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Monsoon storms expected next week

The return of the summer Monsoon season is expected to come in the next week.  Silverton can get a lot of rain in a short time during these afternoon downpours.  If you plan on traveling in the backcountry or over our mountain passes please be prepared for heavy rains.   On the upside, be on the lookout for some amazing rainbows and remember that the rains are what keep our waterfalls flowing and the fire risk low.

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The return of the monsoon can bring both needed rain and dangerous conditions to parts of the interior West during the third and fourth weeks of July.As intense heat is forecast to build over the middle of the nation, a flow of moisture will re-introduce thunderstorms to part of the western United States.”A clockwise flow of air around a massive area of high pressure forecast over the Great Plains will pump moisture northward from Mexico starting next week,” according to AccuWeather Lead Long Range Meteorologist Paul Pastelok.

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Source: Monsoon storms to unleash flooding but replenish reservoirs in western US