STP 08-25-2015: High Pressure Ridge Remained In Charge, Very Little Rainfall

Issue Date: Tuesday, August 25th, 2015
Issue Time: 9:00 AM MDT

Summary:

Upper-level ridging remained over Colorado yesterday, leading to a day full of mostly sunny skies and warmth. Hazy conditions continued thanks to smoke from western US wildfires, delaying flights at Denver International Airport. On the precipitation side of the coin, the best moisture stayed trapped to the south and west of the state, unable to make it into Colorado with the strengthening high pressure. Mid-level warm temperatures also fought to keep the environment capped, and overall, yesterday did not produce much precipitation.

No flash flooding was reported yesterday.

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