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Friday, January 27, 2023

High Wind Warning Issued for St. Anthony and Surrounding Area

On Monday and Tuesday, very strong winds are expected in eastern Idaho.

From midday Monday until 6 p.m. Tuesday, the National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for virtually all of eastern Idaho. West winds of 30 to 40 mph are expected at that period, with gusts up to 60 mph.

The warning is in effect in the following cities:

  • Idaho Falls,
  • Rexburg,
  • Rigby,
  • Ririe,
  • St. Anthony,
  • Pocatello,
  • Blackfoot,
  • American Falls,
  • Shelley,
  • Fort Hall,
  • Burley,
  • Rupert,
  • Heyburn,
  • Oakley,
  • Albion,
  • Almo,
  • Malta,
  • Rockland,
  • Holbrook,
  • Inkom,
  • McCammon,
  • Downey,
  • Lava Hot Springs,
  • Malad, Preston,
  • Thatcher,
  • St. Charles,
  • Montpelier,
  • Georgetown,
  • Grace,
  • Soda Springs,
  • Henry,
  • Bone,
  • Ashton,
  • Tetonia,
  • Driggs,
  • Dubois,
  • Spencer,
  • Edie School,
  • Small,
  • Howe,
  • Arco,
  • Mackay,
  • Chilly,
  • Borah Peak,
  • Challis,
  • Hailey,
  • Bellevue,
  • Picabo,
  • Shoshone,
  • Richfield,
  • Carey,
  • Mud Lake,
  • Idaho National Laboratory,
  • Craters of the Moon National Monument.

Trees and electricity lines will be blown down, according to NWS authorities. Power outages are predicted to be widespread.

It will be difficult to travel, particularly for high-profile cars. Blowing dust could impair visibility significantly, resulting in brief traffic closures, particularly on Interstate 15 north of Idaho Falls and perhaps on Interstate 84 at the Yale Interchange.

People should stay clear of wooded regions and away from trees and branches. During the windstorm, if at all possible, stay in the lower floors of your home and stay away from windows. If you must drive, exercise cautious.

Cedric Blackwater
Cedric Blackwater
Cedric is a journalist with over a decade of experience reporting on local US news, and touching on many global topics. He is currently the lead writer for Bulletin News.

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