TUCSON – Record rain (0.76″) on Wednesday put the monsoon total in Tucson at 7.01″. This is the fifth year in-a-row that the City of Tucson has exceeded its monsoon average of 6.08″.
— Matt Brode (@mattbrode) September 20, 2018
In addition, for the first time since the early 1980s, Tucson has picked up over 7.00″ of rain in three consecutive years.
Drought conditions remain across much of the State of Arizona and according to chief Meteorologist Matt Brode, this is in part due to fewer Winter storms over the past several years.
Drought conditions still remain for much of the State if Arizona despite abundant monsoon rain. Here's to hoping for more late Fall and Winter storms with good snow pack in the mountains. #AZwx #KVOAwx pic.twitter.com/V4UFwIlv9q
— Matt Brode (@mattbrode) September 21, 2018
Abundant monsoon rain has the City of Tucson in a small yearly surplus, but we’ll need to pick up about another 3″ of rain through the end of the year to match our annual average of almost 12″ of rain.
Yesterday's rain put the city in a surplus not only for the monsoon but for the year aw well. It looks dry for the next several days so we hope you enjoyed it. https://t.co/YLk8wfYSIk pic.twitter.com/I3i7FmmKby
— KVOA News 4 Tucson (@KVOA) September 21, 2018