The Verde Independent has an interesting story about the long term drought in the Southwest. Back in June, I wrote a post about a very similar set of thoughts; Is the drought over? I there is a chance that Northern Arizona could be emerging. But California is just beginning.
One of the tricky parts of keeping this summer wet is the continuous creation and flow of tropical storms and hurricanes in the Eastern Pacific. This coming weekend most of Arizona has a good chance to receive considerable rainfall from Hurricane Dolores and her remnants. There has been very active tropical storm development in the Eastern Pacific this summer. As these storms move, they effect the weather thousands of miles away. This can cause dry and wet periods for us. The question is whether the abundant moisture or storm paths will dominate.
Currently, Flagstaff is 0.88 inches above normal precipitation for July.
Interesting sidebar: München, Germany may be hotter than Anthem, Arizona tomorrow. 38C is the forecast for München. 101 is the forecast for Anthem.
Air conditioning is essentially non-existent in Germany.