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Published: Saturday, Aug. 30 2014 3:42 p.m. MDT

Updated: Saturday, Aug. 30 2014 3:42 p.m. MDT

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Orem Parent
Orem, UT

Of course they have to throw in how the extra rain really doesn't help with the water supply. Nonsense. Every bit helps. The ground being saturated during fall is a key to having good runoff in the spring. The more water we get into the ground right now plays a huge factor in next year's supply.

I've thoroughly enjoyed this cool, wet August. Let's keep it going!

Sven
Morgan, UT

Seventeen years of NO warming, and now this. The Warmers have got to be devastated.

Gildas
LOGAN, UT

I make that two and a half times the average. I am still puzzling how that means we have no more water, unless "powers that be" are diverting the water supply or have small reservoirs.

Wixom
Bountiful, UT

Gildas: The reason is that the August rains are small compared to the snow we receive during the winter and much of the low elevation rain gets used by plants or is evaporated away. Orem Parent explained the value of the August and fall rains well.

Uncle_Fester
Niskayuna, NY

It's all global warming, the perfect hypothesis, when it's warm it's because of warming, when it's cold it's because of warming. The next ice age will be brought on by global warming.

Frozen Fractals
Salt Lake City, UT

Global warming shifts the odds, it doesn't mean we won't ever get another below average temperature August. It just means below average Augusts will occur less frequently. We're still heading for a top ten warmest year on record globally (quite likely to get to top 5 but I think it's currently sitting as the 6th warmest January-July).

Look up "NCDC releases July 2014 Global Report". There's a lot more red on that map than there is blue. It shows how you can still have regional cold anomalies in a month that's warm globally.

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