Strong winds, thunderstorms hit northern Utah


OGDEN, Utah – Much of northern Utah was under a severe thunderstorm warning from the National Weather Service on Saturday night.

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The NWS issued warnings by 7:30 p.m. for several areas on the Wasatch Front, as well as Foroele, Box Elder and Cache counties. From 7:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., the NWS downgraded it to a Significant Weather Advisory.

Drivers are warned of strong winds and poor visibility on motorways as well as stagnant water on roads.

Flooding can also occur in some areas.

“Turn around, do not drown if you come across flooded roads. Campers and hikers should avoid creeks or creeks,” said the NWS wrote on Twitter.

In these areas, hail up to a cent is possible, as well as wind speeds of up to 60 miles per hour.

Some areas will too warned of 70-mph “damaging winds”.

Rocky Mountain Power initially reported more than 4,000 households without power in Weber County. By 9 p.m. that number had dropped to about 300.

Nearly 3,000 more also lost power in Morgan County, but those outages have since been restored.

More than 1,500 Magna households were still without power at 9 p.m., along with several hundred others scattered across Salt Lake and Davis counties.

While “investigating” the cause of these outages, they were reported around the time these storms began to hit the area. In most of the affected areas, electricity should be restored by midnight.

Reported power lines were also reported in Lehi, but an estimate of how many residents were affected was not known.

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