Several areas in Utah are under flood surveillance while sunny weather is forecast again

Afternoon thunderstorms are possible in Salt Lake City and St. George.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) On Tuesday, May 2, 2023, a high torrent of water skipped the meandering banks of the Weber River near Farmington Bay, inundating adjacent farmland.

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Salt Lake City will experience mostly sunny weather this week, but several areas in the state remain under flood surveillance and warnings.

The Ogden Friends of Acoustic Music have announced they are postponing the 15th Ogden Music Festival due to flooding in Fort Buenaventura, which a press release says is not expected to ease until June. The festival, which runs June 2-4, will be held at a temporary venue called Fort BDO at 600 N. Depot Drive in Ogden, just south of the Weber County Fairgrounds, the press release said.

flood warning

Low-lying areas near the banks of the Ogden River below Causey Reservoir and through the city of Huntsville will be affected by minor flooding, according to the Weather Service. The river’s flood level stands at 4.6 feet and the waterway is expected to rise to 5.4 feet by Friday.

Minor flooding will occur on the Sevier River near Hatch in Garfield County earlier this week, with moderate flooding expected through Wednesday, the Weather Service said. With a water depth of 3.9 feet, the river’s high water level, minor flooding will affect fields, bridges and low-lying structures. Later in the week, moderate flooding at a depth of 4.3 feet will affect fields, roads and bridges in lower-lying areas along the Sevier River, which is on a flood warning until further notice, according to the weather service.

The Bear River in Rich County, from below Woodruff Narrows Reservoir north to the Utah/Wyoming line, is under a flood warning through May 26, the Weather Service said. The Bear River is expected to remain high in this area for the time being, and some places that the weather service says will experience flooding are Randolph and Woodruff.

flood warning

Flooding from snowmelt continues on the Blacksmith Fork River near Hyrum, Cache County, according to the Weather Service. The flow is expected to “oscillate” daily, gradually rising each day before reaching its peak of about 7 feet on Tuesday morning, the weather service said. The flood limit for the waterway is 7.6 feet, at which point homes in Blacksmith Fork Canyon and the Country Manor subdivision will experience flooding.

The Bear River near Corinne in Box Elder County is on a flood warning until further notice, according to the Weather Service. The Weather Service said the river is expected to drop to 14 feet earlier this week and then drop back to a high water level of 15.5 feet by next weekend.

flood watch

The Weather Service forecasts that the lower Weber River in Plain City, Weber County will rise over the next week or longer, “possibly reaching flood stage depending on snowmelt and upstream dam releases” and affecting local farmland.

weather forecast

Showers and thunderstorms are expected in Salt Lake City on Sunday, with highs around 76 degrees, according to the weather service. However, the remainder of the week will be mostly sunny with the possibility of thunderstorms on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday afternoons. Highs will be in the 80s throughout the week.

In St. George, according to the weather service on Sunday, there is a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms with maximum temperatures of around 90 degrees. The rest of the week will be mostly sunny with highs in the 90’s. There is a risk of thunderstorms on Wednesday, Friday evening and Saturday.

Justin Scaccy

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