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Record low temps in Utah Monday; high winds expected in Davis, Weber counties

Posted at 6:30 AM, Oct 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-26 08:30:49-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Cold temperatures continued Monday morning after many Utahns woke up to snowfall Sunday, and parts of Utah will see high wind gusts Monday.

Monday morning's temperature of 20 degrees at the Salt Lake City International Airport broke a 142-year-old record, the National Weather Service reports. The previous October 26 record low, which was set in 1878, was 22 degrees.

NWS has issued a High Wind Warning for parts of northern Utah, including Davis and Weber counties, effective until noon Monday.

"Northeast winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. Locally stronger gusts around 60 mph are expected in Davis County," the warning says. "The strongest gusts are expected in the high wind prone areas around Centerville to Farmington in Davis County, and near canyons in Weber County northward. Pocket of blowing snow could lead to slick roads along US 89 in Davis county. Very cold wind chill readings are expected through Monday morning."

These high winds could cause power outages and property damage, and they're expected to make travel difficult for high-profile vehicles.

On Sunday night, NWS recorded a 58 mph wind gust in Farmington and gusts of up to 42 mph in the east bench of the Salt Lake Valley.

In southern Utah, winds of 71 mph were recorded in Washington County, between the Hurricane airport and Sand Hollow Sunday night.