Independence Day Weather

I was wondering today, as I often do, about how often Tucson gets rain on the 4th of July.

Us Southern Arizonan’s often joke that the ‘real’ monsoon doesn’t really begin until this date.

So as I often do, I checked through the record books to see if this sentiment is correct.

July 4th

So there you have it: since 1895 rain has fallen at TIA almost half of the time.

So what about this year?

I think there will be isolated thunderstorms across Southern Arizona tomorrow, but my mantra will be this: ‘most of us stay dry.’  I think if you are South and East of Tucson, your rain chances are the greatest. I would, however, carry an umbrella just in case.

I am looking at some long-term forecast charts that are hinting at a much more active period of weather as we head into next week.

Happy birthday USA!

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