Dry July .. So Far

By: Desertrain , 6:13 AM GMT on July 19, 2010

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In my several years at this location, this has been by far the driest monsoon period near the US border in AZ.

We have had several days of predicted scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms, but had received rain on only the last day mentioned on this blog.

Last year I had approx 4.+" by now, all other years 2.+", but only 0.65" this summer since the official start of the monsoon June 15. Today was another 60% chance day with no rain in my area, just some distant thunder.

What has remained in evidence here has been high altitude warming and subsidence. I'm guessing we will need a disturbance of some sort to "force" a good rainmaker into my area.

One good 1.5"--2.5" rain, and the dry summer will seem all soaked. Many plants of summer wait on such an occasion, except some wild morning glories are coming up from the wet spots from that initial rain early last week.

A watched sky never rains?

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