TUCSON - No shortage of weather headlines for Summer 2017 in the Old Pueblo.
June's unforgiving heat drove the average Summer temperature to 88.2°, marking the 4th highest recorded. This includes June 20th, which could be argued as the hottest day ever recorded in Tucson. It was the first time Tucson's average daily temperature spiked over 100° .
Then there was the Monsoon, which fueled the 5th wettest Summer in Tucson weather history.
Of the 8.54" rain that fell between June 1st and August 31st, 6.80" of it came during the wettest July on record. August saw just 1.74" rain at TIA, running 0.65" below normal. Regardless, the Old Pueblo is guaranteed to have its 3rd straight Monsoon with above normal rainfall.
As Fall weather record keeping begins, here's a ray of hope for desert dwellers. To start September, the historical odds of a 100° day are under 20%. By the end of the month? Those odds drop to around 5%.
Click here for a complete climate recap of Summer 2017, courtesy of the National Weather Service Tucson.