Weather officials warn of hazardous storm with hail, lighting, and 60mph winds in southern and eastern Utah
GRAND COUNTY, Utah — Utah weather officials are warning southern and eastern Utah residents of half-dollar size hail and gusty winds Sunday afternoon.
The National Weather Service of Salt Lake City initially issued the warning to last until approximately 5:30 p.m. but has extended it.
“We have extended the Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the storm currently over Enoch,” reads the NWS tweet. “This storm is also producing gusty winds and very heavy rain that will cause areas of standing water. Do not drive into flooded roads!”
We have extended the Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the storm currently over Enoch. The public reports hail in excess of half dollar size. This storm is also producing gusty winds and very heavy rain that will cause areas of standing water. Do not drive into flooded roads! #utwx https://t.co/AnICpE6QpI
— NWS Salt Lake City (@NWSSaltLakeCity) October 2, 2022
The Grand County Sheriff’s office also warns residents to immediately move into an interior room on the lowest floor of their building.
“Lightning is one of nature’s leading killers. Remember, if you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning,” reads the sheriff’s office Facebook post.
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