BULLETIN: Wind advisory

SOUTHERN UTAH – A wind advisory is in effect for Friday and Saturday in much of Utah, including Southwest Utah, Utah’s Dixie, and Zion National Park. The high winds will be created by a Pacific storm moving into the western Great Basin.

People in Southern Utah can expect:

• A dramatic increase in winds on Friday
• Strong and gusty southerly winds during Friday midday and afternoon
• Wind gusts of over 50 mph on Saturday afternoon
• Strong crosswinds, especially on east-west oriented roadways
• Possible areas of blowing dust
• Possible isolated thunderstorms on Saturday, though these are more likely in northern and western Utah

Conditions are expected to improve by Sunday morning across a majority of the affected area.

People planning outdoor activities for the Memorial Day weekend should watch the weather forecast as the storm approaches the area. Be careful out there – and mind your creatures.

Readers can view a seven day weather forecast for St. George here.

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  • WT* May 24, 2012 at 1:55 am

    We’re all in for a pretty good blow &*)_ this weekend huh??!!

  • Desert Dweller May 24, 2012 at 9:21 am

    I hope that the fires are under control before the BIG winds hit.

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