Dazzling Lightning Illuminates Utah Sky

Lightning illuminated the night sky over Utah County on Wednesday, August 25, as meteorologists warned of electrical storms producing gusty winds through the evening.

Footage captured from JP Andersen in Saratoga Springs, facing east, shows dazzling forks of lightning snaking downward near Utah Lake.

The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City had earlier advised residents to “secure loose items and slow down if dust impairs visibility on roadways” and reported wind speeds of up to 55 mph in parts of Salt Lake Valley. It also recommended that boaters on Utah Lake “head to shore” as it forecasted “gusts as high as 45 mph with passing showers.” Credit: JP Andersen via Storyful

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