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August 1, 2006 Storm Damage

On August 1, 2006, an extremely strong weather front moved along the Wasatch Front.  In most area, the result was a few minutes of extremely heavy rainfall, in a few localized areas, there was damage due to high wind and localized flooding.

One of those areas that suffered damage was in the Millcreek area - where Glen lives - and here are a few pictures of the damage.

Was it just a high wind, a microburst, a tiny tornado?  The anemometer recorded a peak of 85 miles an hour - enough to cause plenty of damage on its own.

Video during the storm:

Here are some video clips that captured the fury of the storm.  As you can see, it started out fairly calmly - and then a squall line moved through, knocking over the trees and rearranging the landscape.  As quickly as it happened, most of the fury was gone - but the extremely heavy rain overflowed the rain gutters on the house within just two minutes of the first drops - which fell about a minute before these videos begin.

These videos are in MPEG1 format with no sound.  To view them, you may need to right-click on the link and then save them to your hard drive and them play them from there.

Aftermath Pictures:

Last page update:  20060802

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