Tucson wetter than Seattle?

How stunning has the start of Monsoon 2017 been?

Consider this: Seattle has gone 38 straight days without measurable rainfall. Tucson International Airport has seen measurable rainfall 13 out of the last 15 days, including Monday’s 0.49″ rain.

Between July 10th and 24th, Tucson’s received 4.54″ of rain. That is more than Seattle has recorded since May 1st.

It should be noted that July is historically one of the driest months for Seattle.

While Tucson’s recent rainfall outpaces Seattle, the yearly rainfall comparison isn’t even a fair fight. Through July 24th, Seattle’s recorded 28.40″ rain this year. Meanwhile, Tucson International Airport has picked up 6.15″ rain since January 1st.


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