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Flooding reported in Kanab after sudden, heavy rain

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Jul 9th - 10:22pm

Officials in Kane County are issuing warnings and calling for volunteers to fill sandbags after a sudden, heavy rainfall Sunday evening caused flooding.

Residents on alert as Provo River rising

Ryan Morgan  |  Posted   May 12th - 9:15pm

Residents along the Provo River have been warned to be alert this weekend for potential flooding, as Deer Creek Dam operators work to manage the flow of water against oncoming snow melt.

Warm weather has hydrologists focused on rising waterways

Jed Boal  |  Posted   May 5th - 9:03pm

Rising temperatures and a visible snowpack in Utah's mountains has communities along the Wasatch Front keeping a close eye on the rivers and creeks that run through their neighborhoods.

Late spring snow puts avalanche monitors on alert

Sean Moody  |  Posted   Apr 25th, 2017 - 8:05pm

It may be springtime, but the canyons along the Wasatch Front got quite a bit of snow Tuesday. It's a situation that has officials at UDOT and the Utah Avalanche Center urging caution.

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

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Apr 13th, 2017 - 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, 2017 - 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, 2017 - 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, 2017 - 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, 2017 - 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, 2017 - 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, 2017 - 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, 2017 - 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, 2017 - 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, 2017 - 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, 2016 - 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, 2016 - 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, 2016 - 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, 2016 - 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, 2015 - 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, 2015 - 4:26pm

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