Jul 14, 2011 2:19 PM
TUCSON - For some places, Monsoon 2011 is bringing much needed rainfall.
According to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish, the Tucson International Airport has recorded 1.54" rainfall since the start of the Monsoon. While this is 0.61" above the Monsoon average for this date, Tucson remains in a rainfall deficit of over 2" for the year.
The majority of Tucson's Monsoon rainfall occurred on July 5th, when a storm dropped 1.02" rain.
Thus far, the big rainfall winner has been Nogales, with 2.07" rain since June 15th. Willcox also has seen substantial Monsoon rain, picking up 1.39".
The same can't be said in Sierra Vista, an area plagued by the ongoing drought. As of July 13th, only 0.35" rain has been recorded in Sierra Vista. This is almost an inch below the Monsoon average. Douglas is also in a rainfall deficit, missing 0.75" of the normal Monsoon rainfall.
Image Courtesy: National Weather Service - Tucson