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(SALT LAKE CITY) — Dust storms have wreaked havoc in Fresno, Las Vegas, and west of Salt Lake City — the worst of it in Utah where a deadly pileup occurred on I-80.

Winds gusted to 80 mph, blinding drivers with dust and knocking over semis.


Crazy dust storm!

A video posted by Kerry Farnsworth (@kerryfarnsworth) on Apr 14, 2015 at 3:08pm PDT

Salt Lake City went from 76 degrees at 2:00 p.m. to 35 degrees and snowing at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday. That’s a 40 degree temperature drop in just four hours. Winds at the airport were sustained at 50 mph with gusts to 64 mph as the cold front moved through.



The cold front just came through! Visibilities are down to 1/4 mile in the dust storm. #UofU #utwx pic.twitter.com/pBylKTcsVb

— U of U Ute Weather (@UteWeather) April 14, 2015


Welcome snow continued in Salt Lake City on Wednesday. At least 5 inches has fallen at Salt Lake International Airport; that’s more than the last three months combined. It’s their least snowy season on record so far.


Welcome back winter! Lake Effect Snow coming down in Salt Lake City

A photo posted by Judge (@jpleverich) on Apr 15, 2015 at 8:35am PDT


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