Late summer is “monsoon season” for Colorado Springs. Afternoon thunderstorms roll over the mountains in all summer long, but they dump lots more rain and hail in August and September. Last night’s storm brought pea-sized hail to our neighborhood, and some areas reported up to ping-pong ball size. Our downspout was clogged with hail yesterday as the storm swept through.
August and September have the highest average rainfall – 7.12 and 7.33 cm respectively, compared to the next-high month of July at 6.08 cm. These showers rarely last long, maybe 30-45 minutes, and then the sky usually clears for a beautiful sunset. The rain cools the air and makes those Colorado Springs homes without AC pleasant even in late summer!