Severe thunderstorms and “destructive winds” could hit northern Utah on Saturday night. (Shutterstock)
SALT LAKE CITY – Many areas of northern Utah experienced severe thunderstorms and strong wind gusts on Saturday night, and the National Weather Service warned flash floods could occur in the new burn scar in Parleys Canyon .
The flash flood warning for Parleys Canyon was issued at 10 p.m. and was scheduled to last until 11:30 p.m. Tweeter.
This flash flood warning is for the Parley’s Canyon burn scar. About half an inch of rain has already fallen and moderate rains continue. #utwxhttps://t.co/8cLtMbxBra
– NWS Salt Lake City (@NWSSaltLakeCity) August 22, 2021
The agency had previously issued a urban notice and small stream for much of northern Utah, including southeastern Davis County, southwestern Morgan County, central Salt Lake County, and western Summit County, after an evening filled with multiples severe thunderstorm warnings for zones.
Severe weather warnings have moved north to Wyoming, where the The agency warned that wind gusts could reach 80 mph.
Winds of up to 73 mph were posted on I-80 west of Salt Lake City.
âIf you hear thunder, you are close enough to be in danger of lightning,â the agency said. tweeted. âCome in now! “
Remember … If you hear thunder you’re close enough to be in danger of lightning, come home now!
If you are outdoors and cannot reach a safe building, avoid tall trees and metal objects such as fences or bleachers. Picnic shelters, canoes and
hangars are NOT secure. #UTwx
– NWS Salt Lake City (@NWSSaltLakeCity) August 21, 2021