Powerful thunderstorms hit northern Utah
Aug 2, 2023, 2:36 PM | Updated: 4:53 pm
UTAH COUNTY, Utah — Thunderstorms, sometimes severe, washed across Utah Wednesday with rain, thunder and lightning and dangerous conditions in some places.
“Remember, lightning can strike out to 15 miles from the parent thunderstorm. If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning,” National Weather Services Salt Lake City office said.
As with any flash flood or heavy rain, drivers were warned to not drive through flood roadways.
Meteorologist Brent Schumacher shot this video of the storm rolling into Salt Lake City. The dark clouds enveloped the city before releasing a downpour of rain! 🌧 pic.twitter.com/aagqKXfYhz
— KSL 5 TV (@KSL5TV) August 2, 2023
A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for heavily populated portions of Utah County.
The National Weather Service’s Salt Lake City office issued the warning that is in effect until 3 p.m. It warns of possible quarter-sized hail and wind gusts up to 70 miles per hour.
The warning includes Eagle Mountain, Lehi, Provo, Wallsburg and Heber City. The area impacted has more than 500,000 residents.
People are warned to seek shelter and drivers are warned to drive carefully and not through water.
⚠️2:35PM Radar Update: A line of strong storms is currently moving northward into Utah Valley. These storms will be capable of producing strong winds, hail, frequent lightning, and torrential rainfall. #utwx pic.twitter.com/joh30RPJFZ
— NWS Salt Lake City (@NWSSaltLakeCity) August 2, 2023