Heavy rain from a strong surge of tropical moisture that moved in from Arizona and Mexico drenched Zion National Park and a number of other areas Sunday. And much of the state should receive moderate to heavy amounts of rain again Monday.
Zion Park had received 2.53 inches of rain by Monday morning with 1.50 inches of that amount falling between 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Springdale, Washington County, reported 1 inch of rain in 20 minutes Sunday afternoon, said William J. Alder, meteorologist in charge of the Salt Lake forecast office of the National Weather Service."Street flooding occurred in Springdale, and I suspect flooding extended into the park. But I haven't heard of any substantial problems," Alder said.
Woodland, Summit County, reported 1 inch of rain in 90 minutes Sunday afternoon. Doppler radar showed that a similar amount of rain fell over Deseret Peak, west of Tooele. Other precipitation amounts Sunday included Grants-ville, 0.26; Kamas and St. George, both 0.33; Alta, 0.30; Toquerville, Hurricane and Dameron Valley, all Washington County, 0.20, 0.11 and 0.39, respectively; Monticello, 0.40; Coalville, 0.17; and Delta, Millard County, 0.17.
With the air saturated with moisture and extensive cloud cover, the potential for heavy rain exists statewide through Tuesday, but things should start to dry out midweek. Temperatures will reach only the 80s along the Wasatch Front Monday and Tuesday, Alder said.