August 21, 2018


Weather –

  • A Hazardous Weather Outlook for all of Utah. Widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected today. Smoke will continue to affect northern Utah.
  • A Flash Flood Watch for much of the area east of I-15 and south of Highway 40, which includes Zion National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, and Glen Canyon Recreation Area. Numerous showers and thunderstorms are forecast to develp along the spine of the mountains and across the eastern Utah valleys today. This activity has the potential to bring heavy rainfall. Flash flooding is a significant concern near burn scars, slick rock, slot canyons, and normally dry washes. Flooding and debris flows may impact travel.

Harmful Algal Bloom  – The Southwest Health Department has issued a Warning Advisory for Panguitch Lake due to harmful algal bloom. Lincoln Beach and Lincoln Marina at Utah Lake are under a Danger Advisory and are now closed.Algal Bloom Warning Advisories remain in effect for Manning Meadow Reservoir, Mill Meadow Reservoir, Otter Creek Reservoir, Matt Warner Reservoir, Scofield Reservoir, and the rest of Utah Lake. Click here for more information.


AAir Quality-  The Utah Department of Environmental Quality has issued Air Quality Action Days for Brigham City, Ogden, Logan, Provo, Salt Lake City, Vernal, and Tooele.

Active Fires – For a map of all active fires statewide, click here.

Drought Declarations and Conditions – 
Box Elder County, Wayne County, Grand County, Emery County, Carbon County, and San Juan County have active emergency drought declarations. Click here for current drought conditions across the State. Visit the Department of Natural Resources website for current reservoir levels and click each graph to enlarge.

Fire Restrictions –
Fire restrictions are in place across the State. Click here for active fire restrictions.

Always check your National Weather Service– SLC