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A look back at the rainiest days and years in Utah history

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Apr 13th - 7:04pm

It has been an extremely wet water year around the state. Some areas are experiencing historic amounts of rain, while others are just well above average. As history shows, there isn't really any rhyme or reason to when Utah gets high amounts of rain.

Spring flooding? Season of extremes means 'anyone's guess'

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Mar 14th - 6:24pm

Saturday's high temperatures are projected to be in the mid-70s along the Wasatch Front, 20 degrees higher than what is typical this time of year. The last few months have been ones of extremes, and experts are warning Utah residents to be prepared.

Warm temperatures are best-case scenario for northern Utah

Jed Boal  |  Posted   Mar 13th - 8:33pm

The warm weather will allow communities in Box Elder, Cache and Weber counties hit hard by flooding to dry out and reduce saturation, water experts say.

Residents along Ogden River keeping a watchful eye on water levels

Sean Moody  |  Posted   Mar 5th - 11:13pm

As winter weather moves in, people are still dealing with high water in northern Utah. Residents in Ogden Canyon, in particular, are keeping a wary eye on the Ogden River.

Melting snow means a foot of water a day for East Canyon State Park Reservoir

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted   Mar 5th - 10:05am

As rising temperatures cause the snowpack to melt, officials at East Canyon Reservoir say the rising water is expected to fill the reservoir.

What drought? USU weather center records highest 6-month precipitation total

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 1:44pm

It has been a wet few months in northern Utah, where snow and rain have led to flooding across the region. Behind it is record-setting precipitation with a year's worth amount in just six months.

Tremonton residents cautiously optimistic for reprieve from flooding

Ben Lockhart and Mike Anderson  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:13pm

One day after flooding in Tremonton damaged multiple homes, officials are hopeful that weather patterns will give the city a chance to recover.

No Utah dams currently a cause for concern, official says

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   Feb 13th - 8:34pm

Despite significant dam crises in California and Nevada so far this month, no state-inspected dams in Utah are currently considered to be of special concern, according to the state's leading expert in the safety of such structures.

Survey puts Utah's average snowpack at 167% of normal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 5th - 9:31am

Utah's snowpack is deeper than normal following heavy snowfall during January, but a National Weather Service hydrologist says it's too early to say the state is in great shape.

Another strong winter storm is on the way for northern Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jan 22nd - 10:48pm

National Weather Service meteorologists say another storm is expected to hit Utah late Sunday and into Monday, bringing with it the possibility of even more snow.

Dry July worsens northern Utah's drought conditions

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Aug 4th - 9:21pm

Hot temperatures and little rain in July is worsening the state's ability to counter the effects of a prolonged drought. The U.S. Drought Monitor now classifies some areas as in moderate drought and much of northwest Utah remains abnormally dry.

Water runoff picking up, creating dangers

Jed Boal  |  Posted   May 13th - 7:24pm

The wet, cool spring has held off the runoff, but the flow is picking up and high-elevation streams like Big Cottonwood Creek will continue to rise until they peak around Memorial Day. That has safety experts warning people to keep their distance.

Myths vs. facts: What you should do to stay safe in a lightning storm

Carlos Baquerizo, Contributor  |  Posted   May 11th - 3:12pm

More rain and thunder are coming Utah's way and the American Red Cross released expert safety advice to get everyone ready for the thunderstorm season.

Cold, wet storm exactly what reservoirs needed

Jed Boal  |  Posted   Apr 15th - 8:55pm

The cold, wet storm that certainly dampened some spring activities this week is exactly what our reservoirs needed after four very dry years, hydrologists say.

User submitted photos: Utah's record snowstorm

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted   Dec 15th - 3:44pm

Some areas of Utah received record snowfall during Monday's storm, and many residents captured the magic of playing in it, as well as the damage caused by it.

Absurdly hot October sets 8th heat record this year

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 21st - 4:26pm

Even in a record-breaking hot year for Earth, October stood out as absurdly warm.

What to do if you get caught in a flood

Celeste Tholen Rosenlof and Brittany Copeland  |  Posted   Sep 16th - 8:50am

How can Utahns best prepare, and what should they do, if faced with flooding like that in Hildale and Zion National Park?

Video: Local flash flood-chaser films largest event he's seen

Martha Ostergar  |  Posted   Sep 1st - 2:31pm

A local flood-chaser said the largest flash flood he's seen happened last weekend in Southern Utah.

Great Salt Lake's Iranian 'twin' is drying up

John Hollenhorst  |  Posted   Jul 12th - 11:13pm

An inland sea in Iran may provide a lesson for its twin in Utah: the Great Salt Lake may disappear if we take too much water. Scientists from both countries are sharing information, hoping to avoid a disaster in Utah like the one in Iran.

Kaysville Water Parade to soak onlookers, spread conservation message

Mike Anderson  |  Posted   Jul 1st - 8:53pm

Attendees at the Kaysville Water Parade this Saturday should be prepared to get soaked. Organizers say they will use the parade to send a conservation message.

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