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August 12, 1999 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A tornado's dark funnel cloud stalked downtown and descended during the noontime rush Wednesday, killing one person and injuring hundreds as it zigzagged an unlikely path through the heart of the city. The twister came as a total surprise in this valley, which lies on the other side of the Rocky Mountains from so-called Tornado Alley.
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February 26, 2001 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
You've heard of snow skiing? Well, this was "no" skiing. As expected, bad weather forced the cancellation of Sunday's scheduled downhill race at Snowbasin. The World Cup circuit went 0 for 3 on next year's Olympic course, losing two downhill races and a super-giant slalom to the weather. "It's very disappointing for us," Herwig Demschar, director of Alpine for the Salt Lake City Olympic Games.
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SPORTS
February 24, 2001 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
An overnight snowstorm forced the cancellation of Friday's World Cup downhill race on the Olympic course at Snowbasin. The race was a make-up for a downhill postponed Jan. 13 at Wengen, Switzerland. Race organizers are hoping to complete the regularly-scheduled downhill today and a super-giant slalom race Sunday. "Today's race is definitely less important than tomorrow's race," U.S. Ski Team media coordinator Scott Flanders said of the cancellation.
SPORTS
February 24, 2001 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
An overnight snowstorm forced the cancellation of Friday's World Cup downhill race on the Olympic course at Snowbasin. The race was a make-up for a downhill postponed Jan. 13 at Wengen, Switzerland. Race organizers are hoping to complete the regularly-scheduled downhill today and a super-giant slalom race Sunday. "Today's race is definitely less important than tomorrow's race," U.S. Ski Team media coordinator Scott Flanders said of the cancellation.
NEWS
April 20, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
A wintry storm swept through the Rockies with up to a foot of snow and strong winds Sunday. Waves whipped from Utah's Great Salt Lake forced closure of some lanes of a freeway. In Richmond, Va., meanwhile, the James River began slowly receding after inundating 1 1/2 square miles of the city, and merchants were allowed back into a low-lying area of downtown businesses. Many had moved their goods to higher ground.
SPORTS
February 26, 2001 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
You've heard of snow skiing? Well, this was "no" skiing. As expected, bad weather forced the cancellation of Sunday's scheduled downhill race at Snowbasin. The World Cup circuit went 0 for 3 on next year's Olympic course, losing two downhill races and a super-giant slalom to the weather. "It's very disappointing for us," Herwig Demschar, director of Alpine for the Salt Lake City Olympic Games.
NEWS
April 24, 1999 | From Associated Press
Winds gusting to more than 100 mph swept across northern Utah on Friday, overturning 20 tractor-trailers, knocking out power to as many as 6,000 homes and forcing schools to close. No injuries were reported. Strong winds are common in Utah during the spring and fall. But Friday's windstorm was the most severe in 15 years, said William Adler, a National Weather Service forecaster. A 113-mph gust was recorded at the Brigham City Airport, with sustained winds reaching 72 mph.
NEWS
February 26, 1998 | Reuters
El Nino came here on Wednesday, dumping up to 26 inches of snow on the foothills, closing schools, tying up highways and shutting down the airport. Heavy storms also hit Wyoming, where Interstate 80, the main east-west route through the state, was closed from Laramie to Cheyenne. Salt Lake City International Airport was closed for more than six hours, its longest stretch in 28 years.
NEWS
January 13, 1997 | Associated Press
An estimated 4,000 skiers and snowboarders were stranded for much of the weekend after 2 feet of fresh snow and avalanches blocked a canyon highway. Roads were cleared Sunday night, allowing them to leave. The highway to the Snowbird and Alta ski resorts became blocked Saturday afternoon. By late Sunday, it was open enough to let people go back home.
NEWS
August 4, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Lightning killed two Boy Scouts and injured a third as they huddled under a tree on a camping trip in the Uinta National Forest in northeast Utah, officials said. The lightning bolt struck a pine tree that members of Boy Scout Troop 329 from Brigham City, Utah, were huddled under during a storm, the Scouts told authorities.
NEWS
August 12, 1999 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A tornado's dark funnel cloud stalked downtown and descended during the noontime rush Wednesday, killing one person and injuring hundreds as it zigzagged an unlikely path through the heart of the city. The twister came as a total surprise in this valley, which lies on the other side of the Rocky Mountains from so-called Tornado Alley.
NEWS
April 24, 1999 | From Associated Press
Winds gusting to more than 100 mph swept across northern Utah on Friday, overturning 20 tractor-trailers, knocking out power to as many as 6,000 homes and forcing schools to close. No injuries were reported. Strong winds are common in Utah during the spring and fall. But Friday's windstorm was the most severe in 15 years, said William Adler, a National Weather Service forecaster. A 113-mph gust was recorded at the Brigham City Airport, with sustained winds reaching 72 mph.
NEWS
February 26, 1998 | Reuters
El Nino came here on Wednesday, dumping up to 26 inches of snow on the foothills, closing schools, tying up highways and shutting down the airport. Heavy storms also hit Wyoming, where Interstate 80, the main east-west route through the state, was closed from Laramie to Cheyenne. Salt Lake City International Airport was closed for more than six hours, its longest stretch in 28 years.
NEWS
January 15, 1997 | Associated Press
Three backcountry skiers were killed in an avalanche that crushed their tent. The men were found Monday inside their sleeping bags under 5 feet of snow after a slide that roared down Razorback Ridge. The men had apparently been waiting out a blizzard that brought howling winds and windchill readings of 50 below zero.
NEWS
January 13, 1997 | Associated Press
An estimated 4,000 skiers and snowboarders were stranded for much of the weekend after 2 feet of fresh snow and avalanches blocked a canyon highway. Roads were cleared Sunday night, allowing them to leave. The highway to the Snowbird and Alta ski resorts became blocked Saturday afternoon. By late Sunday, it was open enough to let people go back home.
NEWS
August 4, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Lightning killed two Boy Scouts and injured a third as they huddled under a tree on a camping trip in the Uinta National Forest in northeast Utah, officials said. The lightning bolt struck a pine tree that members of Boy Scout Troop 329 from Brigham City, Utah, were huddled under during a storm, the Scouts told authorities.
NEWS
January 15, 1997 | Associated Press
Three backcountry skiers were killed in an avalanche that crushed their tent. The men were found Monday inside their sleeping bags under 5 feet of snow after a slide that roared down Razorback Ridge. The men had apparently been waiting out a blizzard that brought howling winds and windchill readings of 50 below zero.
NEWS
June 28, 1988
Scattered thunderstorms boomed from the West to the Southeast in the wake of tornadoes, winds and lightning a day earlier. "We've got trees down, fences down--you name it; we've got a mess," Police Sgt. Joe Deich said in Greensboro, N.C., following Sunday's storms. In Utah, a search resumed for a 41-year-old man who was swept away during a sudden storm Sunday at Utah Lake in which a 10-year-old boy drowned.
NEWS
April 20, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
A wintry storm swept through the Rockies with up to a foot of snow and strong winds Sunday. Waves whipped from Utah's Great Salt Lake forced closure of some lanes of a freeway. In Richmond, Va., meanwhile, the James River began slowly receding after inundating 1 1/2 square miles of the city, and merchants were allowed back into a low-lying area of downtown businesses. Many had moved their goods to higher ground.
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