More flash flooding expected with threats covering majority of Utah

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KUTV 2News 01 August, 2021 - 11:43am 40 views

With more storms in the forecast for Sunday, another flash flood threat heads our way this afternoon and evening.

The National Weather Service Salt Lake City has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the majority of the state, encompassing the entire southwest corner and extending into portions of central and northern Utah.

Many popular destinations around the state fall under the "Expected" category for flash flooding today, including Arches, Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon.

Any storms that do develop will be capable of dropping heavy amounts of rain in a short time, leading to the potential of more flash flooding.

Once again, burn scars, slot canyons, normally dry washes and urban areas will face the biggest threats of flooding.

When it comes to the severity of the incoming storms, portions of western Utah are facing a marginal risk for severe development.

A marginal risk of severe weather translates to a one in five chance of storms if they develop, to become severe.

Severe storms carry many of their own threats including destructive winds, frequent lightning, hail and a flash flooding potential depending on how heavy the rain is and where it falls.

The majority of the state falls into the "general thunderstorms" category, which means severe weather could happen but is unlikely.

Coming into Tuesday, drier air will begin to filter back into the region and flash flooding threats will begin to dwindle.

As we dry out, warmer temperatures will return. The 7-Day Forecast shows St. George rising back into the 100s for the remainder of the workweek and Salt Lake City popping back into the mid-to-upper 90s.

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Residents advised to take caution as Downtown Salt Lake City sees flooding

ABC 4 01 August, 2021 - 09:22pm

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Residents and those looking to explore the city on Sunday night are advised to use caution on the roads.

The Salt Lake City Police Department tweeted out a warning to those caught in the heavy rain to be careful and avoid flooded roads due to flooding in parts of the city. Officials are recommending that those who encounter a flooded road in the capital city turn around and find an alternate route.

Sunday | 8:00 PM – Please use caution if traveling outside. There is localized street flooding in parts of downtown #SLC. If you come upon a flooded road, turn around. Check the local news or @NWSSaltLakeCity for the latest information on storm watches & warnings. #utwx #utah

Heavy rainfall throughout the Wasatch Front has caused mudslides and road closures in multiple locations, including Davis County, Iron County, and Tooele County.

Big Cottonwood Canyon is closed to drivers in the area at the moment. ABC4 is working to provide additional updates at the scene.

ABC4 is tracking the current weather situation and will post updates as they come in.

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ENOCH, Utah (ABC4) - The citizens of a southern Utah town banded together to respond to severe weather in the area by filling and distributing sandbags at a breakneck pace.

The city-run Facebook page for Enoch boasted of the town's unity as the residents were pummeled with over two inches of rain in an incredibly short time span on Saturday. With many drainage facilities in the area overwhelmed with the impact, Enoch residents came together to help mitigate any flooding issues.

According to Brophy, between 1-2 inches of rain slammed Bountiful, which was joined with 60 mile-per-hour wind, and plenty of lightning.

The entire Wasatch Front was pummeled by heavy and sudden rainfall that caused road closures and floods in Davis County, Iron County, and Tooele County.

Rain, floods impact Utahns across the state

ABC 4 01 August, 2021 - 12:00am

Multiple areas throughout the state measured over an inch of rain as of Sunday night:

The National Weather Service issued multiple flash flooding warnings throughout the day for areas including Davis, Emery, Garfield and Wayne counties.

Earlier in the day, Enoch in southern Utah experienced a flash flood emergency, causing the city to issue a state of emergency. The mayor said 2.5 to 4 inches of rain fell in the space of two hours and more than 200 families were affected by the weather.

"This looked like the Mississippi River had come into our community," said Rob Dotson, the city manager of Enoch in Iron County.

The American Red Cross set up an evacuation center at a church at 61 N. 900 West in Cedar City for residents impacted by floods in both cities.

The county also closed Settlement and Middle canyons for the night.

Bountiful police warned of potential flooding on Facebook and directed residents to call 801-298-6299 for info about flooding and sandbags.

Stockton police in Tooele County told people to stay away from Soldier Canyon because of "major" flooding.

The agency said flooded streets were spotted in Salt Lake City and Orem, while severe thunderstorm warnings were issued throughout northern Utah.

"We are seeing way too many videos of cars driving through flood waters. We don't say this for kicks ... TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN!" the agency tweeted.

8:10 pm - Heavy rain is just about everywhere in the Salt Lake Valley! You don't see this everyday. Heavy rain, flash flood and reduced visibility are threats in the near term! #UTwxpic.twitter.com/txRmg3ri6r

The Utah Department of Transportation reported road weather or flooding across northern Utah and said both Little Cottonwood Canyon and Big Cottonwood Canyon were closed because of the weather.

Contributing: Tania Dean

Rain, floods impact Utahns across the state

Salt Lake Tribune 01 August, 2021 - 12:00am

Multiple areas throughout the state measured over an inch of rain as of Sunday night:

The National Weather Service issued multiple flash flooding warnings throughout the day for areas including Davis, Emery, Garfield and Wayne counties.

Earlier in the day, Enoch in southern Utah experienced a flash flood emergency, causing the city to issue a state of emergency. The mayor said 2.5 to 4 inches of rain fell in the space of two hours and more than 200 families were affected by the weather.

"This looked like the Mississippi River had come into our community," said Rob Dotson, the city manager of Enoch in Iron County.

The American Red Cross set up an evacuation center at a church at 61 N. 900 West in Cedar City for residents impacted by floods in both cities.

The county also closed Settlement and Middle canyons for the night.

Bountiful police warned of potential flooding on Facebook and directed residents to call 801-298-6299 for info about flooding and sandbags.

Stockton police in Tooele County told people to stay away from Soldier Canyon because of "major" flooding.

The agency said flooded streets were spotted in Salt Lake City and Orem, while severe thunderstorm warnings were issued throughout northern Utah.

"We are seeing way too many videos of cars driving through flood waters. We don't say this for kicks ... TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN!" the agency tweeted.

8:10 pm - Heavy rain is just about everywhere in the Salt Lake Valley! You don't see this everyday. Heavy rain, flash flood and reduced visibility are threats in the near term! #UTwxpic.twitter.com/txRmg3ri6r

The Utah Department of Transportation reported road weather or flooding across northern Utah and said both Little Cottonwood Canyon and Big Cottonwood Canyon were closed because of the weather.

Contributing: Tania Dean

Rain, floods impact Utahns across the state

fox13now.com 01 August, 2021 - 12:00am

Multiple areas throughout the state measured over an inch of rain as of Sunday night:

The National Weather Service issued multiple flash flooding warnings throughout the day for areas including Davis, Emery, Garfield and Wayne counties.

Earlier in the day, Enoch in southern Utah experienced a flash flood emergency, causing the city to issue a state of emergency. The mayor said 2.5 to 4 inches of rain fell in the space of two hours and more than 200 families were affected by the weather.

"This looked like the Mississippi River had come into our community," said Rob Dotson, the city manager of Enoch in Iron County.

The American Red Cross set up an evacuation center at a church at 61 N. 900 West in Cedar City for residents impacted by floods in both cities.

The county also closed Settlement and Middle canyons for the night.

Bountiful police warned of potential flooding on Facebook and directed residents to call 801-298-6299 for info about flooding and sandbags.

Stockton police in Tooele County told people to stay away from Soldier Canyon because of "major" flooding.

The agency said flooded streets were spotted in Salt Lake City and Orem, while severe thunderstorm warnings were issued throughout northern Utah.

"We are seeing way too many videos of cars driving through flood waters. We don't say this for kicks ... TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN!" the agency tweeted.

8:10 pm - Heavy rain is just about everywhere in the Salt Lake Valley! You don't see this everyday. Heavy rain, flash flood and reduced visibility are threats in the near term! #UTwxpic.twitter.com/txRmg3ri6r

The Utah Department of Transportation reported road weather or flooding across northern Utah and said both Little Cottonwood Canyon and Big Cottonwood Canyon were closed because of the weather.

Contributing: Tania Dean

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