Climatology 101: A July for the ages

On July 10th, Tucson was over 2″ below normal for yearly rainfall. 21 days later, weather history was made.

July 2017 featured the following at Tucson International Airport:

– 6.80″ rain for the month, marking the wettest July & second wettest month ever recorded.

– A yearly rainfall surplus of 2.89″ ending the month.

– Monsoon 2017 guaranteed to be the 4th straight with above average rain in Tucson.

– Only 5 days without measurable rainfall in Tucson since July 10th.

– An average daily dew point at/above 60° since July 11th.

– Only 15 days at/above 100°, which is the fewest triple digit days recorded in 2 years.

To read the complete July climate recap from the National Weather Service, click here.

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