Beneficial Rain this Coming Week

Beneficial Rain this Coming Week

July 2014 was abnormally dry across Star Valley.  Star Valley Ranch measured  just  over a quarter of an inch (.28). Thayne 1SE had .41 and  Smoot  5SE  .57 of an inch.

August  promises to be wetter.  This week has the potential to experience some significant rainfall amounts as Monsoon moisture moves northward from the desert Southwest.

The morning water vapor satellite image  shows not only the large blob of moisture but the cyclonic circulation over Southern California which is forecast to move toward southeast Idaho and western Wyoming the next couple of days.

Water Vapor Image 8/3/2014 8am

While Sunday will be a mostly dry day, a few storms could again pop up by this evening.  However this will change beginning Monday as the moisture overspreads the area.

Following are the forecast precipitation amounts from the National Weather Service for this coming week.

Rainfall totals from Sunday morning to Friday morning 8/3-8/8 2014

While just a forecast, totals upward to 2 inches are indicated across the mountains of Northwest Wyoming.

The wettest day appears to be on Tuesday.

Rainfall  6am Tuesday to 6am Wednesday 2014