File photo of strong winds that blew over two empty trucks, traveling along Interstate-15. 

LOGAN-The National Weather Service is warning Cache and Box Elder counties residents to tie down anything that could blow away There is a high wind warning for this afternoon and lasting until Friday morning.

The NWS is predicting northeast winds could reach 20 to 30 mph in Box Elder and Cache counties this morning with wind gusts up to 60 mph possible this afternoon. The high wind warning is for Eastern Box Elder County and Cache Valley/Utah Portion, mainly along and east of I-15 in Box Elder County, and along east of US-91 in Cache Valley.

High winds could move loose debris, down trees, damage property and cause power outages. Travel will be difficult due to crosswinds, especially for high profile vehicles and vehicles with trailers, especially on I-15 and US-89, and areas along and east of US-91 in Cache Valley.

The Wasatch front will see stronger winds than Cache Valley. The highest wind gusts are likely during the same time including the Wasatch Mountains I-80 North.
East winds along the Wasatch Front are predicted to be 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 65 mph into low to mid elevation locations. Higher gusts expected over ridgetops to be about -80 mph.
Rocky Mountain Power recommends families assemble or restock personal emergency kit with:

  • Water – 1 gallon per person per day
  • Non-perishable food (for family members and pets)
  • Battery-powered radio and extra batteries
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Blankets
  • First aid kit with essential medications
  • Manual can opener
  • Solar-powered cell phone charger
  • Copies of important family documents
  • Cash
  • Special items for infants, elderly or disabled family members


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