Waiting for the Monsoon
For those of you unfamiliar with New Mexico weather, the summer monsoons are rainstorms that pop up nearly every afternoon during the summer, starting about the Fourth of July. For farmers, those rainstorms are critical, and for everybody else, they're important for maintaining the state's water supply. This year, we've had a few storms pass through, but the monsoon pattern hasn't started yet. The system in the atmosphere that generates the monsoon rains hasn't gotten itself organized yet.
However, Hurricane Emily may give the monsoons a kick in the pants. After throwing a lot of nasty weather at northern Mexico and the southern end of Texas, she's expected to turn northward. Her energy and moisture may be just the thing to get the monsoons started.