August was quite varied in terms of precipitation. Overall, the west was near to above normal, while the east was near to below normal. Temperatures were mostly above normal.
August began active with flash flooding reported on the 1st, 3rd and 4th through 6th. High pressure set up east of New Mexico, providing a direct monsoonal flow from the south into the state. Upper air disturbances added to the heavy rain and isolated pockets of flash flooding. Isolated severe weather then developed on the 7th and 8th. Flash flooding and severe weather became a concern again on the 10th through 13th and again on the 15th. After a downward trend in convection from the 16th through 18th, monsoon moisture surged back into New Mexico from the 19th through 22nd, then again on the 24th and 25th. The 26th through the 28th produced only light to moderate rainfall with no reports of minor or major flooding. The end of the month turned a bit wetter as a disturbance moved up western new Mexico. Serious flooding was reported in Lordsburg on the 29th.