STP 06-29-2017: Isolated Showers with Limited Rainfall

Issue Date: Thursday, June 29. 2017
Issue Time: 10:00AM MDT

Isolated, high-based showers over the Northeast Plains, Palmer Ridge and Southeast Plains occurred again yesterday. Marginal low-level moisture limited the rainfall from the storms that developed along the KS/NE borders. CoCoRaHS stations in Kit Carson and Cheyenne Counties had rainfall just over 0.5 inches and Burlington- Kit Caron County Airport (KITR) recorded 0.8 inches. Rainfall amounts in the storm cores looked to be just over 1 inch. The main features of these storms were gusty winds. KITR reported a gust of 30mph as thunderstorms passed through the area.

West of the Continental Divide, very dry and windy conditions continued yesterday. Strong westerly winds with gusts up to 30mph were reported throughout the day and into the evening. Temperatures continued to be 5-10F above climatology.

The persistent pattern of weather the last two weeks can be very well seen in a cumulative precipitation map. East of the Continental Divide, there has been little moisture, and therefore almost no rainfall. West of the Divide, isolated showers have developed over the higher terrain almost every afternoon. Coupled with higher moisture, these storms have brought consistent rainfall to the Northeast and Southeast Plains.

Flooding was not reported on Wednesday. Please see the STP map below for a look at 24-hour precipitation totals.

Storm Total Precip Legend