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Salt Lake City sets new daily precipitation record

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Clouds hang over the Wasatch Mountains and the Salt Lake Valley on Tuesday, April 27, 2021.

Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

Salt Lake City International Airport has passed the previous daily precipitation record for April 26, set in 2012 at 0.79 inches, with 0.8 inches of rain on Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

The storm also brought snow to Big and Little Cottonwood canyons, putting in place requirements for four-wheel drives or chains when driving the roads, according to the Utah Department of Transportation.

The weather service said some areas in Salt Lake Valley broke the 1-inch rain mark.


A man with an umbrella walks in the rain along Main Street and about 2100 South in Salt Lake City on Monday, April 26, 2021.

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News