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A Monsoon storm crushes the eastside as July goes out with a bang

TUCSON – Total July rainfall for Tucson is now in the books and with only 1.07″ for the entire month, (a month which averages 2.25″), this July will be remembered as dry.

But in the fine print will be July 31st for eastside residents who saw over 2.00″ of rain – all of which fell within an hour’s time.

Check out the time lapse of the deluge as seen from 3-4 pm today.

On average, August is the wettest month in Tucson’s rain calendar, averaging 2.39″. With ample Winter and Spring rain, our current yearly rain surplus could hold fort should we see near average rain during August.

The forecast for the first week of August doesn’t look too promising for rain chances as we enter a low-grade pattern. Storm chances will be a mere 10% for Thursday with 20% chances returning to the forecast for the remainder of the week and into the weekend.

But as we saw today, all it takes is one wet storm to quickly tip the scales from a deficit to a surplus.

 

 

Matt Brode

Matt Brode

Chief Meteorologist Matt Brode has been affiliated with News 4 Tucson since 2006. He holds his AMS seal of approval and is a proud graduate of The University of Arizona with a degree in Atmospheric Sciences. He is happily married to his wife Ana Maria and proud father to David and Alexa.
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