching 80 miles per hour battered parts of northern Utah overnight and into Tuesday morning.

The high winds downed trees and blew unsecured materials into the yards of neighbors.

According to the Utah Division of Emergency Management, these were the highest winds recorded in the state:

  • OGDEN PEAK (6 a.m.) - 80 mph
  • WEBER CANYON (4 a.m.) - 69 mph
  • PARK LANE (3 a.m.) - 69 mph
  • LOGAN PEAK (8 a.m.) - 66 mph

Farmington was hit with 66 mph wind gusts at 7 a.m., with the Brigham City area faced gusts up to 65 mph, according to the Salt Lake City office of the National Weather Service.

7 am Wind Gusts

Heavy winds are expected to continue in Box Elder, Weber and Davis Counties through the morning.

FOX 13 was at a home in Washington Terrace where the wind knocked over two massive trees that were originally planted by the homeowner's grandfather.

The trees fell on Lyle Bair's home and cars, but he felt things could have been worse.

"It can be fixed, it can be replaced," said Bair.

Throughout Tuesday morning, as many as 970 customers in Davis and Weber counties were out of power, and 2,767 in the West Jordan area. The outages in West Jordan were likely not wind-related, but those further north most likely were, a Rocky Mountain Power spokesperson said.

By Tuesday evening, there were only five outages in Salt Lake County, one in Davis and 40 in Weber, according to Rocky Mountain Power's online outage map.

Because of the windy conditions, the Weber School District delayed the start of school by two hours.