Thursday, August 21, 2014

Wet Streak to Continue

It's been a great month for plants in northern Utah and the unsettled weather will likely continue through Saturday.

For all intensive purposes, our wet weather began in late July.  Since July 28th, measurable precipitation totaling 1.47 inches has been recored on 10 days, with trace amounts on 3 additional days.  That's about double the climatological average for the period (around 0.77 inches).

Over the past 30 days, precipitation across most of northwest Utah is now running 150% or more above average and in some instances more than 300% of average.

Source: NWS
More rain is coming.  In addition to the unsettled monsoon weather, a broad mid-latitude trough is moving into the area and is expected to interact with the monsoon moisture and further stimulate precipitation late Friday and Saturday.

So, we should have a very impressive precipitation anomaly relative to average for the 30-day period ending Saturday.  What a great summer! 


  1. I think you mean "for all intents and purposes". :)

    1. Yup. I've been in a tropical paradise for too long...