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Monsoon or 'non'soon? Comparing last year's rainfall to this year's

Posted at 5:51 AM, Aug 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-21 11:11:10-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - Monsoon storms are favorites for many Tucsonans, but this year there seems to be a lack of them.

According to the National Weather Service, Tucson has gotten nearly half the amount of rainfall during Monsoon compared to what we had gotten this time last year.

From June 15, 2018 to August 19, 2018, Tucson had gotten 4.74" of rainfall. Between June 15, 2019 and August 19, 2019 Tucson only got 2.22" of rainfall.

Last year, between June 15 and September 30, which mark the start and end of Monsoon, Tucson got a total of 7.02" of rainfall.

Ken Drozd, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service Tuscon told KGUN9 part of the reason behind the lack of rainfall during this years Monsoon is the weather we had a few months ago.

"We had a kind of wetter winter into spring and that really translated to a little bit of a cooler ground over us and even to the North of us in the Rockies," said Drozd.