Nearly halfway done with the monsoon. How are we doing? - Tucson News Now

Nearly halfway done with the monsoon. How are we doing?

The monsoon is halfway through for the year and some areas still need some major rain to fill those buckets for the year.

Monsoon runs from June 15th to September 30th, which makes August 10th the halfway mark. Sitting a few weeks before that date, we still need some rain here in Tucson to catch up to the normal amount for the season.

Month
2014 Rain
Normal Rain
June
.00"
.20"/.15" (Monsoon)
July
1.42"
2.25"
August
--
2.39"
September
--
1.29"

Monsoon Total

1.42"

6.08"

But some towns in southern Arizona have been doing well when it comes to this year's monsoon rain. Sierra Vista and Douglas are two of many towns sitting above average for rainfall so far. Here is a look at some other cities around the state:

CityRainfall to dateNormal rain to date
Phoenix.06"1.00"
Yuma.23".24"
Douglas4.55"2.90"
Sierra Vista4.87"2.87"
Bisbee3.10"3.57"
Willcox2.57"2.35"
Nogales3.54"4.14"
Safford2.19"1.46"
Picacho Peak.60".75"

There is still plenty of time to add to all those rainfall totals as we are now in the thick of the monsoon. August is typically the wettest month of the monsoon and sometimes the wettest month of the year. We are anticipating an active Pacific hurricane season and it is those storms that we watch to bring much needed moisture into the state. Watch for the hurricanes to start developing in the next couple of weeks and hopefully they ride up the Gulf of California and bring a nice surge of moisture into the region. Remember any rains that fall through September 30th will be counted as monsoon rain.

We will keep you posted on monsoon rainfall every couple of weeks on-air and on our website. Keep it tuned in here for the latest.

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