From the Colorado Springs Gazette (Carlyn Ray Mitchell):
Colorado Springs was thoroughly drenched in July, when 5.39 inches of rain fell on the city — 3.43 inches above normal. On July 29, 1.45 inches fell in 24 hours.
From the Cañon City Daily Record (Charlotte Burrous):
A long-term weather pattern has brought 3.1 inches of precipitation this month, compared to .82 in July 2008. “Last year was below average while this year is above average,” said National Weather Service meterologist Joe Ceru. “The average is 1.82” for Fremont County. Because of the breakdown in the La Nina system, there was a much drier air mass last year, he said. “We have a different climate” this year, Ceru said.