Portal, AZ - Rodeo, NM

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Weather - Precipitation

Meteorology versus Meteors


If a meteorologist studies weather, what do we call a person who studies meteors? In the days of ancient Greeks, meteorology was the study of the atmosphere, and anything that came out of it - rain, sleet, snow, hail. So, not too surprising that meteorology became the study of weather. But what about meteors? The science of meteors is called Meteorics. Accordingly, a student of meteors is a meteoriticist. A tongue twister to be sure.

Key Points About June Weather (From NOAA)

Overall, precipitation amounts were above to much-above average for most of Arizona in June. Precipitation amounts are typically very low in June, so it wasn’t a particularly high bar to clear, but the precipitation was helpful in bringing a quick end to the fire season and helping to provide some limited short-term drought relief. The clouds and moisture did help moderate temperatures towards the end of the month, but overall most of Arizona still observed much above average temperatures in June.


The outlook going forward is still favorable for this early monsoon activity to continue through the rest of the season. The NOAA Climate Prediction Center outlook for July through September still indicates an increased chance of above-average precipitation for most of Arizona.


Year Totals - 2021


Year Totals - 8 Sites Over 6 Years


Year Totals - 3 Sites Over 9 Years

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Information About Our Summer Monsoons