5.5″ in 24hrs, after 8 days over 70
The full moon three weeks ago blew in with a hot dry wind, evaporating winter overnight. Nighttime lows have been average daytime highs, with daytime highs 20-30 over, setting many dire records: like 8 days in a row over 70 (prior record was 2 days).
Our ancient twisty tree flowers early.
Tulips and hyacinths are in full colors.
Rain finally in the forecast, so I worked Lucky’s patch with new soil and seed.
The rain gauge after 24 hours.
5.5 inches is 1/3 of our annual rainfall in just 24 hours, and two days later 2 1/4 inches more, and two days after that 2 5/8 inches more. Utah’s annual rain average is 14 inches and SLC is 16 inches.