Governor Urges Preparations for Another Forecasted Wind Storm Tomorrow

SALT LAKE CITY – Governor Gary R. Herbert is urging residents along the Northern Wasatch Front to make preparations for another wind storm which is forecasted to begin tomorrow, Sunday, December 4, at 5:00PM and continue overnight.

The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City issued a high wind advisory which calls for sustained winds of 35-45 MPH, with gusts up to 75 MPH.  The highest winds are predicted to occur between 10:00PM and 1:00AM.  The wind event is expected to overlap with a snow storm, and blowing snow could produce white-out conditions.  While tomorrow’s wind storm will not be as severe as the destructive storm on Thursday, elements on houses and buildings which were loosened in the previous storm could become dislodged, and debris which accumulated could scatter, in tomorrow’s high winds.

“I ask those in areas which will be affected by tomorrow’s storm to prepare, and to help your neighbors prepare, for tomorrow’s storm” said Governor Gary R. Herbert.  “Please secure any piles of debris – especially branches which could easily become airborne – and anything on your homes which could present a hazard if dislodged.  Please plan to stay indoors and off the roads to minimize the potential for harm to yourselves and others.”

The National Weather Service’s Advisory can be found at the following link:

An alert from the Utah Department of Transportation can be found at the following link:

Governor Herbert will be available for on-camera media interviews at the Governor’s Mansion (603 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City) this evening beginning at 8:00PM.  Please call Brian Somers at 801.228.0150 to arrange an interview.