Here’s a look at storm precipitation total estimates from doppler radar as of Monday at 9 a.m. courtesy of WeatherTAP. The entire state appears to have picked up more than 1″ of rain with many areas receiving over 2″ of rain. Areas in yellow and red saw more than 3″!
This summer has been very hot but not particularly dry. With an excessive number of 90º days water usage has been high and there was some concern that if dry weather persisted into the fall a drought would begin. Though some people started fretting about the impending doom of drought, this time of year (late August/September) normally brings us our heaviest rain events of the year as the tropics send moisture north after a dry summer.
This year will be no exception.