More flooding concerns for southern Utah National Parks
SALT LAKE CITY — The National Weather Service sent out another advisory Sunday morning that southern Utah’s National Parks and other recreational areas could see some flooding Sunday.
Flooding in the narrow slot canyons popular for hikers and tourists is an especially dangerous situation.
Monsoons have been active over the area with the weather service sending out several flooding notices the last month.
The weather service said on its website “Organized areas of monsoonal showers and thunderstorms may result in flooding the Southwest and four corners.”
You can get a forecast for each specific park here.
There is an increased risk of flash flooding for southern Utah National Parks and recreation areas. Make sure to check in with local visitor centers or ranger stations before heading out and have a plan if threatening weather approaches. More at: https://t.co/7kgSJJ8aoF #utwx pic.twitter.com/8lpwAR8EbQ
— NWS Salt Lake City (@NWSSaltLakeCity) July 31, 2022
Rains will make it cooler over the southern part of the state but the heatwave will press on in northern Utah.
KSL meteorologist Kristen Van Dyke said, “We’ll see highs once again in the high 90s to over 100 for the Wasatch Front which means we could tie the all-time record for 100-degree days for Salt Lake City by Sunday afternoon.”
That would mark the continuation of a 20-day streak of 100 or more degrees.
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