Hopes were dashed at the Professor Powder abode last night as storms over the Salt Lake Valley left us high and dry.
The storms moved over the Oquirrh Mountains around dinner time.
And they brought measurable rain to many sites in the Salt Lake Valley, including a few that reached 0.15 inches. Imagine that!
However, we barely traced at my house and a scant trace was also all that was observed at the Salt Lake City International Airport.
Thus, two ugly streaks continue at the airport. The first is the number of consecutive days with a minimum temperature at or above 70ºF. We are now at 15, which is an all-time record. Last night's minimum was 74, so it is likely we'll stretch the record at least another day.
The second ugly streak is consecutive days without measurable precipitation, which now sits at 34. That's not a record, but it's still a long time without a decent shower.
The models have been suggesting that we might have a modest monsoon surge into northern Utah tomorrow. However, they've been fickle on strength and northern extent. This morning's NAM, for example, puts the higher moisture and shower activity right on the Salt Lake County doorstep by tomorrow afternoon.
Bottom line: Do frequent rain dances over the next 36 hours and hope for the best.