Wet start to Monsoon 2015

Less than a month into Monsoon 2015 & Mother Nature’s not disappointing for most.

Courtesy: NWS Tucson
Courtesy: NWS Tucson

As of Sunday, Monsoon rainfall totals were running above average for many southern Arizona cities. As many die-hard weather geeks know, the official total at Tucson International Airport is not representative for all of the Old Pueblo.

Yearly rain totals at Casa de Beamish in Oro Valley
Yearly rain totals at Casa de Beamish in Oro Valley

Case in point: yours truly up in Oro Valley, where my tipping bucket rain gauge has registered 0.98″ so far this Monsoon. Add in a wet spring, and my backyard is off to its wettest start since I started tallying rain totals in 2011. (woo hoo!)

Jeff 2014 YourSay

So how much rain has fallen in your backyard to start Monsoon 2015?

It’s the focus of this week’s YourSay question on the News 4 Tucson Weather & Traffic app. At last check around 12:30 PM today, 34% say rain totals have been less than 0.25″. Based on the demographics, many of these responses are in places where the Monsoon has been more “nonsoon” – Tucson’s northwest and southeast side.

Based on your responses, Midtown Tucson, Sahuarita & far northern Oro Valley are the big rainfall winner so far.

Help us tell the tale of the Monsoon start. Have “YourSay” by logging your rain total on the News 4 Tucson Weather & Traffic app on iPhone, iPad & Android. Find the “YourSay” tab at the bottom of the screen & place your answer. Please make sure to allow the geotagging function so we can break down the data.

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