The summer begins in the West with unprecedented cold and damp weather and storms keep hitting the state around the clock.
The weather in Utah was anything but summer like in the past weekend, as it was hit by several Pacific storms which poured down around 2 inches of water. Flooding and rock slides have been reported as a result of the storm, but the brunt of the bad weather seems to have passed along into Colorado.
In Utah, several people were evacuated from their homes, the situation came pretty close to amount to an avalanche and a road has been blocked by a rock slide that resulted from the severe rain.
Colorado has already seen more rain than it is used to and considering this is said to be the state`s wettest month, that`s saying something. The new Pacific storms that hit the state are set to collide with snow clouds rising up from the eastern mountains.
The West states were protected against Pacific storm all winter thanks to a weather ridge, but the that ridge dissipated and now storms are wreaking havoc all over Colorado and its neighbor states.
America`s playground, Las Vegas also has its share of bad weather that is scaring off tourists with cold summer showers and bad thunderstorms. Around the city, many regions have reported being hit by hail.
The bad weather forecast is also in effect in Arizona and California, which have both experienced significant downpour.
However, the main concerns regarding the Pacific thunderstorms are related to the burn scars left behind by the 2012 and 2013 wildfires that took place in Colorado Springs. This area has been experiencing rain nearly every day and the soil is soaked with water. A flood is imminent.
Nearly every West state has been hit by severe rain and the soil is now full of water and any excess seems to just add up to an upcoming flood.
However, it is not all bad news considering the severe drought that California has been experiencing in the past years, but experts say that most of the water that arrives to the seven states, that the Colorado River supplies during summer, is provided by mountain springs and not by rain, therefore it is difficult to say just how beneficial these storms are.
Still, the National Weather Service meteorologist in Grand Junction, Colorado, says that whatever rain pours down the Southwest, it will amount to a better meteorological year for California.
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