Salt Lake City, UT Currently Experiencing 7th Rainiest August on Record

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This has been the seventh wettest August on record for Salt Lake City—and there’s still a week left to go. 

“We rank [this August] in Salt Lake City as the seventh wettest August on record with the amount of water—well over two inches of water here,” KSL Metereorologist Grant Weyman said Monday.

Salt Lake City has more thunderstorms in August than any other month according to Current Results. August storms that produce half and inch or more of rain in one day occur just once every five years. This month, Salt Lake City has already recieved over two inches of rainfall after lots of heavy rain, thunderstorms, and flooding impacted the state’s capital.


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2 thoughts on “Salt Lake City, UT Currently Experiencing 7th Rainiest August on Record

    1. Context and details are important!

      Summer of 2021 in Salt Lake: tied for most 100 degree days in a summer (21), lowest lake level in history, hottest daily temp (107 degrees), hottest mean temp June-Aug (hotter than the previous by 2.1 degrees), hottest June-Aug 22nd on record (even with exceptionally cool days in Aug), earliest 100 degree day ever recorded (June 4th), salt lake county still listed as in “exceptional drought.”

      But you’re right, we did get good rain in August!

      Sources: Wasatch Snow Forecast, Wasatch Weather Weenies

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