Sunday, May 1, 2016

Windstorm Update

As of 8 am, wind gusts ≥ 60 mph reported to Mesowest:
  • Bountiful Bench (BBN): 61
  • Fruit Heights (AS519): 63
  • Centerville (C8948): 63
  • Kaysville (AT097): 63
  • Centerville (UP028): 65
  • Hill Field (KHIF): 67
  • Layton (AS186): 69
  • South Ogden (C5505): 70
  • Brigham City (KBMC): 74
  • Centerville (UP138): 80
  • Centerville (CEN): 81
  • Farmington (AP611): 87
  • Farmington (UTPKL): 91
Those observations are based on measurements from a variety of sensors with a variety of capabilities and limitations.  The 91 mph at Farmington is from a site operated by UDOT at US-89 and Park Lane and is likely reliable.  Overall, these observations show high winds covering nearly the entire Wasatch Front from Bountiful north to Brigham City.  

Observations from UTPKL show winds began to gust over 60 mph beginning around 1900 (7 PM) yesterday, reaching their peak from 0400–0600 (4–6 AM) this morning.  

Rocky Mountain Power reports more than 28,000 people currently without power.  

In the Salt Lake Valley, peak gusts include 58 mph at the Triad Center, 53 mph in the upper Avenues, and 53 mph at the University of Utah.  Those peak gusts occurred late yesterday or earlier in the overnight hours.  Along the east bench where winds were strongest, winds weakened in the late night hours.  

Although not as strong as overnight, downslope winds will persist this morning from Bountiful North.  The event will wind down this afternoon.  Latest forecasts at

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