The rainfall Tuesday from tropical storm Blanca made it the second wettest day in June on record for Yuma. The daily total was 0.31 inches, according to the National Weather Service in Phoenix.
While any rain is good news overall for the drought-prone Southwest, as KAWC’s science correspondent Amanda Solliday reports, the timing of the precipitation also brings some worries to area farmers.
June is typically the driest month for the region. But an unexpected rain Tuesday has growers near Yuma waiting to see what damage the moisture may cause for their crops.