After two big outliers in a row (2021 was 3rd wettest monsoon, 2020 was 2nd driest on record), 2022 was comfortably “normal” (Exhibit 1). Exhibit 2 shows monthly rainfall in 2022 compared to Normal. We started off with a fairly good June, followed by pretty dry July (-51% compared to normal), a solid August (+42%) and a mediocre September (-39%).
After a historically miserable season in 2020, we went to the third best monsoon on record this year with 12.78 inches of rain.
2020, true to form, gave us plenty to write home about on the weather front as well! Just a few unpleasant milestones from this summer in Tucson.
A quick Tucson monsoon update for 2019