Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Lightning
State UTAH
County/Area GARFIELD
WFO SLC
Begin Date 08/18/2011 11:25:00 MST-7
Begin Range 3
Begin Azimuth S
Begin Location BRYCE CANYON
Begin Lat/Lon 37.62/-112.17
End Date 08/18/2011 11:25:00 MST-7
Deaths Direct/Indirect 1/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative The flash flooding threat began again in the middle of the month, with the largest flash floods in Capitol Reef National Park and along the Escalante River. Isolated large hail was reported with a couple of storms, and cloud-to-ground lightning struck a couple individuals.
Event Narrative A 51-year-old German tourist in Bryce Canyon National Park was hiking with his family along the Rim Trail near Sunset Point, when an isolated thunderstorm moved into the area. Most of the family ran toward their car, but the man sought refuge under a large Ponderosa Pine. A bolt of lightning stuck the tree, with some of the energy being transferred to the man, and he died at the scene.


Event Fatality Details

Type Age Gender Fatality Location
Death 51 Male Under Tree


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 1 1 0.00K 0.00K
BRYCE CANYON GARFIELD CO. UT 08/18/2011 11:25 MST-7 Lightning 1 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILSON WEBER CO. UT 08/19/2011 08:15 MST-7 Lightning 0 1 0.00K 0.00K
MURRAY SALT LAKE CO. UT 08/20/2011 17:40 MST-7 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FRUITA WAYNE CO. UT 08/20/2011 18:00 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ESCALANTE GARFIELD CO. UT 08/21/2011 14:05 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ESCALANTE GARFIELD CO. UT 08/21/2011 14:20 MST-7 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
(U17)BULLFROG (AMOS) KANE CO. UT 08/21/2011 16:10 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FRUITA WAYNE CO. UT 08/22/2011 13:00 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ESCALANTE GARFIELD CO. UT 08/22/2011 13:55 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 1 1 0.00K 0.00K