Trees Blown Down Star Valley Ranch Sunday Afternoon
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.
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.