This week’s drought map is nearly blank – NO DROUGHT!
Saturday – 1 Jul 2023 – 5:20pm
The average high for June is 78 and the average low is 36. The record high of 101 occurred on 30 June 1934. The record low of 20 occurred on 2 June 1908. Precip averages 0.93″ in June – our driest month. Wolf Creek Pass averages 1.74″ of rain and 1.2″ of snow.
How did we do?
Drought, River Flow, and Lake Levels…
The average high for July is 83 – our warmest month – and the average low is 44. The record high of 99 occurred on 7 July 1989. The record low of 24 occurred on 5 July 1912. Precip averages 2.01″ in July. Wolf Creek Pass averages 3.61″ of rain and zero snow.
And what do we expect?
Arleen is the expert and this is what she expects…
July is normally one of our wettest months with the monsoon kicking into full gear. Well, July 2023 is not going to be one of those months. We are still under the influence of a dry early summer pattern. The first two weeks of July, the ridge is too far west which will prevent the monsoon from setting up. *** The few showers and thunderstorms we will see, will be weak, high based storms with mostly winds and lightning rather than rain. ***
Finally, we should see a shift at mid month with the ridge retrograding to the east, strengthening and finally wrapping subtropical moisture into the southwest. The last third of the month, we should see our daily afternoon thunderstorms due to the monsoon pattern. But it will be late to the game so I expect July to receive less than average precipitation. July temperatures will be above average since we won’t have those cooling storms each afternoon.
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