Between Mayhill & Cloudcroft - July 14th, 2018.
Mist Often Hugs The Mountainsides After A Summer Rain.
Lincoln County July 2018 Rainfall Totals.
Lincoln County Raws July 2018 Rainfall Totals.
Otero County July 2018 Rainfall Totals.
Our annual summer Monsoon kicked in a couple of weeks early (last week or so of June) over much of New Mexico this year. Goods news for most us too. Its been a slow climb upwards towards getting back to our normal or long term average rainfall totals. July was impressive in both ways...meaning that locally we saw a few locations receive above normal rainfall while many are still below normal both for the month and year-to-date.
Heaviest July Totals.
2.9 SW Ruidoso 7.02"
Mayhill Raws 6.80"
Smokey Bear Raws - Ruidoso 5.60"
2.3 S Cloudcroft 5.58"
Bowl Raws - Guadalupe Mtns Natl Park 4.83"
Elk - East Of Mayhill 4.64"
Carlsbad Airport 3.68"
Meanwhile on the northwest side of Carlsbad (and only 6 miles north-northwest of the Carlsbad Airport) I finally managed to squeeze out 1,32" for the month. The Hobbs Climate Co-Op Station only measured ,22". The Hope Climate Co-Op Station only measured .58"and the Roswell Airport .51". As I have stated several times this summer the theme for our rainfall pattern so far has been "hit and miss".
The Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction!