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Late Season Monsoon Drenches Westside & Upper Valley.
Straight out of Mexico a huge plume of moisture made its way through the Westside area before dawn.
Photo: Brax - VPC

A fter days of teasing humitity and light rain a huge band of rain clouds snuck into town after midnight Wednesday to drench the area with 1-2 inches of rain.

A large mass of moisture made its way out of the Pacific Coast of Mexico right up and over the southwestern desert just north of the Sierra Madre moutain range. When the moisture ran into the cooler air following the ridgeline of the Rocky Mountains a slow heavy rain was the result.
Cool temperatures along the Rocky Mountain ridge gave the rain clouds all the urging that they needed to dump their rain on the Franklin Mountains.
Photo: Brax - VPC

In the valley, farmers had watched the rain clouds intently allowing alfalfa to stay cut in the field during some of the light rain... but, when they were told of the coming plume of moisture they spent all day Wednesday turning the hay in the sun to let it dry out and then baling the hay and trucking it out of the fields.

 

 

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(Photos: Brax - Valley Publishing Company)

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