Portions of Utah placed on high wind alert

Jun 17, 2024, 7:14 PM | Updated: 7:31 pm

High wind speeds in Utah County caused property damage on Monday, June 17, 2024....

High wind speeds in Utah County caused property damage on Monday, June 17, 2024. (Jim Huish)

(Jim Huish)

SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake National Weather Service warned Utahns of high wind levels in effect until 8 p.m. Monday evening. 

They said winds up to 30 to 40 miles per hour will impact those in Utah Valley. 

“Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles and vehicles with trailers. Use extra caution,” the NWS said. 

The National Weather Service posted on X that the cold front will move towards Cedar City, with wind speeds of 55 miles per hour expected. 

Downed power lines and outages

Monday’s high wind speeds have caused some powerlines to fall, resulting in a scattering of power outages, according to Rocky Mountain Power. 

As of 7:00 p.m., there are 176 outages affecting 2,580 customers in Utah, according to their website. 

The city of Saratoga Springs said “multiple power lines” in Utah County have been affected by this storm. Specifically, a fallen powerline blocked traffic on Pioneer Crossing. 


Cache Valley put on freeze warning

According to, the wind is tied to a freeze warning the National Weather Service issued for Cache Valley, the Wasatch Backcountry including Heber city, Hungsville, Logan, Park City and Smithfield, due to a cold front’s arrival into these areas. 

The warning is in place until Tuesday, June 18, at 9:00 a.m. 


Related: Temperatures expected to cool down, while winds and wildfire danger rise

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Portions of Utah placed on high wind alert