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Storm Pounds Parts of Northern Utah

Storm Pounds Parts of Northern Utah

Posted - Jun. 20, 2004 at 9:43 p.m.



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(KSL News/AP) A wild night in northern Utah, as rain, hail, lightning and strong winds race through.

The storm, accompanied by lightning and hail the size of quarters, affected portions of Box Elder, Cache and Rich counties, causing some minor power outages.

Storm Pounds Parts of Northern Utah

The large thundercells hit about 5:30, and moved eastward, dropping more than 1 inch of rain on parts of Brigham City in less than 15 minutes.

The storm didn't last long, but it unleashed just about everything it had.

Kevin Terry/ Brigham City Resident: "One minute the black clouds came over from the north. A few minutes later it was a torrent of rain and snow and sleet."

The winds and hail shredded leaves off of trees, and did a number on tomato plants and flower gardens.

Storm Pounds Parts of Northern Utah

In some neighborhoods, there were rivers of mud and debris which flowed into at least four basements.

The hardest hit area received 1.10 inches of water starting at about 5:20 p.m. Sunday, said Dave Sanders, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

Sanders said the storm qualified as a 100-year storm for that area.

But it wasn't all bad. At Mary Christiansen park in Brigham City, the kids had a ball. They grabbed their inner tubes and took advantage of the brand new pond that formed in the park.

(The Associated Press contributed to this story)

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