|A blanket of stratus obscures the Wasatch in the aftermath of two days of monsoonal rains|
Integrated precipitable water reached nearly 1.4 inches. Although not a record, this is beyond the 99th percentile for the month and more than 3 standard deviations above the mean.
Given that we live in a region that is typically fairly dry, but punctuated by occasional monsoon surges with high moisture contents, one needs to be cautious in interpreting these moisture statistics. That being said, I think it is safe to conclude this was a fairly juicy event, but there's been juicier.
Dewpoints at the Salt Lake City airport have been at or above 58ºF now for 36 hours, with peaks at 65ºF yesterday morning and this morning. A couple more mornings like this and I'll save a fortune on skin cream.
Basically, this wasn't a hit or miss event. There were wide-spread variations in accumulations, but nearly everyone got something and there weren't any outrageous accumulations, although it is possible that the gauges missed something. For example, there was a strong, stationary cell near Eureka yesterday afternoon, as well as another northwest of Eagle Mountain in Utah County, that may have put down more than indicated in the observations above. There was some localized flooding in places, including Eagle Mountain, but for the most part, we were spared the really nasty stuff.
Still a chance of some showers and thunderstorms today, although they should be more scattered.