Rainy Monday breaks weather records

By: KKCO 11 News Email
By: KKCO 11 News Email

Grand Junction, Colo (KKCO) A steady stream of rainfall throughout Western Colorado Monday morning meant soggy school kids, drenched workers and a gloomy start to the workweek. But the much needed rain didn't damper weather forecasters spirits, because the system is one for the record books.

According to the National Weather Service, the moisture meant a new daily maximum rainfall for this day, September 9th. Grand Junction saw 0.59 inches through 1:40 pm. The old record was 0.54 inches set in 1933 and 1924.

KKCO 11 News weatherman Butch McCain told us last week when we were seeing 90 degree days, that this week we'd be closer to normal temperatures, and he was right. High temperatures struggled to get out of the 60s today, a more than 20 degree cool down from the weekends high temperatures in the 80s and 90s.

This moisture is expected to stay with us for the next few days, Butch will have your No-Wait weather forecast to break down the storm tonight on KKCO 11 News at 5:30.

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