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High wind warning in effect for Davis, Weber counties

Gusts up to 65 mph expected
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Posted at 6:12 AM, Jan 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-19 15:04:54-05

SALT LAKE CITY — The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for the northern Wasatch Front through noon Tuesday.

As of 6:30 a.m., 647 Rocky Mountain Power customers in the Ogden area and 2,767 customers in the West Jordan area are without electricity.

The strongest gusts are expected "in the most prone locations including Centerville, Farmington, and points northward to the mouth of Weber Canyon," the warning says.

READ: Northern Wasatch Front High Wind Warning

According to NWS, east winds of 25 to 35 mph and gusts of up to 65 mph are expected.

People living in the affected areas are urged to secure loose property, including trampolines, decorations and other outdoor objects.

The wind gusts could also cause power outages. Travel could be difficult for high-profile vehicles as strong crosswinds are expected along north/south routes like US-89, I-15 and Legacy Parkway.

The wind gusts are not expected to be as strong as those of September 8, 2020, which caused significant damage and widespread power outages that lasted for several days.

"[There] still will be strong winds in the Centerville/Farmington areas. We're still expecting wind gusts between 55 and 65 miles an hour. So, you'll want to secure your garbage cans, your trampolines, any loose outdoor objects. If you happen to still have holiday decorations out there, you'll want to secure those as well. So, being prepared is still very important in this event," said National Weather Service meteorologist Christine Kruse.