2017 Monsoons Deliver Less-Than-Average Precipiation
The Cortez area normally receives nearly half its annual precipitation during the traditional monsoon season of July through September. But so far this year, the monsoon has been a disappointment. Local weather observer James Andrus says while July had above-average precipitation, August and September each produced only about four-tenths of an inch of moisture. That’s 28 percent of average for August and a quarter of average for September so far. He says the monsoons have been a failure for the past seven straight weeks.