No matter where we live in New Mexico, when it rains we are very, very thankful. Last evening, parts of Albuquerque finally got some good rain. Before I moved to New Mexico, I never knew about the “monsoon season” in our state. July-August is the monsoon season where it rains in the afternoon and evening hours. The month of June was the second driest in history and there have been wildfires throughout the state. Temperatures have hovered in the high 90s and low 100s over the past couple of weeks. So the downpour was a welcome sight.
Here in New Mexico with the wide open skies, one can watch storms approach from either the west or east over the mountains. Last night storm clouds made it over the Sandias and brought the cooling rains. Our dog had a blast running around in the rain and I was able to see a rainbow as the rain moved over the neighborhood. Thankfully the forecast calls for more rain this week, just in time for the holiday and the weekend.
It’s still very dry here so the threat of wildfires continues. Tomorrow is July 4th and people will be celebrating with fireworks. Let’s be careful. The best thing to do is view the public display of fireworks instead of purchasing your own.
Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July!