Saturday rain doesn't help drought

By: KKCO - Email
By: KKCO - Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo (KKCO) The National Weather Service reported 0.48 inches fell Saturday. The previous record was 0.27. But, we're still about 2.5 inches below normal rainfall for this time of year.

Saturday kicked off the monsoon season, which usually comes in middle of July.

"Right now the moisture hasn't been here long enough to have an effect on the fuels or vegetation around the state. Trees and so forth remain stressed in the short term it does moisten enough so the grasses aren't as flashy; however, it will only take a couple of days before that becomes a problem again," says Meteorologist Norv Larson with the National Weather Service.

Larson says the outlook for the rest of the summer points towards above normal temperatures, which usually means few clouds and could indicate little precipitation.

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