Despite recent storm, meteorologist says not to expect above-average rain this month
SALT LAKE CITY — The Wasatch Front saw record-setting temperatures in the month of July. KSL Meteorologist Kevin Eubank gave some insight into what is in store for August.
Although much of the Wasatch Front experienced a downpour Monday night, bringing in cooler temperatures, Eubank said the long-range August forecast calls for average amounts of rainfall and warmer than normal temperatures.
“It’s not unusual to be in the nineties [in August], where it does get unusual, is we only average one day with 100-degree temperatures in August.”
Utah has been in the midst of severe drought conditions. The state received some precipitation with Monday’s storm which is critical when water supplies are lowest.
Eubank said the best case scenario would be to get a good amount of rain but advised not to be surprised if we don’t.
“It’s a real critical month for us to make sure that the water supply, which is so depleted can actually withstand this summer,” said Eubank, adding “We need the rain and we hope that the monsoon rain that hit southern Utah in July, finally pushed far enough north to impact the Wasatch Front.”
According to Eubank, Utahns did a good job of conserving water so far this summer and said we’ll know more by mid-to-late August if our water supply will be enough.
This week’s forecast shows lower temperatures; expect the nineties all week. KSL Meteorologist Matt Johnson, said these are the lowest temperatures we have seen in 35 days.
With the rainfall yesterday, Jonson said it’s important to make sure we turn our sprinklers off for the next couple of days to conserve water.
— Matthew Johnson (@KSL_Matt) August 2, 2022
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