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Cold front's wild wind brings dust, flips truck in Utah

Published October 16, 2012 7:28 pm

High wind warning • Northwest and east-central Utah expect gusts of 60 mph-plus.
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A cold front that blew into northern Utah on Tuesday afternoon filled skies with dust and toppled a semi-trailer on Interstate 15 near Brigham City.

The driver of the semi wasn't hurt, but traffic on northbound lanes was briefly snarled, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.

The National Weather Service reported gusts of up to 85 mph at the central Wasatch peaks, with winds over 60 mph at Promontory Point and on State Road 30 in Box Elder County and speeds in the upper 50s at several points in the west desert.

Highs Wednesday along the Wasatch Front should be in the upper-50s, down from Tuesday's low-70s. The predicted low is 42 degrees. Southern Utahns looked for somewhat less breezy weather with temperatures hovering in the upper-70s to mid-80s.

The Utah Division of Air Quality graded air statewide as "Green," or healthy.

Salt Lake City's high temperature Wednesday was pegged at 60 degrees, down 12 degrees from Tuesday's forecast; Ogden expected 58 and 68 degrees, respectively; Provo 60 and 72; Logan 56 and 64; Wendover 59 and 69; Duchesne 57 and 67; Cedar City 65 and 75; St. George 79 and 86; and Moab 79 and 65 degrees.

remims@sltrib.com