August precipitation twice normal |

August precipitation twice normal

Cliff Thompson

Avon weather watcher Frank Doll reports 2.58 inches of moisture fell. That’s counter to the trend this summer in which June’s precipitation total was just 0.013 inches and July’s 0.98 inch.

Less-than-normal snow for the last five years has left local streams flowing at historic lows of just 20 percent of normal. The Eagle River at Avon Tuesday, for example, was flowing at just 28 cubic feet per second, or cfs, 22 percent of the mean. Gore Creek Tuesday at the Vail wastewater treatment plant was flowing 6.2 cfs, or 19 percent of the mean.

August temperatures in Avon were just about normal, Doll said. The warmest temperature was 92 degrees Aug. 16; the coldest was 41 Aug. 29. The average high was 81; the average low, 50.

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