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Severe Thunderstorms, Heavy Rainfall, And Flooding Possible Over The Plains; Typhoon Bualoi Approaches The CNMI

A storm system will bring the potential for severe thunderstorms capable of damaging winds, large hail, and isolated tornadoes over the south central U.S. into Monday. Heavy rainfall may also lead to flash flooding. The system will shift toward the eastern U.S. on Tuesday. Over the western Pacific, Typhoon Bualoi will intensify and impact the northern Marianna Islands over the next couple of days. Read More >

Meteorological Summer 2019 Climate Summary for Eastern Utah and Western Colorado

 

*Please note that all data mentioned is collected from our automated observing stations from 10 different airports across eastern Utah and western Colorado. Some of our cooperative observers in more remote areas may have measured warmer or colder temperatures, or more or less precipitation than what was mentioned in this summary.*

 

September 1st marked the beginning of Meteorological Fall and the conclusion of Meteorological Summer, which was observed from June 1st to August 31st. The 2019 summer season was generally hot and dry across eastern Utah and western Colorado. However, the season started off with a bang as an intense late season winter storm brought 12 to 20 inches of snow to the northern Colorado mountains on the Summer Solstice with snow levels dropping down as low as 6500 feet! July saw a good bit of monsoonal moisture move into the region which produced anything from severe wind gusts, localized heavy rain and flooding, and a significant mudslide across I-70 west of Glenwood Springs. Finally, the month of August was relatively dry and warm, though monsoonal storms produced debris flows across the Lake Christine Fire burn scar on August 4th. 9 out of 10 of our automated stations at airports across the area ended the season with below normal precipitation with the Meeker-Coulter Field Airport being the exception with 4.26 inches of precipitation for the summer season. As a result of the continued below normal precipitation, abnormally dry conditions have returned to much of the region with the moderate (D1) drought creeping back into the Four Corners.


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