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5 Monthly Rainfall Records Set In July In Northern Arizona

Navajo County Emergency Management


An active monsoon season around northern Arizona in July brought five monthly rainfall records, officials said.

Last month, Show Low had 8.79 inches (22.33 centimeters) of rain although the city usually averages 2.35 inches (5.97 centimeters) in July, meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Flagstaff said.

The town of Payson had 6.98 inches (17.73 centimeters) of rainfall last month, exceeding its July average of 2.81 inches (7.14 centimeters), officials said. St. Johns had 4 inches (10.16 centimeters) of rainfall last month compared to its usual July average of 1.41 inches (3.58 centimeters).

Meteorologists also reported last month that Walnut Canyon National Monument had 8.67 inches (22.02 centimeters) of rainfall, topping its usual average of 2.55 inches (6.48 centimeters) for July. Meanwhile, Tuzigoot National Monument near Clarkdale had 6.14 inches (15.6 centimeters) of rainfall compared to its usual average of 1.64 inches (4.17 centimeters).

Other cities in northern Arizona such as Page and Window Rock also had above average rainfall last month, but fell short of breaking any records.

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