July temperatures were near normal while precipitation was mostly near to above normal for a change. The only area with a fairly widespread deficit was the Northwest Plateau.

Moisture began streaming into New Mexico on the 2nd, albeit from the north and east, the so called reverse monsoon. But the moisture was sufficient to produce some heavy rain from the 2nd through 8th, along with widespread severe weather on the 2nd and 3rd. Flash flooding occurred over part of the Whitewater-Baldy burn scar on the 4th. Daily rounds of showers and thunderstorms continued on the 5th through 8th with faily widespread coverage, minor flooding and a couple of significant flash flood events on recent burn scars and in the south and southwest portion of Albuquerque. The 9th and 10th were not quite as active, but a modest surge of monsoon moisture on the 11th through 14th brought some increase in rainfall coverage to the state. The 14th and 15th was a wet period as a storm from the northeast U.S. turned west and raced toward New Mexico. The 16th through 18th saw less convection, then a sharp increase on the 19th through 21st caused local flash flooding. The 22nd and 23rd were less active then a couple of good moisture surges brought isolated flash flooding and heavy rains to the state on the 25th thorugh 26th. Flash flooding and thunderstorm wind damage ravaged Albuquerque on the 26th. The remainder of the month saw a decrease in storms aside from a noticebale increase on the 31st.


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