Tall Tales From The Field

The Bad, the Good, The Ugly at Zion Today

Tremendous monsoonal thunderstorms ravaged Zion National Park today, closing the main road thru the park due to rock slides. But as with any storm, the aftermath can be delightful.

 

THE BAD

 

Monsoonal thunderstorms and rain swell the Virgin River at Zion National park, Utah

Monsoonal thunderstorms and rain swell the Virgin River at Zion National park, Utah

 

Monsoonal thunderstorms and rain swell the Virgin River at Zion National park, Utah

 

081016-Boulder-at-ZionFIrsw-970x546Photo courtesy of The St. George News, all others captured by Dawn2Dawn Photography

 

THE GOOD

 

The light from the setting sun shines on the The Watchman at Zion National Park, Utah

The light from the setting sun shines on the The Watchman at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The light from the setting sun shines on the West Temple at Zion National Park, Utah

The Virgin River returns to a more normal flow.

 

THE UGLY

 

Zion Springdale Flood_3393

The streets of nearby Springdale were covered with mud.

 

Zion Storm Clouds Night_3407

Menacing clouds approached later in the night.

 

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9 responses

  1. Those clouds in the last image are gorgeous in their foreshadowing.

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    August 11, 2016 at 6:01 AM

  2. Wonderful images to document the contrasting sides of a big storm. Zion is such a beautiful place…(Suzanne)

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    August 11, 2016 at 6:27 AM

  3. Your photos are always amazing.

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    August 11, 2016 at 6:45 AM

  4. Lovely photos. I could smell the desert rain and it reminds me of how delicious the desert is during and after a rainstorm. .the heat washed away.

    Those clouds in the last photo are so unusual looking.

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    August 11, 2016 at 8:19 AM

  5. The mammatus clouds at the end are one of those rare sight that always inspire awe. Great shots of what storms in arid regions can do.

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    August 13, 2016 at 11:46 AM

    • I’m glad you mentioned mammatus clouds, didn’t know that!

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      August 15, 2016 at 5:13 PM

      • They generally foretell a strong storm, so while beautiful, not something we like to see coming at us!

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        August 15, 2016 at 6:42 PM

  6. Your work is breathtaking!

    Like

    August 15, 2016 at 4:49 AM

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