August 2014 was varied with both temperatures and precipitation. Average temperatures were mostly below normal in the west and central areas while near normal in the east. The far northeast was above normal. Precipitation ranged from below normal in the northwest, northeast and east central areas to near and above normal everywhere else.
August. began like July ended, with heavy rain falling over small portions of the state, producing isolated flash flooding. Albuquerque began the month with flash flooding across southern portions of the Metro on the evening of the 1st. The heavy rain eased from the 6th through 8th. Typical isolated to scattered storms were noted from the 9th through 12th. A monsoon burst, aided by a subtropical low pressure system aloft, brought heavy rain and local flash flooding on the 13th and 14th. Drier air worked into the northwest parts of the state with overall less activity from the 15th into the 21st. Another good surge of monsoon moisture from the south arrived late on the 21st with widespread showers and storms on the 22nd, some with heavy rain and a few with flash flooding. The 23rd was much drier then a gradual increase in moisture returned on the 24th and continued into the 27th. The 26th was an active day with a few reports of significant flash flooding. The remainder of the month turned much drier and warmer.