Written by Meteorologist Dave AguileraThe big thunderstorms of Wednesday were wonderful moisture makers.

The Denver rain total from Tuesday and Wednesday this week was more that the city received in June, July and August combined!

The rain gauge at Denver International Airport recorded a total of 1.95 inches on Tuesday and Wednesday. The combined total of rain for June , July, and August was 1.81 inches.

Denver also set a record daily maximum for rainfall on Wednesday with a 24 hour total of 1.41 inches. The old record was .71 inches set in 1908.

The rain of this week will go a long way in getting the Front Range back on track for moisture. Before this week’s rainfall Denver’s precipitation total for the year was at 6.40 inches. That’s just under 6 inches below normal for the year.

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After the mid-week storm the new total for the year so far is 8.35 inches. That’s 3.87 inches below normal.

That means we are still in a drought. But, things are slowly getting better.

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Jim Hill posted this photo on Twitter of a lightning bolt near Coors Field during the Rockies game on Wednesday night. (credit: Twitter)

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The Coors Field grounds crew puts the tarp on the infield as play between the Rockies and the Cubs is halted due to rain Wednesday night (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

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A small number of fans waited out a one hour and 24 minute rain delay to witness the Colorado Rockies 6-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs at Coors Field Wednesday night. (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)


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