Basin gets blasted by violent weather

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A series of strong thunderstorms spawned a funnel cloud in Uintah County and sparked several small wildfires in Duchesne County on Thursday. The storms brought heavy rain, thunder, lightning, and even hail to Duchesne just after 2 p.m. Then, as the system advanced through the Uintah Basin, it caused flash floods south of Randlett, winds in excess of 60 mph near Pelican Lake, and golf-ball size hail in Naples.