First Tornado in Utah this Year Touches Down in Apple Valley

apple valley utah tornado
Photo by Jayson Despain

APPLE VALLEY – Residents in Apple Valley witnessed the first tornado to touch down in Utah this year. What appears to be a dust devil to many, has been confirmed by the National Weather Service as the the first tornado to touchdown in Utah.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports Wednesday’s tornado was classified as an EF-0, the weakest classification on the Enhanced Fujita Scale.

Jayson Despain took this video of the tornado for St. George News.

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  • tyler August 25, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Lmao! really??? That is NOT a tornado, look at that blue sky! It’s clearly nothing more than a big dust devil, common in desert. Watch the Weather channel’s Storm Stories if yall haven;t been to Kansas, those are tornadoes

  • Not a Mormon August 25, 2011 at 8:01 pm


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