To kickoff the monsoon season in fine form, the Flagstaff Airport received a record-breaking 1.89 inches of rain on July 4, 2014. I didn’t see it reported in the Arizona Daily Sun’s website.
RECORD EVENT REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF, AZ 1239 AM MST SAT JUL 05 2014 ...RECORD DAILY MAXIMUM RAINFALL SET AT FLAGSTAFF AZ AIRPORT... A RECORD RAINFALL OF 1.89 INCH(ES) WAS SET AT FLAGSTAFF AZ AIRPORT YESTERDAY. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 1.85 SET IN 1986.
More is on the way. Considering that the airport’s normal is 2.61 inches, rainfall for this month should not find it terribly hard to hit normal. There are some dry time periods over the horizon. Also, not everyplace received that much rain. Here is the rain totals for the month so far as independently reported to Rainlog.org at the University of Arizona. The monsoon season has had a healthy start.