USA: Snow fell in Utah in August

USA: Snow fell in Utah in August
USA: Snow fell in Utah in August

Snowbird Resort, located in Little Cottonwood Canyon, posted a photo of snowfall - especially rare in August - on Thursday morning as a cold front swept through Utah this week.

Utah Department of Transportation traffic cameras also recorded snow in High Wintas and other mountainous areas on Thursday morning.

National Weather Service meteorologists said snow and "fall-winter" temperatures are expected on Thursday in areas above 9,000 feet as a cold front passes through the state. In Alta, also located in Cottonwood Canyons, temperatures are expected to drop on Thursday, according to the meteorological service.

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The storm, which brought a lot of rain, significantly cooled temperatures across the state during the hot summer. Utah saw record lows on Thursday, including 51 degrees at Bullfrog, near Lake Powell, breaking a record low of 13 degrees set in 1972.

Records for the most rainfall are recorded throughout Utah

In many localities in Utah, work is still underway to deal with the floods that occurred on Tuesday and Wednesday.

As of Thursday afternoon, the meteorological service had issued just two flood warnings and advice. The warning was issued in the Altona area in Duchenne County, and the recommendation in the Delta area, where a record 4.39 inches of rainfall fell on Tuesday and Wednesday evening alone. Southeastern Utah, including Arches National Park, Moab and Monticello, has a flash flood warning until Thursday evening.

The National Weather Service said it had broken all kinds of daytime rainfall records on Wednesday, with some already broken on Thursday. Deseret, Millard County received 5.43 inches of rain on Wednesday, 3.43 inches more than the previous one-day record in its history. The old record was set in February 1915, according to the meteorological service.

New Harmony in Washington County received 4.43 inches of rain on Wednesday, breaking the previous day's record of 1.38 inches set in 1983. On Thursday, according to the weather service, another 2.25 inches fell in the city. This broke another day's record. Bryce Canyon National Park broke its record on August 18, gaining 1.81 inches on Wednesday; and with 1.70 inches of rainfall as of 10 a.m. Thursday, it broke the record on August 19.

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