Wetter August tries to make up for a dry summer

DENVER — Denver has received more than double its average August rainfall to date, recovering some of the deficit of summer.

Yet, many other areas of the state are well ahead of average for the summer, including Alamosa, which has almost tripled its average total.

Denver sits with only 52 percent of its average rainfall for the summer.

That might seem hard to believe considering the number of wet days recently. There has been 1.71 inches of moisture at Denver International Airport in August; 0.65 inches is the average to date.

Just another inch of rainfall will be enough to make the top 20 wettest Augusts on record.

That’s a pretty remarkable statement considering the number of dry days since June 1, the meteorological start to summer.

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