Sunday, February 1, 2015

Daily Weather Almanac, 1847-2006

by David R. James, UCCW Climatologist
Updated on September 23, 2006

The information for this almanac comes from many different weather sources, including a number of weather publications I have worked on with Clayton Brough, UCCW Climatologist. Also, I wish to express sincere thanks to past and present officials at the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Salt Lake City, Utah, for their monthly state weather summaries, and all of the numerous weather observers and spotters in Utah for their constant dedication and detailed weather reports.
Jan. 1: In 1910, heavy rainfall, warm temperatures, winds and
snow cover triggered serious flooding in southern Utah. Every stream and
drainage course was filled to capacity near Milford. In 1979, Salt Lake
City recorded an all-time record high January barometric pressure of
31.01 inches. In 2004, winds of 80 mph blew a storm into Utah! In 2005, an
avalanche near Ogden partially buried 3 back country skiers. 
Jan. 2: In 1972, winds in excess of 60 mph snapped phone and power
lines in Box Elder County; nearly 100 travelers were stranded near Park
Valley by 10-foot snow drifts. In 1991, heavy fog triggered a 52-vehicle
pileup on I-215 and Beck Street, killing 4 people. In 1999, two
teenagers from Mapleton died in an avalanche in Fairview Canyon. In 2006,
two-day snowfall totals included 32 inches on Ben Lomond Peak and 27
inches at Snowbird. Mountain winds were 70 to 90 mph. 
Jan. 3: In 1991, Moab received 8 inches of snow - the most in a 24-hour
period since 1949. In 1992, up to 5 inches of snowfall occurred in St.
George. In 1993, a 2-day dump of snow buried parts of Spanish Fork with
21 inches of snow, Holladay with 17 inches and Solitude with 35 inches. In
1997, more than 2 inches of rain flooded St. George. 
Jan. 4: In 1944, Provo received 11.4 inches of snow. In 1981, several
days of subzero temperatures froze overhead sprinkler pipes as well as
water mains in Salt Lake City, Ogden and Logan. In Kingston (Piute
County), frigid temperatures froze and broke 1.5 miles of the city's
main water line. In 2005, canyon winds gusted to 56 mph in Bountiful and
53 mph in Farmington. 
Jan. 5: In 1974, a major winter storm dropped a foot of snow on Kanab
and St. George, causing numerous traffic accidents. In 1986, freezing
rain, ice pellets and lightning accompanied a squall line across
northern and central Utah. In 1994, Alta set a new 24-hour snowfall
record with 55.5 inches. In 2003, damaging winds hit Washington Co. 
Jan. 6: In 1909, Morgan and Scofield received nearly 3 inches of
precipitation in 3-days while Meadowville had nearly 4 inches. In 1984,
black ice created by freezing drizzle resulted in a massive traffic
accident on I-15 just north of Salt Lake City. In 1986, a skier was killed
by an avalanche in Provo Canyon. 
Jan. 7: In 1952, Eureka was isolated for several days by a heavy
snowstorm. In 1987, a 4-day storm ended with 43 inches of snow at Alta,
40 inches at Park City and 13 inches at Tooele. In 1988, freezing
rain coated everything in northern Utah, causing many traffic accidents.
Snow quickly followed and accumulated to 18 inches in Huntington
Canyon, 14 inches in Ibapah, 9 inches in Nephi and 5 inches in Delta. 
Jan. 8: In 1957, a lightning bolt struck the dome of the Utah Capitol
Building. Provo also had a hailstorm which was followed by 3 inches of
snow. In 1983, a wind gust to 120-mph occurred at Hidden Peak at
Snowbird. In 2003, dense fog caused a 59-car pileup on I-80 near
Saltair, injuring 14 people. In 2005, a snowmobiler and snowboarder
were killed by avalanches in Utah. In 2006, dozens of slide-off accidents
occurred in northern Utah because of icy roads. 
Jan. 9: In 1952, heavy snow drove a herd of deer into Provo's Memorial Park.
In 1984, a combination of freezing drizzle and snow grains caused a 40-car
pile-up on I-15 near American Fork. In 1990, a heat wave occurred in Utah.
Cedar City hit 70 degrees while the University of Utah hit 65 degrees. 
Jan. 10: In 1964, winds of 40 to 60 mph picked up sheets of crusted
snow at Sugarhouse Park in Salt Lake City, creating snowrollers that
looked like doughnut-shaped snowballs. In 1989, a tornado caused damage
in Sandy. In 2003, a life flight helicopter crashed in thick fog near
the Salt Lake Airport, killing 2 and injuring one. In 2005, a man and his wife in
their vehicle got caught in flood waters near Quail Creek Reservoir during a
major flood. The man was swept away and was killed while the wife was
Jan. 11: In 1988, hurricane-force winds accompanied a cold front into
Utah. Park City had a gust to 100 mph while Springville had a gust to
63 mph. In 1993, a record snow depth of 26 inches was measured at the
Salt Lake Airport. In 1998, Mt. Ogden had a wind gust to 107 mph.
In 2000, two skiers were killed by an avalanche near The Canyons ski resort. 
Jan. 12: In 1963, the high temperature of 4 degrees at Salt Lake City
was the coldest high temperature ever recorded until Dec. 22, 1990 when
the mercury only climbed to 2 degrees. In 1997, Springville had 10
inches of snow. In 1998, several people in the northern mountains were
buried by avalanches. 
Jan. 13: In 1957, a whopping 1.63 inches of rainfall were measured in
Provo. In 1971, Logan Canyon was the target of 22 mudslides, caused by
a deep snowpack and warm temperatures. Several summer homes were
demolished. In 1998, at least 100 avalanches occurred in the northern
Utah mountains. 
Jan. 14: In 1909, Morgan was in the midst of a 3-day deluge of
precipitation as 3.40 inches were measured. In 1953, a major storm hit
northern Utah. East Salt Lake City noted 2.4 inches of precipitation
while Cottonwood Weir had 3.95 inches of water in the 27.5 inches of
snow. In 1997, a 3-day storm dropped 5 feet of snow at Skyline Mine.
In 2005, a snowboarder was killed by an avalanche in the mountains
near Park City. 
Jan. 15: In 1960, heavy snows caused 118 accidents in Utah. In 1975,
a snowstorm hit the Heber Valley, dropping 24 inches of sow, with 6
inches reported in a 2-hour period. In 1987, strong easterly winds blew
into northern Utah. Some of the wind gusts were 98 mph in Centerville,
89 mph in Bountiful and 80 mph in Ogden. The same storm system
dumped 14 inches of snow at Kanosh, 11 inches in Hanksville, and 5
inches at Lake Powell. 
Jan. 16: In 1984, many weather stations in Utah had record low
temperatures, including Woodruff at minus 27 degrees. In 1995, a 3-day
storm dumped 99.7 inches of snow (melted down to 6.64 inches of water)
at Alta in 68 hours. The same storm dropped 17 inches of snow in Provo
and 21 inches in Springville. 
Jan. 17: In 1983, a snowstorm in Mt. Pleasant dropped 8 inches of snow
while Spring City had 15 inches. In 1988, southern Utah had heavy
snowfall. Duck Creek received 26 inches, Monticello 24 inches, Milford
13 inches and Blanding 12 inches. In 1998, two people were killed and 18
were injured by snowslides. 
Jan. 18: In 1983, Spring City had 15 inches of snow. 1984, bitter cold
weather enveloped Utah. It reached minus 64 degrees in Logan Canyon,
minus 40 in Randolph, -39 in Wellsville, -29 in Heber and -28 in Fairfield.
In 1990, a 2-day storm dropped 14 inches of snow in Monticello and
10 inches in Blanding. 
Jan. 19: In 1973, Lehi had 10 inches of snowfall. In 1984,
Springville's low temperature hit minus 19 degrees. In 1986,
inversion-triggered dense fog contributed to two fatal accidents near
the Great Salt Lake Beach. Meanwhile, Provo was out of the inversion
and reached 57 degrees. 
Jan. 20: In 1909, Scofield was in the midst of a 3-day deluge of
precipitation with 5.75 inches being measured. In 1937, Salt Lake City
received 9.8 inches of snow in 24 hours. In 1962, Heber city was
plastered with 16 inches of snowfall which contained 1.36 inches of
Jan. 21: In 1909, Provo had a 2-day storm total of 2.65 inches of
rainfall. During the cold winter of 1937, Lewiston dropped to minus 44
degrees. In 1985, Payson received 18 inches of snow while much of the
rest of Utah Valley had 12 to 15 inches. In 1999, heavy snow in Park City
closed the schools. 
Jan. 22: In 1937, the temperature plummeted to minus 25 degrees in
Provo. In 1943, a tornado hit Young Ward, Cache County. One girl was
injured and many chickens were lost. In 1964, Brighton Ski Resort had
35 inches of snow, which was the greatest 24-hour snowfall recorded in
Utah up to that time. In 1985, Santaquin had 16 inches of snowfall. 
Jan. 23: In 1949, the Salt Lake Airport had a record 23 inches of snow
on the ground. In 1990, a fast-moving cold front blasted through Utah
with a gust to 117 mph at Hidden Peak at Snowbird. In 1999, Snowbird
had a wind gust to 91 mph. In 2003, record highs in the 60s were set in
Provo and Springville. 
Jan. 24: In 1950, Spanish Fork had a 13-inch snowfall while Santaquin
picked up 14 inches. In 1999, a decent snowstorm moved into northern
Utah from Idaho. Nordic Valley received 18 inches of snow while Park
City had 17 inches. 
Jan. 25: In 1952, a snowslide roared down Snowslide Canyon in Provo
Canyon and covered the road, river and railroad tracks for nearly
one-half mile. Snow depths ranged from 35 to 70 feet. In 1984, freezing
rain fell in Ogden and Tooele while numerous avalanches occurred in the
Wasatch Mountains. In 1989, it reached minus 46 degrees in Logan
Canyon and minus 30 in Logan. In 2004, a windy snowstorm caused
60 traffic accidents in northern Utah. 
Jan. 26: In 1850, Parley P. Pratt recorded that while traveling through south
central Utah: "in the morning we found ourselves so completely buried in
snow that no come could distinguish the place where we lay." It was known
as the Resurrection Camp because everyone was buried in snowpiles while
they slept and had to rise out of the piles. In 1982, winds gusted to 120 mph
at Park City. Meanwhile, Salt Lake City hit a record-breaking 62 degrees.
In 1996, a catastrophic avalanche occurred in Big Cottonwood Canyon. It was
2 miles long, 20 feet deep and covered 800 feet of the highway. 
Jan. 27: In 1956, a Tooele couple missed death by minutes when a tree
was blown onto their trailer, crushing the living room which they had
just vacated. Thousands of dollars in damage were also caused by the
winds in Heber. In 1987, Springville had a record high of 60 degrees. In 1999,
up to 50 cars slid off icy roads in Pleasant Grove. In 2004, the temperature
rose above freezing in Salt Lake City for first time in 25 days. 
Jan. 28: In 1916, a record low barometric pressure of 28.96 inches was
observed at Salt Lake City while the pressure at Modena dropped to
28.91 inches. In 1956, gale-force winds hit Heber City, destroying 2
warehouses valued at $9,000. In 1980, a 2-day snowstorm began across
the southern Wasatch Front. Many places had 1 to 2 feet. In 2002, a
storm soaked much of Utah as Snowbasin received 1.5 inches of
precipitation and Solitude a foot of snow. 
Jan. 29: In 1911, a landslide in Provo Canyon covered about 500 feet of
railroad tracks to a depth of nearly 50 feet in places. In 1969,
extreme blizzard conditions at the Point of the Mountain dropped the
visibility to zero and stranded over 150 vehicles. In 1986, a wind gust
to 94 mph hit Hidden Peak at Snowbird. In 1999, a Provo man was killed
by an avalanche in Santaquin Canyon. 
Jan. 30: In 1915, a two-day storm finished with have rain amounts in
southern Utah: 3.55 inches at Leeds, 3.26 inches at New Harmony and
2.52 inches at Tropic. In 1980, a snowstorm dropped up to a foot of
snow in northern Utah's valleys and from 2 to 3 feet in the mountains. 
Jan. 31: In 1911, a disastrous slide near Alta demolished a bunkhouse,
killing 4 miners. In 1985, bitter cold arctic air settled over Utah. Peter
Sinks, in Logan Canyon dropped to -65 degrees and Sage Creek Junction
dropped to -51 degrees. In 1996, a huge avalanche closed Provo Canyon.
The slide formed a dam on the Provo River that was 40 feet high and 150
yards across. The Bridal Veil tram system and gift shop were destroyed. 
Feb. 1: In 1963, thunderstorms flooded the Provo City water line,
destroyed over 500,000 fish at the Midway Fish Hatchery and damaged
property in Heber. In 1985, the temperature dropped to minus 69 degrees
in Logan Canyon. In 1989, a cold front produced winds of 61 mph at
Milford. In 2003, record warmth hit Provo with at 64 degrees. 
Feb. 2: In 1910, severe winds ripped down phone wires from Salt Lake
City northward. Parts of an embankment and railings along the Great
Salt Lake were washed away by wind-whipped waves. In 1985, St. George
received nearly one-fourth of their annual snowfall with one inch. In 1989,
Magna received 20 inches of snow in 2 days while the Salt Lake Airport
had a record 11.9 inches. In 2003, Alpine had 10 inches of snowfall. 
Feb. 3: In 1978, heavy snow in Helper caused a flat-roofed building to
collapse. Also, one man in the area escaped injury when his aluminum
carport awning crashed to the ground under the weight of heavy snow. In
2002, dense fog caused an 11-car pile-up on Interstate 80 near Tooele,
killing 3 people and injuring several others. 
Feb. 4: In 1982, wind chill readings of 80 degrees below zero hit the
Salt Lake Valley as 80 mph easterly canyon winds hit the area. In 1989,
Santaquin was socked with 20 inches of snowfall. In 1998, a back
country skier was injured by an avalanche in Big Cottonwood Canyon.
In 2006, a strong cold front brought 73 mph winds to Simpson Springs
and 66 mph in Provo. 
Feb. 5: In 1906, heavy fog continued its grip on the Salt Lake Valley
after being around for 2 weeks. In 1953, Utah's greatest 24-hour valley
snowfall occurred at Kanosh with 35 inches. In 1982, Rich County
experienced very cold weather as Randolph hit minus 44 degrees while
Woodruff had minus 42 degrees. In 2004, a 3-day storm produced more
than 3 feet of snow in the Oquirrhs. 
Feb. 6: In 1986, strong easterly canyon winds along the Wasatch Front
toppled 2 semi-trucks, blew a small jet off the runway at Brigham City,
and downed power lines in Kaysville. Farmington had a gust to 87 mph.
In 1989, it was minus 54 degrees in Logan Canyon. In 1999, a snowshoer
was killed by an avalanche below Lone Peak. 
Feb. 7: In 1929, St. George received 5 inches of snowfall. In 1949,
hurricane-force winds combined with heavy snow to close roads throughout
southern Utah. At least 2 men froze to death and schools were closed
throughout the state. In 2000, Heber City set a record high temperature
for the date at 58 degrees. 
Feb. 8: In 1953, Kanosh received 42 inches of snow with 4.43 inches of
water in 2 days. In 1985, winds topped 105 mph atop Angle Station at
Park City. The west side of the Salt Lake Valley became a parking lot
as cars became stranded in wind-blown snowdrifts. In 2002, a cold front
literally blew the Winter Olympics into Utah. In 2004, heavy snow caused
more than 500 accidents in Utah, one of which killed a person in Provo
Feb. 9: In 1933, Salt Lake City plummeted to minus 30 degrees. In
1965, a tornado in Magna destroyed a three-car garage and 30 feet
of a six-foot high steel reinforced cement block fence. In 1986, a
50-car pileup occurred on Interstate 15 in Salt Lake City as a result
of glaze-covered roads. 
Feb. 10: In 1915, a 3-day storm began, producing 3.65 inches of rain in
Elberta and 2.54 inches in Provo. Other totals included 3.13 inches in New
Harmony, and 2.8 in Heber. In 1933, the lowest February temperature
ever known in Provo occurred at minus 32 degrees. In 1975, strong
winds of 65 mph caused the derailment of a chair lift and shut down the
gondola at Park City Ski Resort. 
Feb. 11: In 1915, a total of 1.7 inches of rainfall flooded the streets
in Provo. In 1982, Kanab received 6 inches of snow. In 1976, all Utah
State Prison inmates were locked in their cells to prevent any escapes
during a thick fog. In 1984, a foot of new snow was measured in
Feb. 12: In 1986, nearly 3 feet of snow fell at Sundance's ski resort,
resulting in an avalanche which destroyed a home, leaving only the
pillars standing. In 1992, a huge storm produced 4 to 5 inches of rain
in the mountains around St. George. Also, an avalanche in the La Sal
Mountains killed 4 people. In 2000, an avalanche near Bridal Veil Falls
briefly dammed the Provo River. 
Feb. 13: In 1885, a massive avalanche at Alta's Emma Mine covered
three-fourths of the town and killed 16 people. In 1987, thunderstorms
produced a wind gust of 70 mph in Logan. In 1989, thirteen inches of
snow descended on Provo. In 1995, a major winter storm produced a wind
gust to 120 mph at Sundance. 
Feb. 14: In 1910, strong winds destroyed 200 bathhouses at Saltair and
waves on the Great Salt Lake washed out 4 miles of track belonging to
the Western Pacific Railroad. In 2000, a 38-year old woman was killed
by a falling tree in Brigham City as strong winds blew through the area. 
Feb. 15: In 1982, twenty-eight avalanches occurred in American Fork
Canyon. In 1986, the mountains above Park City were lashed with 120 mph
winds. In 1987, one man was killed by an avalanche near Twin Lakes
Reservoir. In 2003, a back country skier died in an avalanche between
Millcreek and Big Cottonwood Canyon. 
Feb. 16: In 1984, lake-effect snows off the Great Salt Lake dumped 2
feet of snow in Tooele. In 1986, a 4-day storm finally ended across
Utah after dropping 3 to 5 inches of precipitation. In 2003, a roof on
a restaurant in Kaysville was blown off by strong winds while 3 jet
bridges were damaged at the Salt Lake Airport. In 2006, record snowfall
hit northern Utah, causing hundreds of traffic accidents. Liberty had a
two-day total of 21 inches while the Ogden Bench had 14 inches. 
Feb. 17: In 1926, a deadly snowslide in Bingham Canyon demolished 14
miners' cottages, a 3-story boarding house, and killed 36 people. In
1986, an avalanche in Provo Canyon destroyed a tourist shop and ripped
up the road at Bridal Veil Falls. In 1993, strong south winds gusted to
68 mph in Kearns and 57 mph in Tooele. 
Feb. 18: In 1980, a flash flood along Kolob Creek drowned one woman.
In 1983, strong winds in southern Utah knocked out power and phone
lines, smashed windows, downed trees and toppled a 300-foot radio tower
in Cedar City. In 1986, an 8-day rainstorm ended with nearly 10 inches
of water falling at Deer Creek Dam, 11 inches in Wellsville, 5.3 inches at
Midway, and 4.5 inches at Morgan. 
Feb. 19: In 1968, one man was killed by an avalanche in Rock Canyon.
In 1986, winds to 119 mph were clocked atop Park City and 52 mph at
Provo-BYU. Also, in 1986, a man was killed by an avalanche at Alta. In
2001, Powder Mountain received 12 inches of snow from a quick-hitting
storm. In 2004, several roofs in Utah collapsed due to the weight of the ice
and snow. 
Feb. 20: In 1971, easterly canyon winds gusted to 88 mph in northern
Utah, destroying 12 mobile homes in Kaysville and toppling 8 moving
railroad cars in Farmington. In 1996, a storm soaked Heber with 1.32
inches of rain. Nephi had 1.06 inches and Deer Creek Dam received 1.71
Feb. 21: In 1897, St. George received its heaviest snowfall for so late
in the season with 4 inches. With the fresh snow cover, the city
dropped to 10 degrees the next morning. In 2003, a storm packing 75 mph
winds and 1 to 2 feet of snow hit the Wasatch and Uinta mountains while
the valleys remained relatively dry. 
Feb. 22: In 1922, ten inches of snow fell on Provo. In 1985, one man
was killed by an avalanche at Powder Mountain. In 1993, blizzard
conditions closed Interstate 80 for 7 hours between Echo Junction and
the Wyoming border. In 2002, record warmth for the day excited Utahns
as Milford hit 70 degrees! 
Feb. 23: In 1956 a cold front moving through Salt Lake City dropped the
temperature from 57 degrees to 31 degrees in less than 4 hours. In
1993, thunder, lightning and snow livened things up over northern and
central Utah. In 2002, record warmth hit Utah Valley as Springville hit
65 degrees while Orem was 64 degrees. 
Feb. 24: In 1993, some 2-day snowfall totals included 30 inches in Park
City, 18 in Heber, 14 in Alpine, 11 in Provo and 2 inches in normally
dry Wendover. Meanwhile, Salt Lake City received a record 1.23 inches
of liquid water from the storm. In 2000, a rare February thunderstorm
paid a wake-up call to residents in Pleasant Grove. 
Feb. 25: In 1987, Duck Creek, east of Cedar City, received 41 inches of
snow. In 1998, a storm produced heavy snows in northern Utah, causing
the closure of some private schools. Meanwhile, floodwaters near Gunlock
caused minor flooding. In 2000, an avalanche in the Strawberry Bowl
area hit buried 5 skiers; they all survived. 
Feb. 26: In 1962, Santaquin residents shoveled 14 inches of snowfall.
In 1996, Springville was hit with 10 inches of snow. In 1997, eleven
inches of snow fell on Spanish Fork. In 1998, an avalanche in Little
Cottonwood Canyon hit the road, striking two cars and knocking them off
the pavement. The occupants suffered only minor injuries. 
Feb. 27: In 1957, storms interrupted spring plowing, overtaxed storm
sewers in Salt Lake City and retarded fruit bloom. In 2000, a ski patrol
member at Snowbasin was seriously injured as an avalanche slammed him
into a tree. In 2001, an avalanche at the Canyons Ski Resort killed
one skier and buried another. 
Feb. 28: In 1922, strong winds in northern Utah caused property damage
in Salt Lake City and along the railroad grades in the Great Salt Lake.
In 1972, the thermometer topped out at 69 degrees in Salt Lake City,
giving spring fever to most everyone. In 1983, Provo finished a 2-day
storm with 1.91 inches of rain. In 2006, a mudslide occurred in Emigration
Canyon due to rain combining with melting snow. 
Feb. 29: In 1960, leap-year day dawned very cold as temperatures across
northern Utah dipped below zero. In 1988, a month-long dry spell came
to an abrupt end as thunderstorms moved north across the state.
Lightning knocked out the radar system on a United Airlines jet as it
was landing in Salt Lake City. 
Mar. 1: In 1974, a windstorm blew through northern Utah with gusts of
75 mph in Bountiful and 90 mph in the Hunter section of Salt Lake City;
buildings and roofs were damaged while large truck-trailers and aircraft
were overturned. In 1976, winds of 60 mph combined with snow to produce
hazardous conditions across Utah causing more than $350,000 in damage. 
Mar. 2: In 1977, Salt Lake City had a record 10 inches of snowfall.
In 1984, several people were injured in a fog-related chain reaction
accident involving 15 cars in American Fork. In 1989, a squall line
with thunderstorms and hail moved through Utah; hail piled up to 1 inch
deep at the Salt Lake Airport and a tornado touched down in Magna.
In 1991, a 3-day storm finished up with huge rainfall totals: Little Grassy
(SW Utah) had 6.3 inches, 4.6 at Ben Lomond Peak, Kolob 4 inches,
Zion NP 2.2 inches, and Kanab 2 inches. 
Mar. 3: In 1938, a 2-day storm ended with heavy rainfall totals. Some
tallies were 4 inches in Alton, 3 inches Bryce Canyon and Zion Canyon,
2.8 inches at Tropic and 2.5 inches at Leeds. In 1977, a man was killed
by an avalanche at Snowbird. In 1978, a large snowslide near Bridal
Veil Falls buried 2000 feet of the road with 75 feet of snow. Along
Interstate 80, at least 50 cars were abandoned after 70 mph winds
caused considerable blowing and drifting of snowfall. In 1983, Provo
had a gust of wind to 69 mph. 
Mar. 4: In 1907, Utah's first official tornado touched down near
Lewiston in Cache County. In 1923, Provo had its coldest March morning
ever at minus 5 degrees. In 1982, Utah's northern mountains were in the
midst of a 4-day snowstorm, which dropped 3 to 5 feet! In 1983, Cedar
City reported a 2-day total of 15 inches of snow. 
Mar. 5: In 1995, heavy rains in Washington and Kane counties produced
heavy runoff in the Santa Clara River, washing out a 60-foot section of
the sewer main that served the towns of Ivins and Santa Clara. In 1992,
a 4-day storm finally moved away but not after depositing nearly 2 feet
of snow at Brian Head and 2 inches of rain at Hurricane. 
Mar. 6: In 1961, Santaquin received 10 inches of snowfall. In 1985,
wind gusts to 100 mph occurred atop the tram in Park City. In 1998,
strong canyon winds over northern Utah whipped up freshly fallen snow
into large drifts in Davis, Weber and Salt Lake counties. 
Mar. 7: In 1967, strong winds blew over a 120-foot brick wall at
Nephi's Thermoid Plant. In 1980, the folks in Fillmore were surprised
by 10 inches of new snowfall. In 1998, a major storm ended its 3-day
blitz across Utah; snowfall totals for the period included 40 inches at
Brian Head, 23 inches at the Canyons and 18 inches at Alta. 
Mar. 8: In 1961, high winds toppled 15 telephone poles like dominoes in
Spanish Fork, affecting southern Utah's telephone service. In 1998,
Randolph dropped to minus 28 degrees, a new record for the month of
March. In 2002, snow-slickened roads contributed to nearly 200 traffic
accidents in the Salt Lake Valley, killing two people. 
Mar. 9: In 1958, two skiers were killed by an avalanche on Mt. Ogden.
In 1977, winds gusting to 80 mph swept across northern Utah, ripping up
trees, knocking over signs and causing power outages; the storm kicked
up huge clouds of dust. The dust was followed by snow, which caused
electrical insulators on power poles to conduct power and "leak off,"
setting the poles on fire. 
Mar. 10: In 1962, Spanish Fork received 11 inches of snow. In 1978,
raging flood-swollen waters of a nearby creek turned a golf course at
St. George into a giant water trap. Water was running 8 inches above
the top of the reservoir at the peak of the flood. In 2001, two
snowmobilers were killed in the Uinta Mountains by an avalanche. 
Mar. 11: In 1906, high winds in Heber City blew down fences and sheds.
In 1940, Fillmore received 23 inches of snowfall in 1 day! In 1990, a
storm produced 10 inches of snow in less than 12 hours at the Salt Lake
Airport. In 1994, Randolph received 10 inches of snow in one day; a
record 1.24 inches of water were measured in the snow. In 2006, a
snowboarder was killed by an avalanche in Taylor Canyon near Snowbasin. 
Mar. 12: In 1957, Cache Valley experienced locally strong winds that
damaged trees, signs, television antennas and windows. In 1982, Deer
Creek Dam had its wettest March day ever with 2.88 inches. In 1990, the
southern Utah mountains were in the midst of a snowstorm which
eventually piled up to 36 inches at Elk Meadows and 35 inches at Brian
Mar. 13: In 1884, unprecedented rains during the previous 5 days
brought considerable flooding to the Kanab area. In 1959, winds gusting
to 71 mph ripped off a section of the roof from Springville's public
swimming pool building. In 2002, the St. George Airport was closed
after a wind gust caused the landing gear to collapse on a taxiing
Mar. 14: In 1920, unusually high winds blew through southeastern Utah,
damaging trees, roofs and barns. In 1944, a huge storm dumped 20 inches
of snow in 24 hours at Spanish Fork. In 1998, six avalanches buried the
road in Little Cottonwood Canyon; five occupied cars were knocked off
the road while a UTA bus was partially buried. Five people were
Mar. 15: In 1984, a squall line and cold front produced strong winds
and heavy hail in northern Utah. The winds pushed lake ice to a depth
of 20 feet along the east side of Farmington Bay while power poles were
sheared off by the wind-blown ice near the southern part of the Great
Salt Lake. In 2006, snowfall rates of 4 to 5 inches per hour slammed Davis
and Salt Lake Counties. Interstates 80 and 215 were both closed. 
Mar. 16: In 1945, Fillmore was buried underneath 14 inches of snowfall,
which contained 1.48 inches of moisture. In 1988, a localized easterly
canyon wind event in Davis County produced 80 mph winds. In 2002, two
snowboarders were buried and killed by an avalanche in Big Cottonwood
Mar. 17: In 1993, a flash flood went across I-15 about 20 miles south
of Cedar City; the remnants of a natural dam that was formed by a
landslide three years previous collapsed. Mud, water and debris that
was 12 feet high and 45 feet wide roared down Taylor Canyon. In 1998, a
strong cold front produced 68 mph winds at Hurricane at 52 mph winds in
Mar. 18: In 1874, a 2-day snowstorm brought the snow depth in Salt Lake
City up to 22 inches. In 1961, strong easterly winds to 84 mph caused
over one million dollars in damage from Salt Lake City to Ogden; two
youths were blown from a truck and injured. In 1963, Santaquin received
10 inches of snowfall while Eureka had 20 inches. 
Mar. 19: In 1925, St. George had the warmest temperature ever for so
early in the season at 89 degrees. In 1985, a woman was killed by an
avalanche near Park City. In 1994, lightning struck a house in Logan,
damaging a VCR, television, stereo and telephone; the lightning also
burned the rain gutter and blew out a chunk of cement from the
Mar. 20: In 1894, St. George was surprised by 3 inches of snow. In
1983, lake-effect snows moved off the Great Salt Lake, depositing 13
inches of snow in 24 hours at Bountiful and 17 inches at Snowbird. In
2000, considerable damage was reported in Utah due to strong,
downsloping winds; gusts from 60 to 102 mph were measured in many areas. 
Mar. 21: In 1957, more than 11 inches of snow were dumped on
Santaquin. In 1973, fifteen inches of snow fell on the populated areas
of Weber and Box Elder Counties; the heavy, wet snow knocked down
nearly 20 miles of power and phone lines, closed schools for 2 days and
caused more than $1 million in damage to buildings and livestock. In 1995,
a wind gust of 87 mph hit I-80 near Saltair, blowing a truck off the
roadway. In 2004, Provo hit a record high temperature of 81 degrees. 
Mar. 22: In 1910, light rain combined with dust and salt in the air to
spot everything in sight across Salt Lake City. In 1981, a man was
killed by an avalanche at Park West. In 1994, strong south winds in
Milford blew the roof on the hardware store into a lumber yard next
door; road signs near Cedar City were toppled and a window was blown out
of a house in Maeser. In 2004, Provo hit a record high temperature of
84 degrees. 
Mar. 23: In 1900, lightning struck a flour mill in Monroe, causing $100
in damage. In 1983, a cold front dumped 31 inches of snow at Alta and 12
inches in the Cedar City - Parowan area. In 1985, a vigorous cold front
dumped up to 31 inches of snow at Alta and 12 inches in Cedar City. In
1990, a tornado in Naples, Uintah County, damaged a trailer and shed.
In 1995, a 3-day snowstorm began at Brian Head, eventually dumping
49 inches of snow! In 2004, Provo had a record high temperature of
81 degrees. 
Mar. 24: In 1916, Provo received 21 inches of snow, the highest 1-day
total ever in that town. In 1955, salt storms were reported in Payson and
Eureka as wind-blown salt combined with precipitation to leave white
deposits on everything. In 1983, another in a series of storms deposited
heavy snow in Utah; the bench areas of Salt Lake and Davis counties
received over 18 inches. In 2004, two avalanches carried and injured
6 people in the Wasatch Mountains. 
Mar. 25: In 1975, a major winterlike storm hit Utah with moderate winds
and heavy snowfall. Damage caused by the wind-driven ice on Bear Lake
approached $10,000. In 1983, a snowstorm which began the night before
dumped 13 inches of snow just south of the BYU campus while at the Provo
Airport only an inch of snow was measured. In 2006, strong winds of 83 mph
hit Hat Island on the Great Salt Lake and 79 mph at Sundance. 
Mar. 26: In 1956, a windy, somewhat dry storm hit the Salt Lake Valley.
Sand and salt was blown throughout the area. There was damage to roofs,
plate glass windows and buildings. In 1985, hurricane-force winds hit
the Cache Valley; a house that was under construction was knocked 10
feet off its foundation. In 2005, record cold weather hit Cedar City and
Mar. 27: In 1977, a damaging windstorm hit the Wasatch Front with winds
near 100 mph. Extensive damage was done to many homes.In 1985,
a back-breaking snowstorm unloaded huge amounts of snow over central
and southern Utah; Two-day totals included 32 inches in Cove Fort, 30
inches in Minersville, 24 inches in Marysvale, 22 inches in Beaver, 18 inches
in Richfield and 17 inches in Loa. In 1996, a skier was killed by an
avalanche in Little Cottonwood Canyon. 
Mar. 28: In 1973, Fillmore was hit with over 14 inches of snowfall. In
1985, Milford received more than 10 inches of snowfall, making a 2-day
total of 22.8 inches. In 1986, Provo recorded its earliest 80-degree
reading ever and it still remains the record high for the date. 
Mar. 29: In 1964, a man was killed by an avalanche at Snowbasin. In
1967, winds over 50 mph shorted out power lines, causing a fire that
burned down Circleville Elementary School in Piute County. In 1982, a
white tornado was observed near Milford. In 1985, easterly winds
reached 88 mph in Farmington. In 1988, the temperature fell to a record
9 degrees in Milford. 
Mar. 30: In 1954, Santaquin received 11 inches of snow. In 1978,
lightning hit a church in Layton causing the metal pinnacle on top of
the building to peel like a banana; the same storm shattered windows in
more than a dozen homes in the same neighborhood. In 1980, a hard
freeze in Utah's Dixie around St. George destroyed blossoming peaches,
plums and apricots. 
Mar. 31: In 1948, Alta finished the month with a whopping 165 inches of
snowfall; snowslides closed several roads in Little Cottonwood Canyon.
In 1982, March went out like a lion as strong winds to over 60 mph hit
northern parts of Utah. In 1992, canyon winds across northern Utah
gusted to 56 mph at Layton and Provo. In 2005, a snowmobiler was
killed by an avalanche near Eccles Peak. 
April 1: In 1982, winds gusted to 57 mph at Provo-BYU and 8 inches of
snow fell along parts of the Wasatch Front. In 1984, ten inches of snow
in Provo was not a nice April Fool's joke. In 1985, Logan ended a
record 128-day long streak with snow on the ground. In 1992, a man was
killed by an avalanche in the Mineral Basin area at Snowbird. 
April 2: In 1936, Salt Lake City dropped to 14 degrees. In 1979, a man
was killed by an avalanche at Lake Desolation. In 1986, more than 3
inches of rain fell in Tooele while the Wasatch Mountains picked up over
2 feet of snow. In 1997, winds of 73 mph caused damage in Provo. In
2003, strong winds caused a sandstorm in Eagle Mountain which
contributed to a school bus crash. 
April 3: In 1983, Easter dawned snowy as some local valleys had up to 7
inches. Alta had 32 inches of snow! In 1993, one man was killed by an
avalanche at Wolverine Cirque. In 1994, winds caused damage in
Riverton; a trampoline was overturned while the wall of a carport was
displaced into a nearby field. A kayak was also blown into a tree.
Provo had a wind gust to 73 mph. In 2006, a snowboarder was killed
by an avalanche near Brighton. 
April 4: In 1983, a 3-day siege of extreme canyon winds began in
northern Utah. In 1985, high winds to 110 mph occurred in Park City. A
roof was also blown off a service station in Huntington and two trailers
were destroyed in Ferron. In 1993, a tornado hit a restaurant and motor
home in Caineville, Wayne County. In 1998, hail was seen along the
Ogden Bench. 
April 5: In 1953, one of the greatest snow depths ever recorded in Utah
was measured at Alta with 179 inches. In 1967, strong winds in Utah
ripped the roof from a home in River Heights; a phone booth in Cedar
City was demolished and sand up to several inches thick was blown into
homes. Two planes were also tipped over in Provo while a theater wall
was blown down in Orem. 
April 6: In 1929, a real soaker hit the Provo area when 1.52 inches of
rain were measured. In 1969, 60-mph plus winds damaged aircraft at the
Canyonlands Airport and tore the roof off a car shop. Moab's power was
also knocked out as the wind blew over a power pole carrying 69,000
volts. In 1998, two funnel clouds were seen over the Tooele Army Depot. 
April 7: In 1956, strong winds of 75 mph in Utah County tore roofs from
houses, broke numerous windows and ripped a 70-ft. evergreen tree out of
the ground in Provo. In 1988, five semi-trucks were blown over by
strong winds in Wendover while several other vehicles had their windows
blown out. In 1998, two funnel clouds were spotted near Magna. 
April 8: In 1984, strong winds ahead of a cold front caused high waves
on the Great Salt Lake, stranding some trains on the causeway. In 1995,
a cold front caused 80 mph winds in Duchesne, resulting in downed tress
and power lines. In 1999, a snowstorm caused a school bus to crash near
Cedar City, injuring 19 students; Alpine also received 10 inches of
April 9: In 1974, a major storm buried Salt Lake City with 17.4 inches
of snowfall, causing at least $300,000 in damage to roofs, trees and
power lines; one electrocution death was reported. In 1995, blizzard
conditions occurred in southeastern Utah, closing highways 666 and 191.
The Fremont Indian Campground received 2 feet of snow. 
April 10: In 1889, a 15-minute downpour in Salt Lake City caused
ankle-deep water in the streets and flooded some "low-built" homes and
gardens. In 1943, heavy rains in Ogden caused flooding. In 1974,
melting snows caused numerous mud and snowslides in the Wasatch Front
canyons. Nearly 12 inches of snow fell at the Salt Lake Airport. In
1991, Provo had a wind gust to 55 mph. 
April 11: In 1965, a foot of snow blanketed Pleasant Grove. In 1986,
one person was killed by lightning while standing at Dead Horse Point in
Grand County. In 1995, strong winds in Wendover damaged signs, fences,
and a hangar at the airport. Two tractor semi-trailer trucks were blown
over on I-80. In 1999, record cold hit Logan with 17 degrees and Ogden
at 26 degrees. 
April 12: In 1986, hurricane-force winds slammed Pleasant Grove while
at Lake Powell, the winds overturned a houseboat, destroyed a trailer
and blew camper shells off several trucks. In 1998, a rain-triggered
rock slide closed SR-31 east of Fairview; mud and rocks piled up 20
feet high across a 50-foot section of road. 
April 13: In 1983, canyon winds to 90 mph hit Farmington. In 1984, a
5-day siege of warm weather began, bringing on a rash of slides in the
northern Utah mountains. Flooding occurred in Hobble Creek and Spanish
Fork canyons. The warmth triggered a severe thunderstorm in Wendover
where a wind gust to 77 miles per hour was clocked. 
April 14: In 1970, strong winds whipped up dust that contributed to a
7-vehicle accident near Knolls in Tooele County, seriously injuring 2
women. In 2000, west Orem had three-quarter inch diameter hail and a
wind gust to 69 mph. In 1995, strong winds overturned a plane at the
St. George Airport, downed power lines in Santa Clara and blew a truck
over near Wendover. In 2006, a very wet storm caused a mudslide in
Jeremy Ranch, damaging one home. 
April 15: In 1935, south winds produced dust bowl conditions across
Utah. The storm reduced visibilities to near zero and many automobile
engines were stalled on the highways in western Utah. In 1967, strong
winds blew over a 65-foot ferris wheel in Utah County, causing $10,000
in damage. In 2002, a major wind event in Utah caused major damage and
injured 10 people. 
April 16: In 1899, violent sandstorms at Fort Duchesne and Grover caused
travel problems. The wind also picked up salt particles and combined
them with a rainshower to produce a salt storm in Salt Lake City. In
1927, more than an inch of rain fell in Provo. In 1986, Springville had
1.15 inches of rain. In 2002, Spanish Fork was buried underneath 10
inches of snow. 
April 17: In 1953, heavy rains in Salt Lake City created a flood in a 4
square block area. In 1966, one of two funnel clouds dipped beneath the
clouds to become a tornado in Springville. It toppled a tree and lifted
a roof from a house. In 1992, Provo had a wind gust to 63 mph. In
1998, record cold hit Cedar City as the temperature hit 18 degrees. 
April 18: In 1987, a strong spring storm moved through northern Utah,
producing 99 mph winds at Park City while 4 people were drowned when
their fishing boat overturned in Utah Lake. In 2000, a tornado hit the
Slick Rock Campground near Moab. In 2003, twelve car wrecks along I-15
near Beaver were caused by snowy roads. At least 31 people were injured. 
April 19: In 1966, very cold temperatures destroyed nearly 70 percent
of Utah County's fruit crop. In 1970, a woman was injured by a tornado
in Anabella, Sevier County. In 1987, nearly 22 inches of snow fell at
Alta while 9 inches were recorded on the benches of Davis and Salt Lake
Counties. In 1989, Hanksville recorded their warmest April temperature
ever at 98 degrees. 
April 20: In 1982, record cold destroyed the fruit crop in Cache
County as the temperature dropped as low as 13 degrees. In 2001, a fast
moving cold front hit eastern Utah; the 60-mph winds knocked over
several telephone and power poles near Moab, resulting in a loss of
electricity for numerous residents and businesses. 
April 21: In 1904, eight inches of snow buried the Provo area while 7
inches covered the Heber Valley. About eight-tenths of an inch of
water was measured in the snow. In 1982, Springville dropped to a
record cold 21 degrees. In 1984, a wind gust to 71 mph was measured in
April 22: In 1957, over 3 inches of rain were dumped on Tooele. Two
children in Erda (Tooele County) awoke in their basement to find their
mattresses floating atop 5-foot deep floodwaters. In 1965, dusty winds
to 63 mph caused near zero visibility on I-80 between Grantsville and
Wendover. In 1995, Provo had a wind gust to 69 mph. 
April 23: In 1905, a strong canyon wind in Ogden caused considerable
damage. In 1931, winds blew over thousands of trees, hundreds of power
poles and a dozen railroad freight cars in Davis County. In 1958, a
storm dumped 18 inches of snow in the Salt Lake Valley, causing many
traffic accidents. In 1990, a tornado caused damage in Farr West. In
1999, a wind gust to 113 mph hit Brigham City. 
April 24: In 1899, a dust storm passed over northern Utah. In 1951,
thunderstorm floodwaters in Salt Lake City popped the manhole covers.
In 1984, Provo-BYU had a wind gust to 84 mph while the University of
Utah had a gust to 78 mph. In 1998, hail hit Pleasant Grove while winds
gusted to 47 mph in American Fork. 
April 25: In 1976, a cold front produced 90-mph winds near the Great
Salt Lake; waves reached 15 feet during a sailing meet, causing $450,000
to boats at the meet. In 1952, the famous western floods began as a
record snowpack began to melt. Fifty blocks of Salt Lake City's west
side were under 6 feet of water while the floods killed 2 in Ogden. 
April 26: In 1966, gale force winds ripped through Lehi, toppling trees
and demolishing buildings. In 1986, lake-effect snows near Salt Lake
City dumped 12 inches in Olympus Cove and 44 inches at Snowbird. In
1987, two people were killed by lightning at Isle in the Sky in San Juan
County. In 1999, a lightning bolt hit a home in Kaysville, causing
$50,000 in damage. 
April 27: In 1966, wind damage to roofs and trees occurred in
Roosevelt. In 1970, high winds in St. George pushed a car into a steel
and concrete abutment, killing the driver and injuring a passenger. In
1984, eight inches of snow surprised residents in Provo. In 1991,
Bountiful received a foot of snow while Snowbird had 2 feet. 
April 28: In 1960, rain and hail caused flooding in Roy. In 1973, a
pilot flying from Salt Lake City to Rock Springs reported golf-ball
sized hailstones near Wolf Creek pass. In 2001, warm weather caused a
large "glide" avalanche in Big Cottonwood Canyon which killed 2 hikers.
The slide was 1000 feet wide and 10 feet deep. 
April 29: In 1900, an east wind of hurricane velocity swept over Davis,
Weber, Cache and Box Elder Counties. Many trees were uprooted, homes
damaged, buildings destroyed and animals killed or injured. In 1998, a
thunderstorm produced hail at Pinto Junction in southern Utah. In 1999,
heavy rains caused the Blacksmith Fork River to go out of its banks. 
April 30: In 1946, strong winds removed a shop from its foundation in
Trenton. In 1983, Collinston in Box Elder County had 2 inches of
precipitation In 1988, an approaching cold front produced 68 mph winds
in Cedar City. The storm also brought a foot of snow to Meadow and 13
inches to Tooele. In 2003, pea to marble sized hail fell in
Springville, Moroni and Manti. 
May 1: In 1946, a heavy, wet snow caused power outages throughout
northern Utah as more than 14 inches fell along some benches. Two boy
scout troops stranded near Mueller Park in Davis County were rescued by
jeep posses. In 1995, severe storms produced 3/4 inch diameter hail in
Orem and Pleasant Grove along with 81 mph winds. 
May 2: In 1985, winds in Weber County were clocked at 72 mph. In
Riverdale, a barn and roof were damaged at the Southern Pacific Depot.
In 1987, a large waterspout formed over the south end of Utah Lake. It
churned up the water for several minutes and lasted for 15 to 20
minutes. It was well-photographed by the public. 
May 3: In 1982, a tornado was reported north of Milford, for the second
time in less than 2 months. In 1993, strong microburst winds occurred
as a cold front passed through Utah. Stansbury Park had a gust to 69
mph while Kearns had a gust to 62 mph. In 2003, a 3-day storm began in
which snow totals ended up as high as 17 inches in the Uintas. 
May 4: In 1961, a tornado hit Green River, Utah. In 1984, Corn Creek
Dam in Kanosh gave way, flooding 9 homes. In 1993, strong winds up to
74 mph lashed Delta. Also, a tornado formed in Erda, Tooele County.
It destroyed the movie screen at the Motor Vu Drive-In Theater as it
was twisted in the air. In 1999, Brighton had 14 inches of snow. 
May 5: In 1964, Pleasant Grove had 8 inches of snow. In 1992, an early
monsoon came to southern Utah. Lightning caused a power outage in St.
George for 2 hours. In 1993, a tornado was spotted by a pilot flying
around in Uintah County. In 1999, a tornado touched down near Dutch
John, Daggett County, causing debris to fly 300 feet into the air. 
May 6: In 1969, winds over 70 mph blew over trailer trucks and truck
campers near Farmington. In 1981, a tornado hit Newton, Cache County.
It moved northeast at 30 mph. It lifted water out of a ditch to a
height of 7 feet and toppled some fence posts. In 1995, Silver
Lake-Brighton received a foot of snow. 
May 7: In 1925, heavy hail cut a path one mile wide and about 7 miles
long, damaging alfalfa and sugar beets and killing young chickens in
Newton, Cache County. In 1975, one to two feet of snow fell across the
Wasatch Mountains. In 2003, a funnel cloud was spotted near Fruitland
while marble-sized hail came down on Woodland. 
May 8: In 1990, Moab was hit with 80-mph winds. In 1992, thunderstorms
produced hail 3 to 4 inches deep near Scofield Reservoir. The snow
plows were called out. In 1998, a tornado in West Valley City damaged
some trailers. In 2003, hail was reported at Dugway and Manti. Also, a
cloudburst flooded Ogden with 1 inch of rain in 90 minutes. 
May 9: In 1968, winds up to 82 mph hit Wendover, causing over $100,000
in damage to several buildings. In 1985, high winds over the Great Salt
Lake caused severe damage to the Salt Air Resort. In 1990, the fruit
growing industry took a big hit as temperatures dipped into the teens
and 20s. 
May 10: In 1966, a tornado was on the ground near Ferron. In 1984, a
landslide in Salina destroyed $750,000 worth of Utah Power
transmitters. In 1985, heavy rain in Provo caused considerable flooding
in the downtown area damaging several businesses. In 1987, winds gusted
to 67 mph at Trenton, Cache County. 
May 11: In 1957, hail and thunderstorms killed 6,000 turkeys and badly
damaged alfalfa and fruit crops in Juab County. In 1983, a snowstorm
dumped up to 6 inches of snow in the Salt Lake Valley with the airport
there logging 1.44 inches of precipitation. In 1989, a tornado
descended on a runway at Hill Air Force Base. 
May 12: In 1902, a hailstorm in Wayne County stripped leaves from trees
and cut down alfalfa fields. In 1995, snow piled up to 5 inches in
Tooele and 3 inches in Davis County. In 2001, a record warm day was
followed by dry thunderstorms which sparked power outages in Provo 
May 13: In 1984, flooding and mudslides caused havoc across Utah. I-15
in Juab County was closed while Provo Canyon was blocked. One man was
killed by a debris flow in Carbon County. In 1992, thunderstorms dumped
nearly 1 inch of rain in Lapoint, Uintah County. In 2001, a 10-year old
boy was drowned in a flash flood in Washington County. 
May 14: In 1961, a lightning-caused fire in Park City damaged 16 rooms
at a motel in Park City. In 1976, winds up to 81 mph lifted the roof
off a Spanish Fork home. In 1984, one man was killed in Tooele County
when he was buried by a mudslide. In Provo, several blocks along 300
south were turned into a canal. 
May 15: In 1955, Spanish Fork received 6 inches of snow. In 1993, hail
accumulated to a depth of 3 inches in parts of San Juan County. In
1995, lightning struck a cottonwood tree in Goshen, setting fire to and
destroying a 75-year old cabin in a remote canyon. 
May 16: In 1952, canyon winds along the Wasatch Front caused $1,000,000
in damage to property. n 1993, a weather spotter near Kanab reported
0.75 inches of rain in 5 minutes along with hail that piled up 2 inches
deep. In 2000, strong winds overturned 2 semi-trucks on I-80 near
May 17: In 1949, a flash flood resulted from heavy rains atop Ben
Lomond Peak. The flood cut 10 to 20 foot deep gullies in fields and
orchards along Highway 91 between Willard and Liberty. In 1993, Carbon
County was hit by nearly 2 inches of rain in a downpour. 
May 18: In 1949, St. George experienced flooding as a result of 1.02
inches of rain. In 1977, an inch of rain fell in Salt Lake City and
Ogden. In 1991, strong winds produced gusts to 67 mph in Vernal and 60
mph at Monticello. In 1983, heavy rains caused flooding in the Cache
May 19: In 1957, strong winds in Weber County flattened a barn, blew
the roof off a house toppled trees and blew down utility poles. Also,
torrents of rain produced 1.4 inches of rain in Brigham City and 1.08
inches in Salt Lake City. In 2003, record cold hit the state with
Randolph at 14 degrees and Logan at 26 degrees. 
May 20: In 1951, heavy rain in Delta washed out trees, send boulders
roaring down streets and poured a wall of mud and water 6 feet high over
a highway for several hours. In 1975, one of the worst May snowstorms
ever dumped 21 inches of snow on Fillmore and 20 inches at Delta. A
foot of snow also shut down Payson and Santaquin. 
May 21: In 1986, northwesterly winds gusted to 86 mph at Lakeside and
80 mph in Orem. The winds blowing over the Great Salt Lake deposited
several inches of water on Interstate 80. In 1998, a tornado caused
minor damage in West Point, Davis County. Another funnel cloud touched
down in Roy. It picked up 2 trampolines and blew them 100 feet. 
May 22: In 1968, one of several funnel clouds touched the ground near
Dugway. In 1986, a waterspout underneath a thunderstorm was spotted by
a Utah County Sheriff over Utah Lake In 1995, severe thunderstorms in
Box Elder County produced 1-inch diameter hail near Thiokol. In some
areas, smaller hail piled up to 6 inches deep. 
May 23: In 1947, hail up to 2 inches in diameter wreaked havoc in
Blanding. Considerable damage was done to roofs while more than 50
percent of the fruit crop was destroyed. In 1957, Ogden had 5 inches of
hail accumulate. In 1970, winds up to 100-mph in Davis County injured
35 people, overturned airplanes and damaged hundreds of homes. 
May 24: In 2000, a girl in Midvale was struck and killed by lightning.
Six others were injured. Also, a tornado near Gunnison caused mud and
rocks to hit cars and power lines to arc. In 2003, a tornado touched
down between Richfield and Aurora in Sevier Count, damaging a roof on a
business. In 2003, one boy drowned in wind-whipped Utah Lake. 
May 25: In 1961, a strong whirlwind in Salt Lake City lifted a woman
and carried her 30 feet. In 1975, the apricot crop was wiped out in
northern Utah as temperatures dipped into the mid 20s. In 1992, a
Memorial Day storm lashed the state with heavy rain, lightning and large
hail. In 2000, a tornado touched down in Holladay, causing $100,000 in
May 26: In 1924, a strong hailstorm lasted 45 minutes at La Sal in San
Juan County, breaking windows and beating down crops. In 1977, winds up
to 65 mph caused major damage at the Flaming Gorge marina, tossing boats
out of the water. In 1994, a thunderstorm produced a wind gust to 73
mph in Provo. In 1998, a waterspout occurred over Bear Lake. 
May 27: In 1941, a tornado caused considerable damage in Woods Cross.
In 1975, a cloudburst in St. George dropped 1 inch of rain in 15
minutes. In 1994, widespread severe weather hit northern Utah. Winds
over 60 mph were common and a wheelbarrow in Herriman, which contained
40 pounds of "stuff" was tossed 30 feet. 
May 28: In 1918, a violent hailstorm hit Brigham City, destroying the
cherry, apricot, peach and strawberry crops. In 1983, a two-year old
boy drowned after he fell into a rain-swollen creek in Tooele County.
In 1989, Salt Lake City was hit with a wind gust of 69 mph. In 1996, a
tornado touched down in an open field southeast of Delta. 
May 29: In 1896, heavy rains flooded much of Salt Lake City's west
side. In 1918, Morgan received 3 inches of hail. In 1983, flooding
continued across much of Utah as a result of snowmelt. Many roads were
closed including parts of U.S. Highway 89 as well as many canyon roads.
In 1999, lightning killed 2 people and injured 3 in central Utah. 
May 30: In 1939, a cloudburst in Spanish Fork Canyon caused
considerable damage to homes in Thistle. The nearby highway was covered
with 5 feet of mud in places. In 1983, a mudslide in Farmington
destroyed 6 homes and damaged 25 others. Many streets in Utah and Salt
Lake Counties were transformed into rivers with sandbag boundaries. 
May 31: In 1984, one man was killed by lightning in Mapleton. In 1994,
severe weather moved across the state from south to north. Winds of 121
mph hit Provo. Hundreds of large trees were uprooted in the city and
many buildings sustained major damage. Provo City activated its
Emergency Operating Center due to the severity of the storm. 
June 1: In 1943, a rainstorm in Ephraim produced 2.09 inches, causing the
Sanpitch River to be at its highest level in years. In 1963, a sheep
herder in Mt. Pleasant was killed by lightning. In 1983, eleven homes
were damaged or destroyed by a flood along Bountiful's Stone Creek. In
1990, a storm dumped 8 inches of snow in Meadow and Fillmore. 
June 2: In 1983, flooding occurred in Bountiful as 1 inch of rain fell in 1
hour. In 1984, winds to 71 mph blew through Provo, throwing around
debris which damaged cars. In 1993, one-inch diameter hail and a
tornado hit Davis County. In 1999, Cedar Hills received 2.2 inches of
rain causing a rockslide in nearby American Fork Canyon. 
June 3: In 1963, winds of 94 mph hit the Salt Lake International Airport. The
control tower was evacuated and $45,000 in damage occurred to hangars
and airplanes. A tornado also caused considerable damage in
Bountiful. In 1995, Centerville received .79 inches of rain in 10
minutes. In 1998, two funnel clouds were seen over New Haven. In 2005,
two inches of rain flooded Cedar City. 
June 4: In 1872, a cloudburst in St. George filled a few wine cellars with
water. In 1945, nearly 1 inch of rain fell in just a few minutes time
in Tooele. In 1998, a tornado in Layton caused $25,000 in damage. In
1999, lightning set a barn on fire in Riverton. Also, heavy rains in
Sandy flooded basements with 3 feet of water. 
June 5: In 1967, Moab had the worst flood in 20 years as a 20-minute
rainstorm flooded the city. Curb-high sand deposits were left behind
and water flowed into basements. In 1977, a fisherman was killed by lightning
at Otter Creek Reservoir. In 1995, a cold front caused wind gusts to
90 mph in Utah County causing at least $15 million in damage. 
June 6: In 1958, a violent thunderstorm produced marble-sized hail and 50-mph
winds in Pleasant Grove which caused major damage to fruit trees and
crops. In 1995, snow fell as low as 4,800-foot level in northern Utah.
Nearly one inch of snow was reported along several bench areas. 
June 7: In 1960, hail killed 320 turkeys in Nephi. The area also received .75
inches of rain in 45 minutes. In 1974, a whirlwind several blocks long
caused damage at a boat marina near the Great Salt Lake. In 1985, Salt
Lake City had a record high of 100 degrees. In 1998, damaging winds and
flooding rains hit Utah County, damaging a health club. 
June 8: In 1944, strong winds in Richmond blew down trees and knocked out
lights. In 1974, winds of 92 mph blew through Ivins, Washington
County. The winds toppled outhouses, campers, and travel trailers. In
1998, heavy rains and hail hit Dugway and Richfield. In 2000, lightning
hit an oil well in Duchesne County, destroying two 400-gallon oil tanks. 
June 9: In 1939, a hailstorm in Brigham City left a "plainly visible white swath
of hail one mile wide and 4 to 5 inches deep." In 1958, a violent and
damaging storm in Pleasant Grove flooded basements, kitchens, and other
structures as two-thirds of an inch of rain fell in 15 minutes. In
2003, a tornado touched down in Payson, damaging a boat and fences. 
June 10: In 1960, two men that were working on a water line in Ogden were struck
and killed by lightning. In 1969, Elmo and Cleveland (Emery County)
were hit by a cloudburst that damaged three bridges and several miles of
road. In 1970, a tornado was photographed touching down between
Farmington and Centerville. In 2004, Sundance had 1.7 inches of rain. 
June 11: In 1965, rain on a heavy snowpack caused serious flooding in the Uinta
Mountains. A flash flood in Sheep Creek Canyon drowned a family of
seven. More than one million dollars in damage was done to roads,
bridges and campgrounds. In 1998, central Salt Lake County had one-half
inch of rain in 30 minutes, causing local flooding. In 2005, heavy rain flooded
homes in Layton. 
June 12: In 1967, rain in northwest Salt Lake flooded several streets. Boys
floated down the streets in boats. In 1986, thunderstorm winds caused
damage to homes and utility lines in Box Elder County. In 2001, winds
toppled trees, injuring at least one person in Taylorsville. In 2003, a
sandstorm along I-70 caused an 8-car pileup, injuring several. 
June 13: In 1854, a destructive hailstorm rumbled through Salt Lake City with
"hailstones as large as turkey eggs." In 1998, heavy rain in Pleasant
Grove flooded 12 homes and a senior citizen center. An irrigation canal
in Draper was also breached, causing flooding to homes there. Four
garages in Provo were flooded with 5 inches of water. 
June 14: In 1963, one person was killed by lightning in Logan. In 1973, a dust
devil picked up a chicken coop with a boy on top of it. The winds also
knocked over a brick wall, damaged awnings and uprooted trees. In 1992,
a snowstorm dumped up to 9 inches of snow on Mt. Timpanogos and 5 inches
on the Mirror Lake Highway. In 2005, the Sevier River flooded parts of
June 15: In 1943, the second hailstorm in as many weeks in northern Utah did
considerable damage to fruit, hay and turkeys. In 1967, marble-sized
hail fell for five minutes in Morgan, shelling fruit trees and shrubbery
in Morgan. In 1989, a microburst to 78 mph hit West Kearns. 
June 16: In 1967, a man mowing his lawn was killed by lightning in Copperton.
In 1993, winds of 81 mph in Wendover created a cloud of dust and salt.
Vernal received nearly 1 inch of rain in 15 minutes. In 1999, a dust
storm in I-15 near Mona caused a 22-vehicle pile-up, killing one person
and injuring several others. 
June 17: In 1969, heavy rains caused flooding in downtown Salt Lake City as
streets were transformed into rivers. More than 1.5 inches of rain fell
in 2 hours. In 1995, heavy rains dumped 2.17 inches in Monticello.
Alta reported 2 inches of snow! In 1998, heavy rains triggered some
flooding along the Jordan River and Interstate 15 in Salt Lake City. In
2004, hail piled up w inches deep on US-50 near the Nevada border. In
2005, Eureka had winds to 74 mph. 
June 18: In 1972, a large dust devil in Bountiful tore part of the roof off a
house under construction and broke several glass windows. In 1985, a
lone thunderstorm northwest of St. George produced gusty winds that
turned over one trailer and damaged several others. In 2004, Layton had 1
inch of rain in 1 hour. 
June 19: In 1918, a cloudburst in Mount Pleasant produced a river of mud and
water several feet deep, carrying large rocks, trees, dead cattle and
furniture across streets, lawns and farms. One man died trying to cross
the flood. In 1984, central Salt Lake Valley experienced strong gusty
winds of 65 mph. 
June 20: In 1977, a lightning bolt struck a home in Cornish, Cache County,
downing a wire that started the attic on fire. In 1982, localized flash
flooding occurred in Sevier County. Basements were flooded in Joseph as
1 inch of rain fell in 1 hour. In 1993, lightning struck a motor home
in I-15 near Beaver, ruining electrical equipment and flattening all
tires. In 2004, Brigham City had 1 inch of rain in 10 minutes which flooded
many homes. 
June 21: In 1921, a storm in Orangeville flooded the area. Ten vehicles with
campers were marooned in nearby canyons. In 1948, Salt Lake City
recorded its heaviest 24-hour rainfall for June with 1.75 inches. In
1989, cold weather settled in over northern Utah as Randolph hit 25
degrees and lower Logan dropped to 27 degrees. 
June 22: In 1918, Moab and Vernon had violent thunderstorms. A flooded creek in
Moab washed away several small dams and damaged the electric plant while
in Vernon, windows were broken and 2,000 acres of crops were batten
down. In 1973, a squall line with gusty winds tipped over 2 aircraft
and stripped the roof off several hangars in Wendover. 
June 23: In 1983, billions of gallons of water broke through the DMAD Dam
northeast of Delta and spread across low lying lands and roads, flooding
the town s of Deseret and Oasis with several feet of water. One man
drowned in the flood. In 1985, south winds gusted to 52 mph in Provo,
blowing off roofing material and damaging cars. 
June 24: In 1952, a brief, severe hailstorm occurred near Kanosh in Millard
County, causing heavy damage to gardens, fruits, and some fields. In
1988, the mercury hit a record 98 degrees in Logan. In 1989, two to
four inches of snow fell in the Uinta Mountains. In 2003, a cold storm
produced 6 to 10 inches of snow in the Uintas. 
June 25: In 1965, a tornado was spotted about 35 miles west of Salt Lake City.
In 1985, golf-ball sized hail fell in northern Utah. A funnel cloud
formed over the Great Salt Lake and a 76 mph wind gust was measured in
Springville. In 1988, the town of Loa reported an incredible 1 inch of
rain in 10 minutes along with small hail. In 2005, a tornado touched down
near Duchesne. 
June 26: In 1948, a thunderstorm in Salem left behind hailstones that covered the
ground one inch deep. Damage to fruits and crops totaled $250,000. In
1965, lightning falsely triggered fire alarms at 2 Provo schools. In
1985, a waterspout over the Great Salt Lake was seen by many. In 2001,
a flash flood 8 feet deep occurred along the Paria River. 
June 27: In 1927, people headed for the hills to escape floods in Carbon county.
Nearly 3 inches of rain fell in Price, causing considerable damage to
crops, basements and farmhouses. In 1970, winds of 80 mph in Milford
produced widespread damage in the city. In 1995, one inch of rain in 20
minutes flooded Wendover. 
June 28: In 1892, St. George reached a sizzling 116 degrees. Until 1985, this
temperature was the hottest ever measured in Utah. In 1962, flash
floods in Orderville flooded stores and basements. In 1988, more than
one-half inch of rain fell in 10 minutes in Cedar City. In 2005, strong winds of 65
mph caused damage in Sandy and Murray. 
June 29: In 1910, the worst storm in 32 years hit Orangeville. Hailstones piled
up to a depth of 4 feet deep. Bridges and roads were destroyed,
livestock were killed and cellars flooded. In 1987, a thunderstorm in
Ogden dumped 1.5 inches of rain in 15 minutes, flooding many homes. In
1995, hail cracked windshields in Enterprise. In 2004, widespread flooding
occurred in Escalante as 2.3 inches of rain fell in 90 minutes. 
June 30: In 1968, winds at Roosevelt hit at least 58 mph and caused damage to
houses and power lines. An airport hangar collapsed and a steel granary
was blown one-quarter mile away. In 1984, hail dented many cars in
Duchesne and American Fork. Cove Fort had hail pile up to 4 inches
July 1: In 1968, a very cold July morning occurred across Utah. Even
Salt Lake City dropped to 40 degrees. In 1990, thunderstorm winds
produced gusts to 71 mph at Provo-BYU and 61 mph in West Kearns.
In 2000, a lightning strike at Soldier Creek Mine caused an explosion
which blew out 4 of the 9 earthen seals. 
July 2: In 1934, a cloudburst produced 2.44" of rain in Milford, flooding the
downtown. In 1977, a sudden windstorm generated high winds on Utah Lake,
disabling three boats. Two people were rescued after they drifted 3 miles from
where their boat capsized. In 1986, microburst winds blew a roof off a
building in Woods Cross. In 1996, Provo hit 104 degrees. 
July 3: In 1900, a lightning bolt hit a home in Salt Lake City, slightly shocking
3 people. In 1924, two boys narrowly escaped death when they were caught
in a 10-foot deep flash flood in the Vernal area. In 1995, flooding was reported
in American Fork when a cloudburst produced 1.65" of rain in a short time. 
July 4: In 1925, a flash flood in Vernal's Five Mile Creek struck a car containing
nine occupants, and swept an 8-year old boy to his death. In 1986, lightning was
responsible for setting off some fireworks prematurely at Cougar Stadium in Provo.
The city of Hyrum received 1 inch of rain in 30 minutes. In 2001, Provo hit a record
106 degrees. 
July 5: In 1977, three inches of rain caused the worst flash flood in 25 years in
Carbon County. The flood left a trail of muddy destruction from Helper to Carbon.
The Carbon Country Club's golf course fifth tee was under three feet of water.
In 1985, St. George set Utah's all-time record high temperature of 117°F. In
1994, a squall line line roared through Utah with damaging winds, fanning many
fires. Bountiful had a wind gust to 82 mph while Salt Lake City had a gust to
62 mph. In 1998, wind and dust storms contributed to 4 chain-reaction car accidents
in Salt Lake City. In Utah County, a gust to 62 mph was recorded in Highland. 
July 6: In 1884, a tornado killed one girl and injured 2 others about 23 miles east
of Wanship. Thirty pine trees were uprooted and the victims were inside a tent. It
was the first recorded tornado in Utah that caused any injuries or deaths. In 1985,
most of Utah was left in the dark for 5 hours as a lightning bolt hit a power station in Magna.
In 1989, Monticello recorded an all-time high of 96 degrees for the month of July. In
1994, Utah's governor, Mike Leavitt declared a state of emergency for Tooele County
due to the severity of the wildfire situation. 
July 7: In 1949, a massive flash flood hit the Big Rock Candy Mountain area near Marysvale.
Mud, rock and timber covered 400 feet of highway to a depth of three feet. Some boulders
on the highway weighed nearly a ton. In 1989, Moab had its hottest day ever at 114
degrees. In 1993, a microburst wind gust of 70 mph hit the town of Joseph. 
July 8: In 1984, Sandy received 1.1 inches of rain in 20 minutes; road wash-outs, mudslides
and downed power lines were reported. In 1989, a tornado hit the Midvale area, just east of I-15.
One motorcyclist was tossed from his bike and another person was hit by flying glass. A boat
and trailer were blown into the median of the freeway. The roof of a fertilizer company was also
blown off. 
July 9: In 1911, Provo dropped to 34 degrees. In 1962, a long, black tornado traveled across
the Grouse Creek Valley in Box Elder County. It remained on the ground for 15 minutes and
extended about 2,000 feet above the ground. In 1965, two small funnels combined to produce
a tornado over the Vivian Park area of Provo Canyon. One lady was knocked over but was not
injured. In 1976, Provo hit a record of 102 degrees. In 1981, hailstones one-half inch in
diameter piled up to a depth of 4 inches on Frisco Peak near Milford. In 2004, southwest Cache
Valley had a microburst wind of 77 mph. 
July 10: In 1975, lightning in Salt Lake City knocked the KRGO radio station off the air.
In 1988, large thunderstorms produced 81-mph winds at the Bullfrog Marina on Lake Powell.
One houseboat was sunk at Halls Crossing and another boat was blown off its trailer. In
1998, one man was killed by lightning in Draper. Also, in 1998, a flash flood in Capitol Reef
National Park produced a 12-ft. wall of water, 230 feet wide in the Grand Wash. State Route
24 was closed for 3 hours. In 2000, heavy rains on the burned east slopes of the Qquirrh
Mountains caused a mud and debris flow into some yards that was 2 feet deep; six rabbits drowned. 
July 11: In 1899, lightning struck 6 different places in Heber, burning several sheds and
killing two horses. In 1948, hail pounded Box Elder County resulting in extensive damage to grain
with losses up to 90 percent in some fields. In 1956, a violent thunderstorm flattened farm fields
and killed turkeys in Ephraim. In 1976, a person at Hill AFB was struck and killed by lightning. In
1992, a waterspout formed over the south end of the Great Salt Lake during the early evening
hours. It lasted about 10 minutes. In 2003, record heat settled across Utah County as Pleasant
Grove hit 102 degrees and Springville hit 105 degrees. 
July 12: In 1932, hail 5" deep fell in Escalante. The hailstones were one-half inch in diameter
and fell in a one-mile wide path, killing chickens and birds, breaking windows, and destroying
crops. The area received 3.24 inches of rainfall in 24 hours. In 1984, a cloudburst produced
2" of rain in one hour near Navajo Lake. In 1985, flash floods near Bothwell, Box Elder County
flooded 14 homes, drowned 8 cattle and washed away cemetery headstones. In 1989, lightning
detection equipment recorded more than 3,300 cloud-to-ground lightning strikes in northwest
Utah. In 1992, 2.45 inches of rain fell in Sugarhouse in one hour, causing a flood and setting a
July 13: In 1938, a flash flood in Provo Canyon damaged the famed "Fisherman's Home."
Rocks, mud and trees washed out of Snowslide Canyon, blocking the road to Vivian Park.
Many campers were stranded and the canyon road was closed. Salt Lake City
also had 2" of rain. In 1975, a flash flood drowned 15,000 turkeys in Annabella. In 2002,
Provo reached 108 degrees, tying the all-time record high temperature ever for that city. 
July 14: In 1896, a flash flood in Eureka drowned 2 people. In 1953, a small twister hit the
town of Kanarraville in Iron County. It broke limbs from trees and tore the metal roof off a garage.
It lasted 10 minutes. In 1964, every street in Panguitch had "running water from curb to curb"
as 1.85" of rain fell in 90 minutes. In 2004, a flash flood hit Cedar City as 1.31 inches of
rain fell in one hour. 
July 15: In 1878, a violent rain and hail storm killed chickens, birds and muskrats in Pleasant Grove.
In 1943, a severe wind and rain storm in American Fork killed 10,000 turkeys, valued at $3 each.
Trees were also uprooted and homes and other buildings were damaged. In 2003, Provo hit a
record 104 degrees. In 2004, there were flash floods in Zion National Park. In 2005, Saint
George had a record 115 degrees. 
July 16: In 1975, a lightning bolt in Coalville split a tall tree to the base, killing a ram that was nearby.
In 1985, lightning hit a home in Salt Lake City, causing $10,000 in damage. In 1996, a strong wind
gust blew out a window on the third floor of the State Capitol, injuring one legislator. In 2003, Springville
reached a record high of 102 degrees. 
July 17: In 1863, a flood in Iron County's Pine Creek raised the creek's water level 20 feet.
The waters swept away a house and drowned four children. In 1937, a hailstorm hit Payson. The
hail covered a strip 1.5 miles wide by 4 miles long. Some of the hailstones were 1" in diameter. In
2003, Bicknell was hit with .77 inches of rain in 1 hour. In 2004, one boy was killed by lightning
in West Valley City. 
July 18: In 1918, two large bolts of lightning struck and killed 654 head of sheep on Mill
Canyon Peak in American Fork Canyon. There was a 75-foot swath in between the dead sheep
and where not a one was injured. The dead sheep all had to be moved to the opposite side
of the canyon so as to be "off the watershed." In 2004, south Provo received 1.14 inches of rain
in 45 minutes, causing flooding of streets. 
July 19: In 1955, hail piled up to 3 inches deep at Cedar Breaks National Monument. In 1972,
a whirlwind took the top off from several sheds and uprooted trees in Nephi. In 1985, a flash
flood occurred in Capitol Reef NP, stranding many campers. In 1987, a microburst wind of
71 mph caused some damage in west Kearns. In 1998, a microburst to 70 mph lashed Wendover.
In 2003, two people were killed and three others were injured after they were struck by lightning in
the High Uinta Mountains of Summit County. The family had taken shelter from a storm under
some pine trees. In 2004, major floods occurred in Wayne Canyon. 
July 20: In 1890, a flood from Chalk Creek in Coalville did several thousand dollars in damage.
In 1939, Provo set a record at 106 degrees. In 1968, several streets and basements were flooded
by a cloudburst in the Provo-Orem area. In 1995, Park Valley was flooded by nearly an inch of rain
in 30 minutes. In 2004, Eagle Mountain and Saratoga Springs had flash floods. 
July 21: In 1934, a boy drowned during a flash flood in Salina. In 1943, a downpour
in Nephi dropped 2" of rain in a short period of time. Water rushing out of Salt Creek
Canyon was 2 feet deep in places. In 1987, golf-ball size hail hit Provo and Springville.
Dozens of people were injured and numerous cars were damaged. In 1998, pea-sized
hail and 1.13 inches of rain fell at Zion National Park which triggered a flash flood. State
Route 9 was closed for 4 hours and the Virgin River rose 3 feet in 15 minutes. 
July 22: In 1904, the largest flood in 36 years hit Cedar City's main canyon. In 1943, a cloudburst
in American Fork killed over 5,000 turkeys. In 1968, Tintic was flooded by 2.5 inches
of rain in 2 hours and a valuable horse was killed by lightning there too. In 1998, several
people witnessed a tornado touch down just southeast of Newcastle, Iron County. On the
same date, a flash flood occurred at Natural Bridges National Monument. In 2003, record
heat baked Utah - Provo had 106 degrees, Springville had 105 degrees and Salt Lake
City hit 104 degrees. 
July 23: In 1878, a flash flood in Skull Valley near Tooele killed 2 Indians and 20 head
of cattle. In 1957, lightning struck, set afire, and destroyed a church in Duchesne County.
In 1993, a storm brought 6" of snow to Mirror Lake in the Uinta Mountains. Three inches
of snow also fell on Hidden Peak at Snowbird. In 2003, Oak City picked up 1.32 inches
of rain with flooding occurring in the area. 
July 24: In 1946, Mt. Pleasant was hit by flash flood of water, mud and boulders. Main
street had 3 to 4 feet of water on it. In 1960, Provo reached 108°, the hottest ever known
there. In 1981, a well-photographed tornado that was carrying red soil and dirt touched
down about 3 miles north of Hanksville. In 1998, heavy rains in the Jeremy Ranch - Kimball
Junction area filled the basements of 36 homes with water. Mudslides also occurred in
Spanish Fork and Santaquin Canyons. In 2003, Salt Lake City had its tenth consecutive day
of 100 degrees (or hotter), breaking the previous longest string of 100 degrees or hotter of
9 days, set in 1960. 
July 25: In 1983, nearly 4" of rainfall was measured in a 3-hour period at Church Wells
near the Utah/Arizona border. In 1998, heavy rains triggered flash floods and mudslides in
Salt Lake City, North Ogden and Bountiful. In 2002, two experienced climbers were killed
by a lightning bolt that struck on a high ridge on Lone Peak east of Sandy. A wind gust of
71 mph also caused damage and power outages in Provo. In 2003, strong thunderstorms
caused winds of 80 mph in the Deep Creek Mountains and 79 mph on Badger Island in the
Great Salt Lake. 
July 26: In 1933, Provo hit a record 107 degrees. In 1960, the temperature reached 107
degrees in Salt Lake City, the hottest ever up to that point in recorded weather history.
In 1982, a six-foot wall of water tumbled down Gate Canyon near Myton. In 1986,
ping-pong ball sized hail pounded West Valley City. In 2004, heavy rains in Utah County
caused a mudslide at Spring Lake. 
July 27: In 1951, a severe electrical storm hit Salt Lake and Davis counties. Sections
of the highway between Bingham and Copperton were destroyed. Two cars were
completely buried by the mud. In 1998, two male hikers drowned in the Zion "Narrows"
during a flash flood. Four separate mudslides also were triggered in Spanish Fork Canyon
along State Route 6. In 2004, a severe storm hit Cedar City with floods and large hail. 
July 28: In 1896, a flash flood in Eureka killed 4 people and turned Main Street into
a raging torrent. In 1982, a waterspout was spotted over Utah Lake and a funnel cloud
above Provo Canyon. Some areas in Utah received more than an inch of rain in 15 minutes.
In 2003, Koosharem received nearly 1 inch of rain in 15 minutes. 
July 29: In 1936, a flash flood in Ferron swept a woman away to her death. In 1937,
a flash flood in Price killed a girl when she was hit by a boulder. In 1995, a tornado hit
Centerville. The damage path was about one-half mile long and 175 yards wide. Roofs,
fences and trees were damaged. Lightning also struck a woman in West Jordan, injuring her
July 30: In 1936, a flash flood caused heavy damage to property in Minersville and one
woman drowned. In 1953, two cloudbursts sent floodwaters down Granite Flats in
American Fork Canyon. One hundred residents were stranded as the flood smashed
bridges and washed out roads. In 2003, floods occurred in Modena as 1.30 inches of rain
fell in 30 minutes. In 2006, A 1-year old boy and a 5-year old boy were killed after a flash
flood toppled the family’s vehicle in Garley’s wash in Carbon County and was hit by a “wall”
of water, sweeping it nearly a mile downstream. 
July 31: In 1983, one inch of rain in 10 minutes caused a large mudslide at the Geneva
Recreation Park in Provo. The BYU Marriott Center was also flooded. In 1989,
a flash flood occurred in Cedar City, flooding 3 subdivisions. Many cars were were
displaced, overturned or relocated. In 2003, heavy rain and hail caused flooding in
August 1: In 1968, a total of 6.5 inches of rain flooded Blanding. In 1972, lightning
caused all kinds of problems. It struck a tree in Provo and knocked a limb through
a window, showering 2 children with glass. Five cattle were also struck and killed
in Payson. In Salt Lake City, an outdoor movie theater was hit and set ablaze. In 2006,
severe thunderstorms hit south Provo and east Salt Lake City. Provo's storm damaged
the Provo Airport with 92 mph winds and hundreds of trees were broken or uprooted.
In Millcreek, large trees were uprooted and windows were smashed. 
August 2: In 1922, a 6-year old boy drowned in a flash flood in Magna.
The flood demolished the family's home. Flooding also caused extensive
damage across the Heber Valley. In 1972, lightning struck and killed a
migrant farm worker who was weeding beets near Riverton. In 2004, Utah
Valley State College had many trees damaged by 60 mph winds. In 2005,
a sleeping boy in a cabin was killed by lightning in the Uintas. 
August 3: In 1899, a cloudburst in the mountains west of Lehi brought
down boulders weighing 500 to 1,000 pounds. In 1951, the worst flooding
in 50 years hit Lehi and Alpine. Heavy rains in the local mountains
washed out 5 bridges, flooded basements and pastures. Hundreds of
thousands of dollars in crop damage was done. In 2005, two to 4 inches
of rain flooded the New Harmony area. 
August 4: In 1900, a boy drowned in a creek flooded by heavy rain in
Orangeville. In 1955, nearly 150 members of a motion picture company
filming an episode of "Lone Ranger" near Kanab were marooned by a flash
flood for 3 hours. About $100,000 in crop losses were also reported in
the area. 
August 5: In 1901, a boy drowned while swimming in a gorge 15 miles
below Escalante when a flood came down the gully. In 1948, the body of
a man was found in a pile of debris after a flash flood near Sunnyside.
In 1985, a large dust devil tore the roof off a business in Murray. 
August 6: In 1901, two lives were lost and a great deal of damage was
done to property west of Scofield when a flash flood moved through the
area. In 1967, twenty-nine cars of a Union Pacific freight train were
derailed north of Milford by a flash flood. In 1983, four horses were
killed by lightning in the Henry Mountains. In 2004, Kanab had 1.72 inches
of rain which caused flooding. 
August 7: In 1957, a small tornado hit the western part of Salina,
Sevier County. It tore the roofs from a turkey processing plant and a
service station. It moved north to the town of Redmond and uprooted
trees, downed power and telephone lines, and buckled television
August 8: In 1926, a cloudburst caused several large mudslides in Provo
Canyon. Part of the highway was covered by 8 feet of mud. The intake
at the Olmstead Power Plant in the mouth of the canyon was covered with
14 feet of mud. In 1963, flooding in Moab destroyed sewer and water
mains, roads and the city park. 
August 9: In 1950, a hailstorm in Lehi destroyed fruit, grain, and
alfalfa. Hundreds of chickens and rabbits perished. Some people were
injured. One man's ear was partially torn off. At least 7,000 window
panes were shattered. Some of the hailstones were measured from 3 to
6.5 inches in circumference. 
August 10: In 1903, a man drowned in a flash flood near Toquerville.
In 1955, a monstrous flash flood hit St. George, pouring a five-foot
wall of water one mile wide over numerous farms. In 1981, golf-ball
sized hail piled up one foot deep in parts of Iron County. 
August 11: In 1999, An F2 tornado touched down in downtown Salt Lake
City. The tornado lasted 10 minutes and killed one person, injured more
than 80 people, and caused more than $170 million in damages. It was the
most destructive tornado in Utah's history. The Delta Center was among
the structures damaged. 
August 12: In 1930, mud and rocks poured out of Snowslide Canyon near
Provo for several hours. A large barrier formed in the Provo River
that raised the water 8 feet. The water backed up over a highway and
some railroad tracks before it was released two weeks later. In 1968,
lightning struck and injured 2 fishermen on Panguitch Lake. 
August 13: In 1906, Tropic had 2 inches of rain in 2 hours. In 1923, flash
floods killed 7 people in Farmington Canyon and 2 women in Willard Canyon
In 1984, A tornado briefly touched down about five miles south of Provo near
the shore of Utah Lake. A wind gust of 89 mph was recorded shortly thereafter
at BYU. No damage was reported. 
August 14: In 1968, A tornado moved through downtown Salt Lake City.
The circulation was initially observed over the Salt Palace. The tornado
then moved across ZCMI and the University Club. Windows in the upper
floors of ZCMI were shattered. Another tornado hit West Weber the same
August 15: In 1983, a mudslide 40 feet wide and 3 feet deep covered a
portion of the Alpine Loop in Provo Canyon. In 1984, a tornado touched
down 5 miles south of Manti. Farther west, a flash flood washed cars
off of I-15 between Nephi and Levan. In 2005, a sudden dust storm was
responsible for the death a woman in a car accident near Fillmore. 
August 16: In 1889, a waterspout was observed over the Great Salt Lake
near Garfield Beach. The pavilion next to the railroad was covered by
an inch of water and an excursion boat was almost swamped. A flash
flood also drowned a boy, some cattle, and horses near Mayfield. 
August 17: In 1883, a flood in Spanish Fork Canyon swept away a lumber
mill and some cabins. In 1959, gale force winds and a cloudburst hit
Provo. A baby had to be evacuated out a window when 3 feet of water
blocked the doors of the home. In 1969, severe flooding hit the Salt
Lake Valley causing an earthen dam to give way. 
August 18: In 1944, a flash flood 15 feet deep roared through the town
of Fruita. All roads were washed away. In 1977, the remnants of
Hurricane Doreen moved through northern Utah. In the Cache Valley, 3.84
inches of rain fell in 20 hours. Twenty-foot deep gullies were created
on the benches of River Heights as a result. 
August 19: In 1869, Utah's first officially reported tornadic activity
occurred. It was described as a "funnel-shaped waterspout" and
apparently formed over the American Fork River in American Fork Canyon.
Seven bridges were washed out and damages to roads were estimated at
$1,500. In 1945, a major rain, hail and wind storm caused $5000,000 in
damage in Salt Lake City. 
August 20: In 1957, flash floods near Kanab and Moab stranded
hundreds of people. In 1986, strong winds in Orem tore the roof from
a house. In 1998, a tornado touched down briefly at the Weber
Memorial Campground in the Causey area of Weber County. Several
eyewitnesses reported a sudden strong wind followed by a funnel that
touched down and left a path of destruction about 50 yards wide and 300
yards long. Five people were injured. 
August 21: In 1932, Escalante and Antimony received the "greatest
floods ever known." Nearly 3" of rain fell in 2 hours. In 1975, hail
broke windows and destroyed crops in Washington County. In 1983,
golf-ball size hail pelted parts of northern Utah. At least 15
windshields were broken in cars traveling on I-15. In 2003, a flash flood
hit Hurricane and a waterspout was spotted over the Great Salt Lake. 
August 22: In 1896, a wagon of laborers was caught in a flooded stream
near Clear Creek Canyon in Sevier County, killing 1 man. In 1960, winds
demolished a mink shed in American Fork, turning loose 175 mink. Also,
150 bales of straw in one field were picked up by the winds and
deposited into another field in Highland. In 2003, a tornado was spotted
about 10 miles south of Levan. 
August 23: In 1951, lightning struck a barn in Payson, killing a horse. In
1977, a fire captain in Salt Lake was injured by lightning while he was
repairing a roof. In 2000, two firefighters under a tree were killed by
lightning in the Stansbury mountains of Tooele County. In 2003, a major
flash flood damaged homes in Tropic. 
August 24: In 1946, a 30-minute deluge near Pelican Point on Utah Lake
filled a five-mile section of canal with mud and debris. Rabbits and
birds drowned. Roads were covered with 3 feet of mud, debris and
boulders for 4 miles. It was reported that a bucket 11" deep was filled
to overflowing. 
August 25: In 1956, a farmer was killed by lightning while bailing
straw near Manti. In 1957, Kanab had hail pile up 2" deep in 19
minutes. In 1961, a flash flood near Alpine brought mud and rocks
down a canyon, damaging a hydroelectric power plant. In 1984, hail
piled up 6" deep in Dugway. 
August 26: In 1952, one man drowned when a cloudburst flooded the
tunnel in which he was working at Buckhorn Wash near Castle Dale. In
1985, microburst winds of 70 mph caused damage throughout the southern
Salt Lake Valley. Six planes were damaged at the airport in West Jordan.
In 2004, a front brought cold and an early snow to Utah's mountains. 
August 27: In 1953, a flash flood resulted from a one-hour downpour in
Arches National Park. Fifty feet of the roadway was submerged under 3
feet of water. The flood forced the closure of the monument entrance
stranding 25 people for six hours. In 1985, a microburst of 72 mph hit
the Great Salt Lake. 
August 28: In 1964, a small tornado moved across Gunnison. The path of
the tornado was 10 yards wide and three-fourths of a mile long. A
chicken coop had its rear wall blown out. Three large plate glass
windows in a service station were shattered, damaging two automobiles. In
1971, flash floods caused 15 car accidents and 2 deaths in Utah. 
August 29: In 1969, a 7-day downpour of rain in Moab brought a total of
6.25 inches In 1982, lightning blew a 1 by 2 foot hole in the blacktop at
the Salt Lake Airport. In 2002, it was a "hail" of a day! Golf-ball sized hail was
reported in Helper. Two-inch diameter hail was also reported west of
Price. One-quarter inch hail fell in Emery. Flooding was reported in
Monument Valley as 1.44" came down. Goblin Valley also had a rare
heavy downpour. 
August 30: In 1992, a tornado touched down in the Salt Lake Valley. It
formed near the Kennecott Mines on the Oquirrh Mountains, and lasted
about 15 minutes as it moved into Kearns. The path length was less than
1 mile and it was 200 yards wide. As it passed over some power lines
they arched. No damage or injuries were reported. In 1993, a hard freeze hit
northern Utah as Randolph dropped to 23 degrees. 
August 31: In 1939, a woman was swept to her death by a flash flood at
the head of Diamond Creek in the Book Cliffs near Cisco. In 1977,
lightning struck a herd of sheep near Orangeville. It killed 14 lambs,
burning the wool around their ears and stomachs. In 1986, a tornado
crossed the Green River and hit Canyonlands NP. In 2005, record cold
hit Utah with Alta at 32 degrees and Brian Head with 29 degrees. 
Sept. 1: In 1909, a man drowned in a flash flood while driving a wagon
across the Ashley River near Vernal. In 1939, lightning hit and killed
835 sheep that were bedded down in the Raft River Mountains. The sheep
herder escaped death but there were burn spots on his canvas tent. In
1953, 1.5-inch diameter hail damaged 160 panes of glass in Tooele. In
2005, Randolph had a record low of 22 degrees. 
Sept. 2: In 1935, a flash flood near Oak City carried a car and its 5
occupants down a canyon before lodging them against a tree. All of the
people narrowly escaped drowning. In 1971, a tornado touched down along
the western shore of Utah Lake. In 1990, an intense storm dropped 3.75
inches of rain at Hole-in-the-Rock near Moab. 
Sept. 3: In 1921, heavy rain broke the Hanksville Dam. A flood that
was 12 feet high endangered the lives of several people. In 1983, a boy
was killed in Hobble Creek Canyon as thunderstorm winds blew a tree onto
his tent. In 1999, an F1 tornado touched down in Naples. It uprooted
trees, downed power lines and damaged several buildings. One woman was
injured. In 2005, Herriman had 1.5 inches of rain in 2 hours. 
Sept. 4: In 1970, the remnants of Tropical Storm Norma collided with a
cold front over Utah, beginning a 3-day siege of heavy rains, flash
floods and thunderstorms. Bug Point, near the Colorado Border in
southeast Utah received 6" of rain in 12 hours. In 2001, a weak tornado
was reported by a Sheriff southwest of Milford. In 2004, Mirror Lake
had 4 inches of snow. 
Sept. 5: In 1970, a couple drowned as they drove their car off a
washed-out bridge in San Juan County. Their son survived. In 1995, a
hunter was killed by lightning near Blanding. In 1998, a flash flood in
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area swept a 10-year old girl to her
death. In 2003, Leeds received 1.25 inches of rain in 30 minutes. 
Sept. 6: In 1994, three Salt Lake Buzz baseball players got "buzzed"
when they were struck by lightning while playing golf in Riverton. They
were knocked to the ground but were not injured. In 2002, a mudslide
triggered by heavy rains hit a home in Alpine. About 20 homes in
Pleasant Grove were flooded. In 2003, Hanksville received 1 inch of rain
in 30 minutes. 
Sept. 7: In 1991, a 30-foot wide tornado was spotted east of Beaver.
Along the benches of North Ogden and Harrisville, nearly 6" of rain in 6
hours caused catastrophic flooding. Over 600 homes were damaged. In
1995, one person in Bryce Canyon was killed by lightning while watering
Sept. 8: In 2000, a tornado was seen on Highway 20 near Panguitch. A
tornado was also seen by 2 people near Moab. In 2002, an F2 tornado
slammed through Manti, causing $2 million in damage. It was 800 feet
wide, traveled nearly 3 miles and was on the ground for 15 minutes. 
Sept. 9: In 1963, one person playing football was struck and killed by
lightning in Blanding. In 1986, a tornado formed in a field near
Kearns. In 1991, Provo and Orem were hit by 90 mph microburst winds.
Damage was extensive with many trees and power lines down. In 2003, Natural
Bridges National Monument had 3 inches of rain. In 2005, large hail dented
cars at Goblin Valley. 
Sept. 10: In 1986, a waterspout formed over the south end of the Great
Salt Lake. It occurred between Antelope and Stansbury Islands. Water
was carried about a third of the way up the funnel. In 1991, a 30-foot
wide tornado touched down in Brigham City. It uprooted 20 trees and
damaged a shed and a house. In 2003, a foot of snow fell atop Hidden
Peak at Snowbird. 
Sept. 11: In 1984, a tornado was reported about 10 miles south of
Roosevelt near Myton. A car was carried 30 feet by the twister. Two
outhouses were knocked over and a pig pen was destroyed. Irrigation
pipes were also scattered around the area. In 1988, Milford had its
2nd-earliest snowfall ever. In 2004, a flash flood hit Lund, Iron County. 
Sept. 12: In 1998, a tornado touched down in Emigration Canyon. Two
waterspouts were also photographed over the Great Salt Lake near
Syracuse. In 2002, tornadoes were seen near Ephraim and Hanksville.
About 40 homes below the Santaquin burn area were damaged by mudflows as
a result of heavy rains. In 2005, Mt. Ogden had 2 inches of snow. 
Sept. 13: In 1940, heavy rain caused homes and basements to flood in
Price and Helper. In 1963, golf ball-sized hail hit St. George. In
1982, a waterspout over Utah Lake went ashore at the Provo Airport and
damaged a security gate and plane. In 1990, Provo was in the middle of a
5-day siege of record-breaking heat in the upper 90s. 
Sept. 14: In 1927, floodwaters near Price damaged railroads, mines,
highways and crops. The Price River changed course. In 1959, lightning
started fires that destroyed a warehouse and an alfalfa mill at separate
locations in Ogden. In 1996, a flash flood claimed the life of a
16-year old girl in the Black Hole area near Blanding. 
Sept. 15: In 1984, strong winds at Lake Powell sunk several boats. In
1985, one inch diameter hail and one inch of rain in 15 minutes hit east
Carbon. At one point, lightning detection equipment indicated that 700
strikes occurred in a 30 minute period. 
Sept. 16: In 1946, Salt Lake City saw its earliest snowfall on record -
a trace. In 2002, thunderstorms produced severe winds across Utah.
Some peak wind gusts included 73 mph on Gunnison Island and 72 mph on
I-80. A funnel cloud was spotted over Yuba Lake. Payson and Santaquin
received an inch of rainfall. 
Sept. 17: In 1978, 2" of rain in the Salt Lake Valley caused flooding.
In 1989, a small tornado briefly touched down in the town of Cornish.
It destroyed a barn and caused $25,000 in damage. In 1996, six funnel
clouds were spotted over Bear Lake, four of which became waterspouts.
In 2003, snow fell in the northern mountains and benches. 
Sept. 18: In 1959, heavy rain and hail caused damage to crops in Cache
County. In 1978, the earliest recorded measurable snowfall of the
season occurred in Provo at 1.5 inches. In 2002, a cold front blew
through northern Utah, depositing heavy rains in the valleys and up to
6" of snow in the mountains. 
Sept. 19: In 1999, two tornadoes touched down south of Park Valley.
They were on the ground for 3 minutes and were part of a line of severe
thunderstorms. It was the first time that 2 or more tornadoes were
photographed on the ground at the same time in Utah. 
Sept. 20: In 1962, flash floods marooned a school bus between Bluff and
Mexican Hat on Utah Highway 47. Flash floods on Salt Lake City's east
bench flooded basements. Two feet of water accumulated in some
intersections. More than 1 inch of rain was reported in 15 minutes. 
Sept. 21: In 1957, heavy rain washed out out numerous roads and flooded
many homes in southern Utah. Buckskin Gulch and the Paria River were
flooded. In 1962, a 50-year flood occurred in Fry Canyon near Hite.
Rain in the Book Cliffs washed out a quarter mile of railroad tracks. 
Sept. 22: In 1941, violent winds occurred from Cache to Davis
Counties. In Ogden, an airplane hangar at the old Airport and some
airplanes were badly damaged. In 1963, a flood occurred along in
Fountain Green. Topsoil on the farms was washed away. 
Sept. 23: In 1992, two geologists working on a barren ridge were struck
and killed by lightning near Callao. A tornado was also spotted by
several people in Syracuse. It was 25 yards wide and traveled 2 miles
over ground. It caused damage to roofs and cars. 
Sept. 24: In 1908, heavy rain moved through the Provo area, depositing
1.25 inches in a short period. Flooding was reported throughout the
city. In 2000, very cold air moved into northern Utah. Both Randolph
and Woodruff dropped to a record breaking 14 degrees. In 2003, winds
blew smoke from the Cascade fire into Utah County. 
Sept. 25: In 1926, Provo experienced its coldest September morning ever
with 21 degrees. In 1935, a cloudburst on the west side of Mt. Nebo flooded
Nephi. The main highway was covered with mud and debris. In 1963,
rain, hail and wind hit the Manti-Ephraim area. Hailstones were
one-half inch in diameter and the gutters overflowed into the streets. 
Sept. 26: In 1927, one of the worst flash floods ever in the Uinta
Basin wiped out the highway between Vernal and the Colorado State Line.
In 1961, a hiking party of 26 persons was caught in a flash flood in a
narrow canyon of the Virgin River in Zion National Park. Five scouts
drowned. The crest of the flood reached 14 feet in some areas. 
Sept. 27: In 1911, nearly 100 fruit trees were washed down canyon
streams by heavy rains in Moab. In 1919, heavy rains in Eureka washed
out streets and choked culverts and bridges with gravel and rubbish. In
1982, heavy rain fell across many parts of Utah. Spanish Fork had 1.24
inches and Payson had 1.04 inches. 
Sept. 28: In 1951, Alton received 2-inch diameter hail and 2.25 inches
of rain. In 1962, a rash of floods struck southern Utah. Heavy
flooding was observed in Santa Clara with a road washed out and the
creek out of its banks. Cedar City received an inch of rain in a short
Sept. 29: In 1926, a flash flood in Farmington Creek filled the power
plant intake with sand and gravel. In 1951, one of the heaviest
hailstorms ever to hit the U.S. passed five miles south of Emery.
Hailstones larger than half-dollars covered a strip of land 300 feet
wide. Afterwards, five foot deep stacks of cherry-size hail was found. 
Sept. 30: In 1971, an early winter storm deposited 2 to 8 inches of
snow along the Wasatch Front valleys. The heavy, wet snow broke the
limbs off trees that were still covered with leaves. In 1986, a
waterspout touched down several times over the Great Salt Lake in Weber
Oct. 1: In 1906, Provo experienced its warmest October day ever at 91
degrees. In 1984, lightning hit a tree in southwest Provo, causing the
tree to explode into pieces. One of the large fragments went through
the front window of a nearby house. In 1992, Delta reached a record
high temperature of 92 degrees. In 2003, a man was struck and killed by
lightning at Strawberry Reservoir. The man was taking a boat out of the
water and loading it onto a trailer when he was hit. There were 85 cloud
to ground lightning strikes in the area. 
Oct. 2: In 1984, Clawson received 3.5 inches of rain along with 2
inches of hail. In 1986, more than 450 cloud-to-ground lightning
strikes were detected across the state in a 2-hour period. In 1997, a
cold front collided with tropical moisture. The wind gusted over 40 mph
in many places. Hurricane had .59 inches of rain in 1 hour. 
Oct. 3: In 1939, heavy rains triggered floods along the Duchesne
River. The crossing at Kofford Wash was washed out and Moon Lake Road
north of Mountain Home was impassable. In 1998, the home of the weather
observer in Alpine was hit by lightning. The bolt's surge destroyed the
weather station, appliances and a home theater system. 
Oct. 4: In 1913, a big rainstorm moved through the Provo area. A total
of 1.70 inches of moisture fell into the rain gauge. In 1984, the
strongest wind gust ever measured in October at Salt Lake City occurred
at 71 mph. In 1998, a weather spotter reported a waterspout on the Utah
side of Bear Lake. 
Oct. 5: In 1945, a 30-minute cloudburst flooded the 5-mile stretch of
road above Peter's Hill in Monticello. In 1994, severe thunderstorms
moved through northern Utah. Large hailstones caused $330,000 in damage
at the Salt Lake Airport. Hail in Cottonwood Heights stacked up to 10
inches deep in some gutters. 
Oct. 6: In 1900, frigid morning temperatures hit northern Utah. Provo
dropped to 23 degrees. In 1916, floods descended on parts of southern
Utah as 2.21 inches of rain fell on Teasdale and 3.39 inches on
Escalante. In 1999, pre-frontal south winds gusted in excess of 60 mph
in St. George. Manti received nearly 1" of rain with the front. 
Oct. 7: In 1896, a man drowned while attempting to cross Mill Creek
near Moab while it was swollen from heavy rain. In 1916, one of the
worst storms in Vernal's history destroyed buildings, bridges and
roads. In 1975, a major storm caused extensive wind damage in northern
Utah. Many windows, trees and signs were destroyed. 
Oct. 8: In 1954, areas around the Virgin River drainage had the "worst
flood in 90 years." More than $500,000 in damage was done in
Orderville, Glendale and and Springdale. More than 2 inches of rain
fell in Orderville in a cloudburst. Lightning also set a stack of hay
on fire in Woodruff. 
Oct. 9: In 1914, the 1.57 inches of rain which soaked Provo made it the
wettest Oct. 9th ever. In 1949, one inch of snow was measured in Provo,
which was the 3rd earliest seasonal snowfall ever recorded in the city.
In 1954, a 14-year old boy and his horse were both struck and killed by
lightning while guiding cattle in Montezuma Creek 
Oct. 10: In 1920, more than 1 inch of rainfall soaked conference-goers
at Temple Square in Salt Lake City. In 1960, a total of 1.31 inches of
rain fell on Provo, making it the wettest Oct. 10th on record. In 2000,
a foot of snow fell at Alta while pea-sized hail occurred in Pleasant
Grove. Also, St. George had a wind gust to 66 mph. 
Oct. 11: In 1984, nearly 2 inches of rainfall was measured in parts of
Utah with up to a foot of snow at Alta. In 1997, pea-sized hail fell in
Orem and Santaquin. Also, a radio station tower in Ballard was blown
over after strong winds snapped two support wires. In 2000, two parties
of 4 hikers became stranded in Zion's narrows by flash floods.. 
Oct. 12: In 1986, easterly canyon winds caused some damage in Davis
County. Centerville had a gust to 84 mph, Farmington 75 mph and Hill
Air Force Base 61 mph. In 1997, snow moved into northern Utah dropping
5 inches of snow at Alpine, 2 at Pleasant Grove, 10 at Alta, 7 at
Fairview and 1 inch at Provo. 
Oct. 13: In 1911, severe floods in Price caused great damage to bridges
and roads to the tune of $20,000. In 1987, Wendover set a 24-hour
record for October in the rainfall category at 1.15 inches. In 2000, a
funnel cloud was spotted near the Bountiful LDS Temple. Also, Ben
Lomond Peak received 9 inches of snow. 
Oct. 14: In 1900, a flood in Washington County washed out dams,
delaying operations of factory and roller mills indefinitely. In 1916,
destructive floods hit Hanksville. In 1999, record heat moved into
Utah. Several stations, including Cedar City, Delta, Escalante, Heber,
Milford and Moab reached into the 80s, breaking daily records. 
Oct. 15: In 1965, Several creeks in Moab overflowed their banks
following heavy rain. In 1994, heavy snows hit parts of the state.
Brian Head had 16 inches, Monticello 10 inches, Cedar City 7 inches,
Fillmore 6 inches and Tooele 5 inches. In 1998, a winter-like storm hit
much of Utah. Nine to 10 inches of snow fell in Cedar City and Parowan. 
Oct. 16: In 1981, Monroe picked up 1.2 inches of rainfall in 90
minutes. Price received 1.15 inches of precipitation some of which
consisted of 5 inches of snow. Marble-sized hail was observed in
Monticello. In 1994, Kanosh finished up a snowstorm with 17 inches
while Snowbird recorded 27 inches. 
Oct. 17: In 1937, a cloudburst occurred in Brigham City causing a
landslide in the nearby canyon which blocked the highway. One inch of
rain fell in 30 minutes. In 1938, heavy rains invaded Weber County.
Ogden had 2.56 inches of rain while Riverdale measured 2.55 inches. In
1999, record cold hit much of Utah. Randolph was 5 degrees. 
Oct. 18: In 1984, a lake-effect snowstorm hit Davis and Salt Lake
Counties. Up to 2 feet of snow fell in the northern and eastern sides
of Salt Lake City. Magna had only a trace. In 1986, a hunter was
struck and killed by lightning while deer hunting in Beaver Canyon. In
1999, Delta and Trenton dropped to 18 degrees which was record cold. 
Oct. 19: In 1958, winds over 80 mph blasted through the Provo area,
toppling trees, blowing over brick walls, damaging light planes and
causing considerable property damage. In 1990, a soaking rain passed
through Utah Valley. Several weather stations reported between 1 and
1.5 inches. In 2004, several inches of snow were measured in Cache,
Bear Lake and Randolph Valleys of Utah. 
Oct. 20: In 1979, Provo had its wettest day ever with 2.07 inches of
rainfall. Other totals for the day included 1.65 inches in Pleasant
Grove, 1.25 in Alpine, 2.54 inches in Spanish Fork, and 2.15 inches in
Santaquin. In 1998, 50-mph canyon winds buffeted northern Utah while
many locations in southeast Utah had more than 1 inch of rain. 
Oct. 21: In 1957, hail up to 1.75 inches in diameter fell at Mexican
Hat. Flooding also occurred along the Paria and Buckskin Rivers. Up to
18 inches of snow was reported in southwestern Utah's mountains,
stranding many hunters. In 1961, a cold front with 90 mph winds blasted
through Provo, destroying one mile of high-tension cable. In 2004, a 6-day
snowstorm ended with 56 inches of snow at Alta. 
Oct. 22: In 1985, a pilot reported a waterspout over the Great Salt
Lake in Box Elder County. It was estimated to be 700 feet high and drew
water up from the lake. In 1995, unusual October snows fell on the
Wasatch Front. Springville had 7 inches and Pleasant Grove had 5
inches. In 2003, dozens of record high temperature records were broken in
Utah. Provo hit 87 degrees. In 2004, more than 7 inches of rain fell at
Lava Point in Zion National Park. 
Oct. 23: In 1956, a huge snowstorm hit the Wasatch Front. Tooele had
24 inches while Alta picked up 19 inches. The Great Salt Lake
undoubtedly helped to increase the amounts. In 1991, lightning hit the
main public communications antenna in Fillmore, destroying the
electrical system inside the building. 
Oct. 24: In 1956, high winds and heavy snow causes structural damage to
some buildings in Salt Lake City and Provo. One man in Salt Lake died
of a heart attack after clearing the heavy, wet snow from his car. In
1997, a huge 3-day storm dropped 30 inches of snow at Alta and 22
inches at Brighton. 
Oct. 25: In 1899, St. George recorded its lowest temperature ever for
so early in the season at 23 degrees. In 1989, one to two inches of
rainfall hit the Wasatch Front. Snow was reported in the mountains with
2 feet measured at Snowbird. Both Olympus Cove and Manti had 4 inches
of snow. 
Oct. 26: In 1912, a big rainstorm plastered St. George. The downtown
area received 1.80 inches of moisture. In 1982, moisture from Tropical
Storm Sergio collided with a cold front over northern Utah, producing
heavy rains and urban flooding in some areas. Mudslides were reported
in Parley's and Big Cottonwood Canyons. 
Oct. 27: In 1992, an 8th grader in Salem was talking on the phone when
lightning struck a nearby transformer. It sent a power surge of
electricity through the phone. The phone was burned and the girl
sustained minor injuries to her ear and hearing. In Spanish
Fork, lightning left a large hole in a trampoline and shattered the
window in a nearby house. 
Oct. 28: In 1999, Sundance was hit with 12 inches of snow. In 2002, a
storm moved through southern Utah. Brian Head noted 8 inches of snow
with .84 inches of liquid content. Pea-sized hail also pelted Cedar
City. Both Escalante and Capitol Reef received more than one-half inch
of rainfall. 
Oct. 29: In 1917, Provo dipped to 12 degrees. In 1946, two-day
precipitation totals included 5.68 inches at Alta, 4.14 inches at Deer
Creek, 4.04 inches in Santaquin, 3.31 inches in Provo and 3.24 inches at
Alpine. In 1959, gusty easterly canyon winds up to 90 mph caused
extensive damage in Davis County. 
Oct. 30: In 1959, gusty canyon winds continued over northern Utah.
Some places had gusts to over 100 mph. Several million dollars in
damage were reported to properties and structures. In 1991, it was the
coldest October day ever over Utah. Duchesne had a high temperature of
only 24 degrees while Vernal had a high of only 27 degrees. 
Oct. 31: In 1946, several days of heavy rainfall stranded several
groups of hunters in Dixie National Forest near St. George. In 1991,
new record low minimum temperatures occurred over much of Utah. It
dropped to a frigid -1 degrees at Randolph. In 2000, wind, rain and
snow confronted Trick or Treaters throughout the state. In 2003, a major
winter-like storm socked Utah with heavy snow and strong winds to 70
mph. Ten inches of snow fell on Timpanogos Divide.
Nov. 1: In 1963, the Great Salt Lake reached an all-time low of
4,191.35 feet, some 20 feet lower than the all-time high. In 1986,
easterly winds gusted to 81 mph in Bountiful and 74 mph at Farmington.
In 1995, more than 2 inches rain fell on Hurricane and La Verkin. In 2004,
the first hard freeze of the season hit Utah Valley. 
Nov. 2: In 1967, a tornado destroyed the Last Chance Motel in Emery.
In 1994, the first major snowstorm of the season hit northern Utah. The
weight of the snow caused power outages throughout the north. Numerous
traffic accidents in Parley's Canyon caused I-80 to be closed for
several hours. Mapleton received 9 inches of snow while North Salt Lake
had 10 inches. 
Nov. 3: In 1855, pioneers reported easterly winds which blew down homes
and blew carriages and wagons over from Logan to Woods Cross. In 1973,
Spanish Fork had 15 inches of snow. In 1994, a whopper of a snowstorm
hit southern and eastern Utah. Kanosh received 24 inches, Modena 18
inches, Milford 12" and Cedar City 10 inches. 
Nov. 4: In 1957, Deer Creek Dam measured 16 inches of snowfall for the
day. In 1999, record warmth occurred in several cities in Utah as
temperatures jumped into the 70s. In 2002, Delta hit a record low
temperature of 6 degrees while Wendover reached a record low of 14
Nov. 5: In 1993, a weak tornado was spawned by a storm over the Great
Salt Lake. It moved into Emigration Canyon and lasted about 3 minutes.
In 2002, Delta had a record low of 7 degrees while Randolph dropped to a
record of 5 degrees. This is also the only date in November where Pleasant
Grove has not received measurable snowfall. 
Nov. 6: In 1916, storms in Wayne County washed out bridges, dams,
canals and highways. All bridges on the Fremont River between Pleasant
Creek and Hanksville washed away. In 1998, Springville had 10 inches of
snowfall. In 1999, record high temperatures occurred all over Utah. 
Nov. 7: In 1986, Tooele received a Great Salt Lake-effect snowfall when
16 inches of snow piled up. Provo was also hit very hard as 9 inches
fell. In 1994, a man was killed by an avalanche near Snowbird. In
2002, a strong 5-day winter storm began its rampage in Utah. Winds
gusted to over 70 mph at Sundance. 
Nov. 8: In 1983, a winter-like snowstorm dumped 12 inches of snow in
Sandy and West Valley City. In 1986, Utah's highest-ever wind gust was
recorded at 124 mph. It occurred at Hidden Peak which is located at
Snowbird Ski Resort. 
Nov. 9: In 1985, Alta ski resort received 39 inches of snow in a
30-hour period. Also, Wellsville measured 8 inches of snow. In 1998,
an off-duty police officer was injured in West Jordan when a lightning
bolt hit the ground nearby during a snowstorm. 
Nov. 10: In 1949, most of northern Utah received from one-half to 1
inch of precipitation. In 1955, lightning damaged the Loa Elementary
School in Wayne County. In 1982, snow accumulated to a depth of 10
inches at Long Valley Junction. In 2000, Brian Head measured 22 inches
of new snow. 
Nov. 11: In 1978, strong easterly canyon winds blew along the Wasatch
Front. The Bountiful Bench had a gust to 120 mph. The winds blew the
roofs off buildings and homes and blew down power lines, signs and
trees. About $300,000 in damage was tabulated. 
Nov. 12: In 1973, winds gusted to over hurricane-force at Salt Lake
City, Ogden and Tooele. There was damage to mobile homes and
construction sites. Trees were uprooted and power lines were downed.
In 1985, Alpine received 11 inches of snow. In 2004, winds of 60 to 75
mph hit Springville. 
Nov. 13: In 1978, Timpanogos Cave received 10 inches of snow. In 1984,
a gust of wind to 59 mph hit Provo. In 1985, two men were killed by an
avalanche near Sunset. In 1994, a 76-mph wind gust was recorded at BYU.
In 1999, record heat produced high temperatures in the 70s across Utah
and Heber Valleys. 
Nov. 14: In 1955, a motorist wandered away from his stalled car a few
miles from Fairfield in western Utah County. He was eventually found
lying on the road and nearly frozen to death. On the same day, Alta
received 30 inches of snowfall. In 1994, two males were killed by an
avalanche near Ben Lomond. 
Nov. 15: In 1958, Santaquin received 12 inches of snow. Also, Provo
received 7 inches of snow with .83 inches of water content. In 1991,
Enterprise received 14 inches of snow. Also, canyon winds to 76 mph
occurred in Centerville, flipping a semi-truck over. 
Nov. 16: In 1954, the Salt Lake Airport received 1.13 inches if
precipitation. In 1955, Provo had its coldest November temperature
ever at -10 degrees. In 1999, record warm temperatures for so late in
the year occurred; most of Utah County reached the low to mid 70s. 
Nov. 17: In 1930, Spanish Fork received 11 inches of snow. In 1998, a
cold front blew through Utah. Shingles were blown off a roof in Spring
Lake. Provo had a gust of wind to 51 mph, Dugway 69 mph, and Snowbird
64 mph. Many mountain areas received 5 to 10 inches of snow. 
Nov. 18: In 1941, Kanosh received 25 inches of snow. In 1983,
lake-effect hit the southern parts of the Salt Lake Valley. A foot of
snow fell on Bluffdale and Herriman. In 1985, thunderstorms formed over
the Great Salt Lake. Lightning hit a swamp cooler in Salt Lake City,
followed by 6 inches of snowfall. 
Nov. 19: In 1982, winds gusted to 70 mph at Tooele and Bountiful. In
1992, commuters had to deal with heavy snow, tripling their commute
time. Salem received 12 inches of snow while Payson had 10 inches.
Other totals included Olympus Cove and Bountiful with 16 inches. 
Nov. 20: In 1902, the weather observer in Tropic reported 1 inch of red
snow. The wind-whipped red sand combined with the snow to produce the
red snow. In 1942, Kanosh received 16 inches of snow. In 1983, Eureka
had 10 inches of snow while Provo had 9.5 inches. In 1986, one man was
killed by an avalanche at Alta. 
Nov. 21: In 1961, Deer Creek Dam received 10 inches of snow. In 1977,
winds gusting to more than 100 mph hit Little Cottonwood Canyon. The
winds caused very deep snow drifts. In 1999, a major snowstorm hit with
Bluffdale reporting 12 inches, Alta 15 inches and Saratoga with 9
Nov. 22: In 1996, a storm produced 1.21 inches of rain in Provo. In
1998, a cold front produced 79 mph atop Hidden Peak at Snowbird. In
2001, Salt Lake City set a record for precipitation for the date at 1.27
Nov. 23: In 1946, a storm produced 1.74 inches of precipitation in
Provo. In 1992, Alta set a new 24-hour Utah snowfall record for a
mountain location with 45 inches measured ending at 11:30 am. The
Bountiful Bench received 17 inches during the same time. 
Nov. 24: In 1952, the city of Delle, 50 miles west of Salt Lake City
ended a 134-day dry spell. In 1980, a foot of snow fell on the Wasatch
Mountains, allowing many ski resorts to open early. In 1998, strong
winds knocked down an evergreen tree in Salt Lake, damaging 4 power
Nov. 25: In 1989, one male was killed by an avalanche at Tony Grove
Lake. In 1994, a four-day blitz of cold and snow began in northern
Utah. The Great Salt Lake-effect enhanced snow amounts. Alta ended up
with 92 inches of snow during the 4 days. Other totals included 64
inches at Snowbird, 17 in Bountiful 16 in Midway, and 12 in Spanish
Nov. 26: In 1989, several people saw a waterspout about 10 miles west
of Bountiful over the Great Salt Lake. In 1993, bitter cold enveloped
much of Utah. Woodruff hit -26 degrees, Randolph -25 degrees,
Snyderville -13 degrees and Park City -6 degrees. 
Nov. 27: In 1906, a heavy east wind hit the Provo area, lasting 24
hours. It was the most destructive wind in years. In 1919, St. George
received 8 inches of snowfall. In 1981, a 4-day snowfall began,
depositing at least 6 inches of snow at Kanab and Monticello. In 2004,
32 inches of snow fell at Alta. 
Nov. 28: In 1975, a winter storm caused $350, 000 in damages across
northern Utah. A cross-country skier that got caught in the storm froze
to death. Spanish Fork ended up with 23 inches of snow while Eureka had
28 inches. Payson received 17 inches and Santaquin tallied 21 inches. 
Nov. 29: In 1983, the Cache Valley received nearly 18 inches of
snowfall. Behind the storm, temperatures dipped to -21 degrees at
Randolph. -20 degrees at Woodruff and -17 in Smithfield. In 1975, Provo
received 11 inches of snow and Spanish Fork had 23 inches of snow. 
Nov. 30: In 1982, St. George received a near-record 1 inch of rain.
In 1995, record high temperatures greeted most of Utah. More than 20
stations set daily records and Salt Lake City hit 68 degrees; it was
their warmest temperature for so late in November. In 2004, Spanish
Fork had a record low temperature of 2 degrees. 
Dec. 1: In 1982, Salt Lake City recorded its lowest barometric pressure
ever at 29.01 inches of mercury. In 1995, it was the warmest December
day for many parts of Utah; Provo-BYU hit 72 degrees, Salt Lake City 69
degrees, Heber 68 degrees, Nephi 70 degrees and Park City 57 degrees.
In 2002, a rare winter thunderstorm occurred over Lake Powell. 
Dec. 2: In 1970, a white tornado was observed on Mt. Timpanogos by Tom
Walker at Timpanogos Cave. In 1982, heavy snow fell throughout northern
Utah with the Bountiful bench receiving 17 inches and Salt Lake City 9
inches. Major traffic tie-ups occurred and some schools closed. In 2001, winds
of 80-mph caused damage in Tooele. 
Dec. 3: In 1902, an 8-day siege of fog began in the Salt Lake Valley.
In 1983, strong winds ahead of a cold front caused some minor damage.
Tooele had a gust to 72 mph while Park City had 100 mph at the top of
the gondola. In 1999, Alpine received 9 inches of snow. In 2005, four
skiers survived after being caught in an avalanche along the Park City
Dec. 4: In 1966, a 3-day period of record breaking rainfall over
southwest Utah caused the Virgin River to rise 12 feet in the Zion
Narrows. A new campground and amphitheater at Zion NP were washed out.
Some 3-day rain totals included 12.6 inches at Grassy Flat, 11.39 inches
at Duck Creek and 11 inches in Pine Valley. 
Dec. 5: In 1952, winds over 100 mph toppled and destroyed KSL-TV's
tower (tallest in the country) located in the Oquirrh Mountains. The
falling tower narrowly missed the operator's quarters. In 1966, strong
winds in Milford damaged trailers, cinderblock walls and offices at the
Milford AP. In 1995, a tornado touched down in Pleasant View. 
Dec. 6: In 1956, heavy snow was blamed for the death of a stranded
motorist, and for 2 deaths in separate plane crashes. In 1978, easterly
winds up to 85 mph blew along Interstate 15 between Bountiful and Hill
AFB; large trailers and trucks were blown over. In 1985, dense fog
resulted in a multi-vehicle accident at Beck Street in North Salt Lake. 
Dec. 7: In 1919, Beaver had 12.2 inches of snow. In 1957, blizzard
conditions dumped up to 16 inches of snow in the Uinta Basin of
northeast Utah. Several canyon roads were closed along the Wasatch
Range. In 1982, Cedar City received 15 inches of snow; strong winds in
Parley's Canyon blew cars into the guardrail. 
Dec. 8: In 1985, a strong winter storm dumped up to 23 inches of snow
in some of the valleys of the Wasatch Front and up to 48 inches of snow
in the mountains. In 1997, Springville received 11 inches of snow. In
1998, a storm dumped up to a foot of snow in Utah's mountains. 
Dec. 9: In 1898, a severe canyon wind episode leveled many structures
in Davis and Weber Counties. In 1931, Blanding had 11.5 inches of
snow. In 1956, Salt Lake City recorded its highest barometric pressure
ever at 31.09 inches of mercury; Milford also set the state pressure
record on this date at 31.13 inches of mercury. 
Dec. 10: In 1982, freezing rain caused major travel problems around
Delta and Fillmore. In 1985, canyon winds to 74 mph hit parts of Davis
and Cache Counties. In 1990, a temperature inversion in Salt Lake City
only allowed the temperature to reach 45 degrees; Provo, which was out
of the inversion managed to reach 65 degrees. In 2004, a male skier was
killed by an avalanche near Twin Lakes Pass. 
Dec. 11: In 1945, a whopping 7 inches of snow was dumped on St. George;
it was that city's heaviest one-day December snowstorm. In 1958, winds
gusting to 75 mph swept across northern Utah, causing power outages and
vehicles to be overturned in Tooele County. In 2000, Brighton had 24
inches of snowfall. In 2004, three people were killed by avalanches in Utah. 
Dec. 12: In 1932, very cold temperatures occurred in Utah. Heber City
dropped to minus 34 degrees while in Provo, it hit minus 19 degrees. In
1958, visibilities were reduced to zero in southwest Utah as 60 mph
winds hit the area. In 1968, a total of 33 inches of snow were dumped
on Alta. 
Dec. 13: In 1983, a strong winter storm dumped a foot of snow on the
Provo Bench. In 1990, a 3 to 4 hour blast of snow associated with a
cold front produced 2 feet of snow around Brighton and Snowbird and 3 to
8 inches of snow in the northern Valleys of the state. In 1992, Brian
Head reported 24.5 inches of snowfall. 
Dec. 14: In 1988, a severe canyon wind episode began across northern
Utah. Centerville had a gust to 104 mph, Logan 100 mph, Hill AFB 74 mph
and Kaysville 67 mph. One-half million people were left without power.
The winds uprooted trees, blew out windows, moved trailers off their
foundations and damaged roofs. 
Dec. 15: In 1969, a persistent one-week siege of inversion-related fog
began in northern Utah. Limited visibility caused one traffic death and
two aircraft deaths. In 2000, a thunder-laden storm dumped up to 18
inches of snow at Powder Mountain. Winds also gusted to 114 mph atop
Mt. Baldy at Alta. 
Dec. 16: In 1970, old man winter delivered record snowfall to parts of
the Wasatch Front. Up to 2 feet of snow fell in some valley locations.
In 2000, an avalanche north of Alta buried 2 teenagers. In 1977,
Brighton received 25 inches of snow. In 1984, Provo received 7 inches
of snowfall. In 2000, an avalanche north of Alta buried two teenagers.
In 2002, four people were killed in a traffic accident on a slick road near
Heber City. 
Dec. 17: In 1990, strong south winds ahead of a storm howled across
Utah at speeds of 60 to 70 mph. In 2000, Sundance's Arrowhead weather
station recorded a wind gust to 113 mph. In 2000, Interstate 84 from
Tremonton to the Idaho border was closed for 4 hours due to white-out
conditions; Daniel's Canyon was also closed. 
Dec. 18: In 1950, the northern valleys of Utah were in the midst of a
19-day siege of fog. Four to 5 inches of ice accumulated on on phone
and power lines. On many days, landings were not possible at the Salt
Lake AP. The plaster and joints in homes were damaged by the moisture.
In 1990, Cedar City had a wind gust to 66 mph. 
Dec. 19: In 1984, Enterprise received 17 inches of snow. In 1990,
heavy snow buried much of Utah. Duck Creek had 32 inches, Brighton 27
inches, Park City 20 inches, Pleasant Grove 14 inches and Springville 12
inches. In 1999, a gust of wind to 97 mph was clocked on Mt. Baldy at
Alta ski resort. 
Dec. 20: In 1916, a 7-day storm began in northern Utah piling up snow
which was the heaviest in 50 years. In 1920, Beaver had 11 inches of
snow. In 1990, Minersville had 17 inches of snow. In 1998, Interstate
70 was closed from Salina to Green River due to heavy snow. Richfield's
13 inches of snow was the biggest storm in years. 
Dec. 21: In 1948, Payson received 10 inches of snow for the day. In
1963, Santaquin received 10.5 inches of snow. In 1998, heavy snow and
strong winds caused a power outage to thousands in South Jordan. Many
areas in northern Utah also experienced subzero temperatures. 
Dec. 22: In 1924, 13 inches of snow fell in Provo. In 1981, a mammoth
snowstorm hit the Wasatch Front. Nineteen inches of snow buried Olympus
Cove while 10 inches fell in Payson. In 1990, the high temperature of 2
degrees at the Salt Lake AP established a new all-time record low
maximum temperature. 
Dec. 23: In 1955, locally heavy rains caused a increase in the water
flow of many streams in northern Utah. Thousands of acres of farmland
in Morgan County were flooded. In 1990, all-time record lows for any
date were set: minus 35 degrees at Milford and minus 30 at Delta. It
was also minus 57 degrees in Logan Canyon. 
Dec. 24: In 1982, Alta received a whopping 33 inches of snowfall. In
1983, Springville had 10 inches of snowfall. In 1990, the coldest
temperature ever known in Cache Valley occurred at -44 degrees at USU's
historic farm. In 1997, strong winds of 50 to 70 mph hit Davis and
Weber Counties. 
Dec. 25: In 1924, Provo had its coldest temperature ever at minus 35
degrees. In 1983, a blizzard raged across most of northern Utah. In
1988, one to two feet of snow blanketed much of northern Utah. In 1990,
many towns experienced the coldest Christmas Day ever as highs ranged
from zero to 20 degrees. In 2003, a mammoth 3-day snowstorm began in Utah,
dumping more than 5 feet of snow in many canyons. 
Dec. 26: In 1945, Snake Creek Powerhouse near Midway had 15.5 inches of
snow. In 1984, a strong temperature inversion kept the Salt Lake AP high
temperature at 27 degrees; Provo was out of the inversion and reached a
balmy 51 degrees. In 1998, an ice jam formed on the Strawberry river.
Water behind the jam flooded homes and damaged bridges. In 2003, three
male snowboarders were killed by an avalanche in Aspen Grove near Sundance. 
Dec. 27: In 1909, St. George dropped to minus 4 degrees. In 1964,
rain-induced mudslides destroyed 2 homes in Weber Canyon. In 1988, a
very dense patch of fog along the Jordan River caused a 67-car pileup in
Interstate 215 in Salt Lake City. In 1997, Hidden Peak at Snowbird had
a wind gust to 112 mph; Many ski resorts shut down their lifts. 
Dec. 28: In 1964, a snowstorm in Santaquin dumped 11.4 inches. In 1972,
a heavy storm began in Salt Lake City, depositing 18 inches of snow in
24 hours, closing the airport for 20 hours. In 1983, Salt Lake City
experienced its first sunny day in 50 days! In 2003, a windy snowstorm
forced the closure of many freeways and of Hill Air Force Base. 
Dec. 29: In 1921, Blanding received a foot of snow. In 1927, Provo
received 9.2 inches of snowfall. In 1955, strong canyon winds caused
damage in Ogden. In 1972, the weather observer in Santaquin measured
17.8 inches of new snow. In 1973, massive avalanches caused $250,000 in
damage to vehicles and buildings at Alta and Snowbird. In 2002, winds of
82 mph hit Tooele. 
Dec. 30: In 1983, Springville was paralyzed by 15 inches of snow. In
1985, five deaths were attributed to an ice storm which glazed the roads
from Provo to Richfield. In 1997, flights at the Salt Lake AP were
canceled or delayed due to heavy fog. In 2000, dense fog at the Salt
Lake AP may have contributed to a jet shearing off a row of runway
Dec. 31: In 1965, a man was killed in an avalanche in Park City. In
1975, a major winter storm produced near-blizzard conditions across
northern Utah, resulting in numerous vehicle accidents and damages
totaling $300,000. In 1998, a New year's Eve storm caused hazardous
driving conditions. In 2002, at least 40 accidents occurred in Salt Lake
City due to snow. In 2005, two snowshoers were hit by an avalanche on
Mt. Timpanogos near Emerald Lake. One person survived and the other

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