CENTERVILLE — Canyon wind gusts as high as 75 mph are expected to hit much of the Wasatch Front beginning about 3 p.m. Monday and continuing until 9 p.m. on Tuesday.
The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for areas between Ogden and Bountiful, with sustained winds from 35 to 45 mph and gusts to 75 mph.
The wind is not expected to be as strong as the Dec. 1, 2011 wind event, in which gusts were registered at 102 mph in Centerville, according to the National Weather Service.
“This is a particularly dangerous situation. A prolonged period of strong easterly winds will affect Davis and Weber counties causing property damage, downed trees and power lines.
“High profile vehicles will experience dangerous crosswinds on north/south routes, including Highway 89, I-15, and the Legacy Parkway,” the warning continued.
“All residents and business owners should immediately attend to any loose outdoor objects including trampolines, patio furniture and garbage cans.
These objects may become airborne during the event and cause additional property damage.
Centerville City issued an emergency warning and the Neighborhood Emergency Network began making calls Sunday evening to warn residents and ensure their needs are taken care of.
People may also want to have flashlights, battery operated radio, and spare batteries on-hand in case of a power outage, according to online information posted by Hill AFB. The base is warning that winds could reach 90 mph between midnight and 4 a.m. on Tuesday.