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Next winter storm will bring strong winds to northern Wasatch Front

Feb 22, 2022, 4:59 PM
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FILE: Downed tree on the west side of the Utah State Capitol building after a massive downslope windstorm blew through Salt Lake County on Sept 8, 2020. Photo: Nick Wyatt, KSL NewsRadio

SALT LAKE CITY — The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City forecasts strong winds will start building Tuesday night, especially near the mouths of northern Utah canyons.

The strongest gusts — near 55 to 60 mph — will blow near the canyons in Farmington and Ogden. But strong winds are possible as far north as Logan.

But National Weather Service meteorologist Sam Webber said this storm won’t pack nearly the punch as the September 2020 wind storm, which uprooted thousands of trees. 

Where to expect strong winds

“The primary impact is going to be very localized, strong wind gusts. Probably upwards of 55 – 60 miles per hour along those canyons. Like Farmington Canyon, Weber and Ogden Canyon,” Webber said.

Most areas along the northern Wasatch Front will feel gusts as high as 35 mph, according to Webber.

“We do have a lot of easterly flow that’s kind of roaring across the ridgetops, but we don’t quite have the ingredients for an all-out down-slope,” Webber said.

A wind advisory goes into effect Monday night at 6.

Webber predicts winds will build overnight and peak around midnight.

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Next winter storm will bring strong winds to northern Wasatch Front