It shouldn’t be a surprise to see that July was drier than usual, and given the lack of daily cooling from thunderstorm formation and rain, the temperatures were higher than usual. But, check out this summary from the National Weather Service: …MONTH IN REVIEW FOR NORTHERN ARIZONA FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2009…
The average temperatures for the month are higher for the stations shown in Arizona. But, look at the difference between Sedona, Flagstaff and Winslow, compared to Bellemont. The first 3 stations all report roughly 2 degrees above normal in all catagories. Bellemont show 0.7 degress above normal for the highs, -0.4 degrees for the low and a meager +0.1 degrees for the daily average. Did someone install a big air conditioner in Bellemont? Looks like Bellemont had similar rainfall compared to the other stations. What could be causing this large difference?
Another interesting note is the rainfall recorded at a few stations that put them above average. Just goes to show how variable the Monsoon season can be. One storm can make all the difference for one location.
Shifting gears, windy, cool and dry conditions are on tap for today. Hold on to your hat. The monsoon continues to struggle.