Extreme Weather 

Utah Floods: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatball-Size Hail

Utah was pelted by a barrage of large hail on Wednesday. Severe thunderstorm and flash flood warnings were issued in many areas, lasting through Thursday afternoon.

In Salt Lake City, the National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning in the area north of the state Capitol where the Columbus Fire burn scar is located.

“Homes just below the burned area are expected to receive muddy flows into the neighbourhood,” according to a tweet from the National Weather Service.

Flash flooding swept a car off the road in Chalk Creek in Summit County.

The people in the car were OK, according to a tweet from North Summit Fire District officials.

After the storm started Tuesday night, southern Utah was the first to see severe thunderstorms, with Kanab and Springdale receiving between 1 and 2 inches of rain.

At least three lightning-caused wildfires also ignited during storms Wednesday, which firefighters expected to quickly contain with the aid of heavy rains, said fire information officer Jason Curry.

Sever storm warnings are to last through Thursday afternoon.

Get the complete forecast at the KSL weather page.


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