Resident John McArthur captured Sunday's electrical storm over Steamboat Springs. The storm brought rain as well, adding to what has already been a wet summer.

Courtesy of John McArthur

Resident John McArthur captured Sunday's electrical storm over Steamboat Springs. The storm brought rain as well, adding to what has already been a wet summer.

Wet July in Steamboat gives way to a wet August

Month finishes with 3.68 inches of rain

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— The trace of rain that fell on Steamboat Springs on Sunday night and into Monday morning will be recorded on Aug. 1 precipitation log, meaning the second wettest July on record in Steamboat finished with 3.68 inches of rain.

After a very damp first three weeks of the month, Steamboat weather observer Art Judson recorded just 0.18 inches of rain in the last nine days of the month at his station between downtown and the ski mountain.

The single biggest rainfall event of the month was the 1.25 inches that fell July 8. There were three other days with at least three-tenths of an inch of rain.

The rainiest July on record was in 1912, when Steamboat recorded 4.98 inches.

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction is forecasting a rainy week ahead for Steamboat as the subtropical monsoon pattern settles back into place and brings moisture through the Four Corners region to Northwest Colorado. A moderate squall moved through the area midday Monday, and similar storms are likely during the next couple of days.

To reach Tom Ross, call 970-871-4205 or email tross@SteamboatToday.com

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