A Wet July Across Southeast Colorado

The summer monsoon was very active across the state early in the month of July, and then took a brief hiatus through the middle of the month, before becoming very active again at the end of the month., especially across southeastern Colorado. With that said, above to much above normal precipitation has been recorded across much of south central and southeast Colorado through the month of July thus far, with the following graphic indicating precipitation totals across the state through 4 pm July 31th. 

In Colorado Springs, total precipitation for the month of July through 6 pm Thursday, July 31st, has been 4.63 inches. This is 1.79 inches above normal for the month, and would be tied with July of 1997 as the 14th wettest July on record, if no other precipitation is recorded. This, however, remains well below the 6.59 inches of rain recorded in July of 1930.

In Pueblo, total precipitation for the month of July through 6 pm Thursday, July 31st,  has been 3.28 inches.  This is 1.22 inches above normal for the month, thus far, and would be the 16th wettest July on record, if no other precipitation is recorded. This, however, remains well below the 6.72 inches of rain recorded in July of 1895.

 In Alamosa, total precipitation for the month of July through 6 pm Thursday, July 31st has been 1.52 inches.  This is 0.55 inches above normal for the month, and would be tied with July of 1965 as the 17th wettest July on record, if no other precipitation is recorded. This, however, remains well below the 3.50 inches of rain recorded in July of 1968.  

July of 2014, will likely break a few records though, with Tuesday's (July 29th) 24 hour precipitation total of 6.9 inches in Eads setting a maximum 1 day precipitation record in Eads. The previous record was 6.15 inches set on August 14th, 1968. The 6.9 inches of rain in Eads on Tuesday also help to break the monthly record precipitation for July, with 8.56 inches recorded through July 30th.  The previous record was 6.10 inches set in July of 2006.

 



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