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High Wind Watch

Statement as of 4:12 AM MDT on April 21, 2014

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on April 22, 2014


... High wind watch remains in effect from Tuesday morning through
Tuesday evening...

* affected area... the Wasatch front along with the Great Salt
Lake Desert and mountains

* winds... south winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts in excess of 60 mph
late Tuesday morning into Tuesday afternoon... switching to the
northwest 30 to 40 mph with gusts in excess of 60 mph late
Tuesday afternoon through early evening.

* Timing... south winds increasing through the morning hours and
peaking in the early afternoon. Winds will switch to the
northwest late afternoon into the evening then diminish.

* Impacts... dangerous Crosswinds are expected along all east-west
oriented roadways including 80. High profile vehicles and
trailers will be most susceptible to these winds. Blowing dust
will likely reduce visibilities at times. Outdoor items such as
trampolines and lawn furniture should be either secured or moved
into a protected area.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high wind watch means there is the potential for a hazardous
high wind event. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or
gusts of 58 mph or stronger may occur. Continue to monitor the
latest forecasts.





Public Information Statement

Statement as of 9:05 AM MDT on April 21, 2014


... Wyoming severe weather awareness week is April 21-25...
... Tornado drill on Friday April 25...

National Weather Service weather forecast office Salt Lake City UT
will participate in Wyoming severe weather awareness week activities
on Friday April 25 by issuing a series of test tornado messages.
These test messages ensure that National Weather Service computer
systems... including NOAA Weather Radio all hazards... are properly
configured for dissemination of warnings and statements.

The messages provide an opportunity for members of the media to
check their dissemination systems... and most importantly... for
schools... hospitals... businesses and families to practice tornado
drills and review safety measures. Understanding the risk of severe
weather and knowing how to respond can save lives.

The tornado drill provides an excellent opportunity to participate
in americas prepareathon!... a nationwide... community-based Campaign
for action to increase emergency preparedness and resilience.

Please take advantage of this preparedness opportunity. Details of
the test messages to be issued on Friday are included below.

At 1030 am MDT... weather forecast office Salt Lake City UT will
issue a test Tornado Warning... WMO header wfus55 kslc... for Uinta
County Wyoming.

At 1045 am MDT... the weather forecast office will issue a test
severe weather statement... WMO header wwus55 kslc... to cancel the
test Tornado Warning for Uinta County Wyoming.

For questions and/or concerns regarding this drill... please contact:

Kevin barjenbruch
warning coordination meteorologist
National Weather Service weather forecast office Salt Lake City UT
801-524-5113
Kevin.Barjenbruch@noaa.Gov


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Alabama - Flood Warning , Public Information Statement
Alaska - Record Report
Arizona - Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Watch
Arkansas - Flood Warning , Hydrologic Statement
California - High Surf Advisory , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Lake Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Watch
Colorado - Fire Weather Watch , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Flood Warning
Florida - Flood Warning , Coastal Hazard Statement , Record Report
Georgia - Flood Warning , Record Report
Hawaii - High Surf Advisory , Wind Advisory
Illinois - Flood Warning , Public Information Statement
Indiana - Public Information Statement
Iowa - Flood Warning , Fire Weather Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Kansas - Public Information Statement
Louisiana - Flood Warning , Hydrologic Statement
Maine - Flood Warning
Michigan - Flood Advisory , Special Statement
Minnesota - Flood Warning , Fire Weather Warning , Public Information Statement
Mississippi - Flood Warning
Missouri - Public Information Statement
Nebraska - Fire Weather Warning , Public Information Statement
Nevada - Wind Advisory , High Wind Watch , Lake Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Warning
New Mexico - Fire Weather Watch
New York - Flood Warning
North Carolina - Flood Warning , High Surf Advisory , Flood Advisory
North Dakota - Flood Warning , Public Information Statement
Oregon - Special Statement
South Carolina - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory
South Dakota - Fire Weather Warning , Public Information Statement
Texas - Fire Weather Watch , Public Information Statement
Utah - High Wind Watch , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Vermont - Flood Warning
Washington - Areal Flood Warning , Special Statement
Wisconsin - Flood Warning , Public Information Statement
Wyoming - Public Information Statement