July was mostly drier and warmer than normal, although the northwest and far southeast experienced above normal precipitation.
July began hot with isolated showers and thunderstorms from the southwest to the northeast. Large hail was reported near Black Lake on the 1st. Monsoonal moisture arrived on the 3rd and 4th across western and central New Mexico. An upper level wave on the 5th helped trigger heavy rain, including over the Little Bear burn scar, resulting in flash flooding. The 6th through 8th were active, but with less torrential rain. Typical recycling of moisture produced isolated to scattered storms from the 9th through 13th, with less activity on the 14th and 15th. Increasing moisture from the 16th through 18th resulted in an upswing in convection and local flash flooding. A brief downward trend on the 19th through 22nd was followed by a mostly active period of monsoonal moisture from the 23rd through 26th. The final several days of the month were noticeably less active.