JEFF CAPLAN'S AFTERNOON NEWS

From heat to thunderstorms, Monday was active for Utah weather

Jul 3, 2023, 8:30 PM

Monday evening's severe thunderstorm did damage to this home in Riverdale. Photo credit: Alan Murph...

Monday evening's severe thunderstorm did damage to this home in Riverdale. Photo credit: Alan Murphy.

SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City hit triple digits for the first time this year on Monday afternoon. But the weather in Utah wasn’t just about the heat.

By late Monday afternoon, several severe thunderstorm warnings had been issued for portions of northern Utah.

 KSL-TV meteorologist Kristen Van Dyke tells KSL NewsRadio, these storms were producing wind speeds of up to 70 miles per hour. The Salt Lake City International Airport reported a wind gust of 67 miles per hour.

 

As such, the winds forced a delay in all departing flights from the airport for roughly a half hour.

 

The severe thunderstorms stretched all the way into southeastern Wyoming, where the National Weather Service said half dollar size hail was possible in addition to the high winds. 

Van Dyke says these storms should die down by later Monday evening in time for fireworks. 

Damage and power outages from Utah weather

Additionally, winds in Spanish Fork caused this tree to be uprooted on Monday.

Photo credit: Georgina Crotts.

As of 6:40 p.m. Monday evening, Rocky Mountain Power says 15,902 customers in Salt Lake and Utah counties along with the Ogden area were without power because of the severe storms. 

RMP says customers without power should plan for repairs to take some time. Additionally, RMP says crews will restore power as quickly and safely as possible.

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From heat to thunderstorms, Monday was active for Utah weather