Utah experiences another interesting day of weather
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah experienced another interesting day of weather on Wednesday.
According to the National Weather Service out of Salt Lake City (NWS), Utah’s capital set a record for the second-straight day. On Wednesday, Salt Lake City reached the 100-degree mark for the 23rd time this summer.
Salt Lake City also reached triple-digits on Tuesday for the 22nd time this summer, which broke the previous record of 21 times. The old record of 21 times had been set during three previous summers, including last year.
We have officially hit triple digits for the 23rd time this year, extending our record breaking streak for most triple digit days in a given year for KSLC (previous record: 21 days). #utwx
— NWS Salt Lake City (@NWSSaltLakeCity) August 17, 2022
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While the northern end of the state was dealing with the warm temperatures, various parts of southern Utah were dealing with another day of flash flooding.
According to the NWS, the areas in and around Hilldale and Colorado City experienced flash flooding from the Short Creek. The flash flood warning in the area was in effect until 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Flash flooding is ongoing in Hildale and Colorado City at this time. Water from Short Creek is spilling onto some area roadways at this time. Find higher ground immediately! #utwx https://t.co/3SK7ZJXPP2
— NWS Salt Lake City (@NWSSaltLakeCity) August 18, 2022
The NWS also issued a flash flood warning for the town of Veyo and the surrounding area. It was reported to the NWS that water was on the roads in poor drainage areas.
Earlier Wednesday, the NWS issued a special weather statement for La Verkin, Toquerville and Virgin due to the likelihood of wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour.
Another flash flood warning was issued for the eastern portion of Zion National Park, including the Narrows. However, that warning expired at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday.
- National Weather Service issues flash flood warning in Capitol Reef National Park
- National Weather Service warns of flash flood risk for southern Utah
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