Utah finally gets rain and storms make muddy mess of creeks
SALT LAKE CITY– Wednesday’s overnight rain helped Utah snap a nearly 30-day dry spell, according to KSL Meteorologist Kevin Eubank. And the storms Thursday afternoon brought even more rain, which caused some flooding issues for some dry creeks.
“These types of storms, awesome. It’s probably psychologically helping.” Eubank said. “But in the big scheme of things, it would take a lot of these storms over many, many, many months to actually get any kind of dent into the drought.”
“But,” he added, “Every drop counts.”
Meanwhile, Riverton Police say a couch was carried away when the Midas creek flooded Thursday afternoon.
We are currently under an Urban & Small Stream Flood Advisory due to flooding just like this taking place along Midas Creek. pic.twitter.com/ByTZA7I5Ur
— Herriman City (@HerrimanCity) June 24, 2021
The thunderstorms that rolled through brought hail, wind, and a lot of rain in a short amount of time.
Just got a call from our co-op observer in Grantsville. He has received 0.6″ of rain in the past 30 minutes! #utwx
— NWS Salt Lake City (@NWSSaltLakeCity) June 24, 2021
The National Weather Service said Grantsville was up to 1.1 inches of rain by Thursday evening.
The area that saw the most rain from Wednesday’s overnight storm, was the western Salt Lake County town of Copperton.
“They picked up .93 inches of rain today (as of Thursday early afternoon) which is the Salt Lake monthly average for the whole month of June,” Eubank said.
At the Salt Lake International Airport Eubank said we finally got a measurable amount of rain.
Around 3:30 Thursday, The National Weather Service warned that Salt Lake County, northern Utah County, and the eastern part of Tooele County could see 1 to 2 inches of rain.
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