Weather Warning Flags

Weather Warning Flags and Their Meanings

The Weather Warning Flags flown at the Great Salt Lake State Marina are similar to the system created by the National Weather Service and still used by many stations around the country.  There are some minor differences though to customize their use for the Great Salt Lake

Small Craft Advisory

Fairly strong winds up to 30 knots (35 mph) are possible and/or sea conditions dangerous to small craft operations are forecast for the Great Salt Lake Marina Area

 

Gale Force Warning

Gusts from 31 to 45 knots (36 to 52 mph) are possible.  Dangerous sea conditions are possible for the Great Salt Lake Marina area.

 

Storm Warning

Gusts of 46 to 65 knots (53 to 75 mph) are possible. Dangerous sea conditions are possible for the Great Salt Lake Marina area.  Lightning is possible for the Great Salt Lake Marina area.

 

Hurricane Force Warning

Gusts exceeding 65 knots (75mph) with dangerous seas and weather are forecasted for the Great Salt Lake Marina area. Damage to boats, properly tied and secured in their slips or in dry storage, is possible

NOTE:  Issued advisories, by the GSL Marina Harbor Master, does not preclude dangerous weather conditios outside the predicted time frame or area.  Please stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio and/or other weather forecast sources for the up-to-date weather information regarding the Great Salt Lake