Loud, fast storm dumps on Dixie; more to come

Overnight rain creates lake in the St. George News parking lot Saturday morning. St. George, Utah, June 11, 2016 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A thunderstorm raced through Southern Utah Saturday morning, startling some residents awake and leaving its mark with almost 1/2 inch of rain overnight.

National Weather Service radar map from 3:46 a.m. Saturday morning showing thunderstorms and heavy rain over St. George. June 11, 2016 | Screenshot courtesy of The Weather Channel, St. George News
National Weather Service radar map from 3:46 a.m. Saturday morning showing thunderstorms and heavy rain over St. George. June 11, 2016 | Screenshot courtesy of The Weather Channel, St. George News

The storm, which moved in an unusual southeast to northwest direction, hit the eastern section of Washington County first. A LaVerkin resident reported heavy rain with lightning and thunder.

It then moved on into the St. George area about 2:40 a.m. with lightning, loud thunderclaps and heavy rain. An Ivins monitoring station recorded 0.46 inch of rain.

The National Weather Service is calling for scattered showers and thundershowers through Monday night. This will also allow for a temporary cooling down, as the high temperature through the weekend is expected to be 90 degrees.

The temperature during the week ahead will slowly climb back up to normal levels, reaching 102 degrees by Friday.

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  • SteveSGU June 11, 2016 at 9:57 am

    Regarding the forecast, you are wrong. Beginning this afternoon, we are expecting clear skies. No rain tomorrow. Possibly a stray storm on Monday afternoon.



    • Real Life June 11, 2016 at 11:03 pm

      Well, it turns out their forecast was pretty darn accurate.

      • .... June 12, 2016 at 10:43 am


        • Real Life June 12, 2016 at 11:17 am

          You’re repeating yourself, again there skippy. Find your meds and get back with us.

      • .... June 12, 2016 at 10:46 am

        now go find your meds Low Life !

  • ladybugavenger June 11, 2016 at 11:07 am

    I missed the whole thing. zzzzzzzzz

  • hiker75 June 11, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Hmmm. The National Weather Service still has possible rain in the forecast. Wonder which weather report will be correct. Time will tell.


  • ladybugavenger June 11, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    I’m definitely not washing my car, just in case it rains again.

    • .... June 12, 2016 at 1:01 am

      Heck you ain’t gotta water the lawn tomorrow either

  • DB June 11, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    I hate to brag, but I did hear the storm last night and didn’t even get out of bed to watch the show. I lived in Texas for 25 years so I know what a REAL thunderstorm looks like. I’ve been in Utah seven years…Got here as soon as I could.

  • mmsandie June 11, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    Just remember keep an umbrella in your car if not for the weather , than a weapon if you get carjacked… Rain is good for the grass..

    • Bob June 12, 2016 at 1:16 pm

      yep, u should try poking a carjacker with an umbrella. im sure that’ll end well

      • ladybugavenger June 12, 2016 at 2:37 pm

        I better go out and buy an umbrella with a pokey end, maybe I’ll go all inspector gadget and install a taser in it and really surprise the carjacker’s.

    • Bob June 12, 2016 at 1:27 pm

      “Rain is good for the grass”


  • Kristi June 11, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    It actually started at 1:44 in Washington City. I was outside watching it… They need to learn how to tell time like they need to learn how to forecast the weather… Lol

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