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Heavy Winds to Subside Wednesday

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Arctic winds spilling into northern Utah overnight are dissipating as they travel south to central Utah. But as the wind dies down, freezing temperatures continue.

Mike Siemen is a meteorologist with the national weather service in Salt Lake City. He says the easterly winds will continue into the evening, dying down around midnight, with wind-chill values expected to dip to -13 degrees.

“Tomorrow looks dry, not nearly as windy, but still quite cold with temperatures struggling to make it to the 20 degree mark along the Wasatch Front,” Siemen says.

The National Weather Service is still issuing a high wind warning for Davis County. Jeff Bassett is the South Davis Metro Fire chief. He says fire crews in Northern Utah were busy last night responding to power outages that had tripped fire alarms, power surges and carbon monoxide calls. 

“These types of windstorms when they come through, sometimes it causes problems with the venting in the homes,” Bassett says. “So it’s important that CO detectors are on each level of the house and are fully operational.”

Meteorologist Mike Siemen advises motorists headed south for the holiday to be cautious as Southern Utah is expecting heavy snowstorms tonight and tomorrow. 

Whittney Evans grew up southern Ohio and has worked in public radio since 2005. She has a communications degree from Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky, where she learned the ropes of reporting, producing and hosting. Whittney moved to Utah in 2009 where she became a reporter, producer and morning host at KCPW. Her reporting ranges from the hyper-local issues affecting Salt Lake City residents, to state-wide issues of national interest. Outside of work, she enjoys playing the guitar and getting to know the breathtaking landscape of the Mountain West.
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