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Jul 22, 2013 8:50 AM by Stephen Bowers

Soaking rain falls over the weekend

Soaking rain fell this past weekend, especially right along the Front Range. Rainfall totals on Friday and Saturday more than doubled the rainfall totals for the month of July.

In Colorado Springs 1.99" of rain fell from Friday through Sunday. In that same three-day period, 1.28" of rain fell in Pueblo. The heaviest rain was reported right along the Southern Front Range. Areas to the north, including Denver and Fort Collins, stayed mostly dry with only trace amounts of rain falling in those areas.

For the year, Colorado Springs is still below the average of 9.35" by nearly two inches. Pueblo is more than three inches below the average-to-date of 7.15". 

So far this year, 7.60" of precipitation (liquid equivalent) has fallen in Colorado Springs. In Pueblo, 3.77" of precipitation has fallen. 


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