My rain gauge on Tushita Road just below the mountaineering center showed 1.50" (3.8cm) this afternoon -- and that's the largest single-day total since the 8th of August. Although it was a very impressive couple of hours of rain we had, it wasn't enough to keep us from finishing the month of August with a very sub-par rainfall total. I'll be tabulating all the numbers after the month is officially over.
There was some thunder, along with gusty winds accompanying those heavy rain showers this afternoon -- mainly between about 1:00pm and 4:30pm. Our Sunday certainly did turn on us, after a very sunny start to the morning.
All of the available weather info and data is pointing to some very significant changes as we enter September, and progress through the first week of the month. The wind patterns throughout all layers of the atmosphere are going to be more favorable for a return of rather active monsoon conditions, after this unseasonable intermission period we've been stuck in for more than two weeks. I think it's likely that we'll see much more persistent and consistent cloudiness and fog, along with increasing daily rainfall rates -- especially toward the middle and latter parts of the week.
The normal/average rainfall for September is around 16 inches (40.6cm), which may not be hard to chase down.