July was wetter than normal over much of the state as the start of the monsoon season has provided much needed rain. Meanwhile temperatures were close to normal.

The monsoon began just as July got underway. Serious flooding occurred in Clovis on the 2nd. Up to one inch of rain fell around Albuquerque on the 3rd. The 4th produced less convection while storms increased again on the 5th. A little drying on the 6th and 7th was followed by a back door cold front and a fresh supply of moisture. This resulted in a significant increase in thunderstorms, complete with slow-moving storms producing torrential rains and isolated reports of flash flooding on the 8th. Moisture was recycled through the 12th, with daily rounds of storms. The overall intensity was a bit less, with fewer reports of flash flooding. An easterly wave actually brought drying to the state on the 11th and 12th. A series of back door cold fronts from the 13th through 17th delivered deep, rich moisture to much of the state, with widespread heavy rain and localized flash flooding reported. High pressure built over New Mexico from the 18th through 23rd and remained over New Mexico through the 26th. This led to some drying and warming, but isolated large hail, heavy rain and high winds continued. Activity really ramped up on the 27th and continued through the end of the month.


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