Grand Valley Gets Record Rain

The weather Thursday is much different then the severe storm the Grand Valley saw Wednesday. Forecaster Paul Frisbie with the National Weather Service says a number of events came together to create a major storm event that brought more than an inch of rain.

The weather system formed in the Wasatch Mountains east of Salt Lake City, Utah and moved eastward. Fueled by moisture swept in from a tropical storm off the coast of Mexico, a storm that would usually break up over the San Rafael Swell continued eastward pounding Utah before heading into the Grand Valley.

By 3:00 meteorologists knew a significant storm was about to occur. By the time the last of several storms left the area, about fifteen per cent of the Grand Valley's annual precipitation had fallen, setting a new record for the day. Observers were still reporting rain and hail in the southwestern part of the state mid–Thursday as the last of the system moved through.

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