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Thunderstorms convey sturdy wind gusts, potential for hail throughout Utah

Lightning is seen placing in Santaquin throughout a Utah thunderstorm on Tuesday. (Angella Garlick)

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SALT LAKE CITY — A thunderstorm introduced excessive wind gusts to areas throughout the Wasatch Entrance because it moved by way of the world Tuesday night.

Wind gusts of greater than 70 miles per hour had been reported with the storm, which moved by way of Tooele and headed by way of Salt Lake and Davis counties, in line with the Nationwide Climate Service in Salt Lake Metropolis. There was additionally potential for hail as much as 1 inch in diameter, the climate service mentioned.

Numerous areas of Kane County, Millard County and Tooele county had been underneath vital climate advisories till 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, with gusts as much as 50 miles per hour. The climate service suggested individuals in these areas to take shelter as a result of excessive winds and to safe light-weight objects in the course of the storm.

Tooele, Salt Lake, Davis and Weber counties, together with West Valley Metropolis, Salt Lake Metropolis, Bountiful, Farmington, Layton and Clearfield had been underneath a extreme thunderstorm warning till 6:15 p.m.

At 5:45 p.m., the climate service mentioned it was raining “very very closely” on the Salt Lake Metropolis Worldwide Airport. The climate service additionally acquired a report of a 78 miles per hour wind gust related to the storms.

The Weber County Sheriff’s Workplace suggested individuals to arrange their properties and yards for extreme climate, together with sturdy downslope winds, from Tuesday night by way of Wednesday. Further assist from Rocky Mountain Energy has been referred to as into Weber County as a result of potential for energy outages within the space, the sheriff’s workplace mentioned.

The storm additionally suspended warmups for the Salt Lake Bees’ sequence finale Tuesday in opposition to Sacramento.

The Bees (42-47) had been scheduled to go in opposition to the RiverCats at 6:35 p.m. MT, however groundskeepers positioned a tarp over the sphere whereas ready out the storm. The sport was postponed and won’t be instantly made up. Sacramento was scheduled to go away city Wednesday morning, and the Bees are at present scheduled to host the Reno Aces in a six-game sequence starting Thursday.

Tickets for Tuesday’s recreation might be exchanged digitally for a future Bees recreation at https://bit.ly/SLRainout2021.

In the meantime, a storm close to Kanosh in southern Utah introduced the potential for pingpong ball-sized hail to the world, the climate service mentioned. There was additionally some rotation noticed with the storm, which might have doubtlessly led to a twister watch or warning, the climate service mentioned.

Extra rain and cooler air is predicted Wednesday, in line with KSL meteorologist Grant Weyman. Snow might even be doable in very excessive elevations Wednesday, he added. Extra rain is feasible on Saturday.

The complete climate forecast is out there at ksl.com/climate.

Contributing: Sean Walker and Tyler Pratt, KSL.com

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Jacob Klopfenstein is a breaking information reporter and leisure editor for KSL.com. He has been with KSL.com since 2017 and is initially from Indiana. He has beforehand reported for newspapers in Auburn, Indiana and Cortez, Colorado.

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