Much Needed Rainfall in Utah Prompts Flash Flood Warnings & Advisories

Much Needed Rainfall in Utah Prompts Flash Flood Warnings & Advisories

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Much Needed Rainfall in Utah Prompts Flash Flood Warnings & Advisories

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After a low snow winter and a dry spring and summer, Utah is facing one of the direst drought conditions in its history. According to the Salt Lake Tribune, nearly 100% of the state is either under extreme or exceptional drought conditions. Good news came on Thursday night though, as an immense rain and lightning storm raced through the Salt Lake Valley. Unfortunately, this heavy rain brought flooding, which hurts water retention.

Utah Governor Spencer Cox, who previously asked residents to pray for rain, drove through a very much flooded downtown Salt Lake City.

In a wild meteorological development, a large portion of the rainstorm was created by the Great Salt Lake, which is a big reason why Utah snowstorms create some of the dryest powder on the planet.

Many portions of the state dealt with heavy rain and flooding on roads, making for perilous drives.

It’s back to warm and dry weather for the next week for Utah. On the bright side, storms like this help mitigate the pain caused by this historic drought.

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