Arizona monsoons have started late this summer. Although the end of July was marked with severe storms, the unusually dry season baffles residents and meteorological stations. The monsoons usually bring ten precipitation days in July. As much as it was expected, the heavy rains faltered this year. The public questions if the season is preparing the worst strike.
Most of the state’s meteorological stations report below-average precipitation for the beginning of the season. Arizona has received 0.15 inches of rain since June 15 this year, which is almost an entire inch below the previous assessments of the National Weather Service.
The weathercasters explain that the climate is ready for rain showers and yet Phoenix has had just two this year. Arizona has seen less rain than in previous years. The Southern regions have had 75% to 80%, but they are still far behind the typical monsoon season.
Arid Arizona has had an increase in temperatures compared to the previous year. The heat has reached over one hundred degrees Fahrenheit, which is a two-degrees increase in regards to the previous period. The state needs centered high pressure in northern regions to accumulate the moist air from Mexico, which generates the monsoons.
Climatologists created a theory when comparing weather predictions. The forecast shows abnormally high temperatures in August, with 33% of uncommonly high rainfall. El Nino conditions make the water warmer than usual, and this could mean that the Pacific hurricanes could fuel the rain in Arizona.