Trees Blown Down Star Valley Ranch Sunday Afternoon

Trees Blown Down Star Valley Ranch Sunday Afternoon

One of several large trees downed Sunday afternoon vicinity Green Canyon in Star Valley Ranch

Thunderstorms moved off the Salt Range toward the northwest mid afternoon Sunday accompanied by lightning, a little rain and locally damaging winds. It was discovered this morning that several large fir and aspen trees had been downed by the winds vicinity Green Canyon in Star Valley Ranch about 3:30 pm.  While the storms did not show up as very intense on radar  a couple of videos from the valley weather cams caught the  downburst winds as they crossed the valley.

The  video from the Bedford Cam  illustrates the storm moving northwest off the Salt Range across Star Valley Ranch

 

 

This is most likely  the photo at the time of the downburst.

Photo at 3:30 pm MDT Sunday May 27 2018

 

The cam on the north side of Star Valley Ranch  clearly show the down burst  winds moving northwest toward  Etna where winds gusted to 55 mph at the Elementary School Weather Station at 3:30pm.

 


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