Multiple counties across Utah reported significant flooding as the weather service issued several weather advisories on Thursday, July 22, 2021. (Ruby’s Inn)
SALT LAKE CITY — The National Weather Service issued multiple flood and thunderstorm warnings for areas across Utah as storms progressed throughout the state on Thursday.
Warnings have been issued for the following areas:
- A flash flood warning for portions of Garfield and Kane counties until 8:15 p.m. It says residents in the are should expect flooding along the Escalante River.
- A flash flood warning for Thistle, in Utah County, until 9 p.m., with an advisory to drivers traveling along U.S. Highway 6 not to drive through floodwaters and to seek an alternate route
- A flash flood warning for Utah County until 8:45 p.m.
An urban and small stream flood advisory has been issued for Milford County, which experienced “significant flooding downtown and along state Route 21.”
— NWS Salt Lake City (@NWSSaltLakeCity) July 22, 2021
Just after 6:30 p.m., the weather service tweeted that a thunderstorm “bringing rainfall and ample lightning” would be moving through the Salt Lake Valley from west to east. Additionally, an urban and small stream flood advisory was issued for west-central Salt Lake County.
A severe thunderstorm warning for Salt Lake City, northern Salt Lake and Woods Cross was issued until 7:45 p.m. by the weather service at 7:22 p.m.
The weather service added that gusts to 50 mph and up to half-inch hail were possible as storms across Utah Lake moved into northern Utah County through 7:30 p.m. Strong wind gusts and dust would also affect north-central Salt Lake and central Davis Counties until 7:45 p.m., the weather service said
Finally some action for those of us in the Salt Lake Valley! A thunderstorm bringing rainfall and ample lightning is moving through the western end of the valley tracking towards downtown. More activity is possible in the next few hours. #utwxpic.twitter.com/0iLoS46LMT
— NWS Salt Lake City (@NWSSaltLakeCity) July 23, 2021