Sitka Mountain Gear
Early Monsoon
Arizona
Contributors to this thread:
Coyote 65 20-Jun-17
Scar Finga 21-Jun-17
moch 21-Jun-17
Coyote 65 21-Jun-17
moch 21-Jun-17
Coyote 65 21-Jun-17
Coyote 65 06-Jul-17
notags 06-Jul-17
creed 10-Jul-17
Coyote 65 21-Jul-17
bowbender77 22-Jul-17
creed 24-Jul-17
Knothead 24-Jul-17
Coyote 65 24-Jul-17
Coyote 65 28-Jul-17
notags 29-Jul-17
creed 29-Jul-17
Boris 30-Jul-17
Coyote 65 30-Jul-17
Boris 30-Jul-17
AZ Toad 31-Jul-17
Coyote 65 31-Jul-17
AZBUGLER 06-Aug-17
Coyote 65 06-Aug-17
Boris 07-Aug-17
notags 07-Aug-17
Coyote 65 17-Aug-17
creed 18-Aug-17
Coyote 65 22-Aug-17
Coyote 65 24-Aug-17
Coyote 65 27-Aug-17
Knothead 28-Aug-17
Coyote 65 02-Sep-17
moch 05-Sep-17
Coyote 65 06-Sep-17
Coyote 65 23-Sep-17
From: Coyote 65
20-Jun-17
Had rain Sunday and Tuesday afternoon, wouldn't it be great if the monsoon would start early this year.

Terry 23 North

From: Scar Finga
21-Jun-17
We got weather down here in the valley, HOT WEATHER:( Glad you guys got some rain, it would be nice if we had a wet monsoon season!

From: moch
21-Jun-17
Terry 23 North, is that your new signature line? its killing me here. How many points did you draw with? Hoping you have a fabulous hunt so you can share a little info with me. LOL

From: Coyote 65
21-Jun-17
moch, had 9 points, seeing lots of cows. Grandson and I went out last evening and heard a bugle. Got to 40 yds 0f 2. That is not a new signature line, that is where I live.

Terry

From: moch
21-Jun-17
Yea I know just playing with you Coyote 65. hope you get a big un.

From: Coyote 65
21-Jun-17
Clouded up again this afternoon, we got a few drops, but it looked as if it were raining hard south towards Young.

Terry

From: Coyote 65
06-Jul-17
First semi official monsoon rain this afternoon. 2 tenths of an inch.

7-7 Just a trace today, but it was pouring all around us. Temp went from 98 to 70 in 15 min.

7-8 .2 inches. So far for the month .5 inches.

7-12 .5 inches total so far 1.25 inches.

7-13 1.0 inches this afternoon. total for July 2.25 inches.

7-14 Just a trace today.

7-15 .2 today

7-16 1.25 today

7-17 raining like crazy. .5 inches total for the day

Terry

From: notags
06-Jul-17
bring it! This state is drier than a 90 year old cooch!

From: creed
10-Jul-17
We got hammered last night. It sounded like the roof was coming off. I can't work today because it's too wet but have lots of cleanup around the house.

From: Coyote 65
21-Jul-17

Coyote 65's embedded Photo
Coyote 65's embedded Photo
Had a flash flood today. 1.5 inches of rain in 2 hours.

Up to 7.5 inches for the month.

From: bowbender77
22-Jul-17
For all you tag holding monsoon watchers, all I can say is that you are in LUCK. The entire year has been blessed with a generous amount moisture from a wet winter to a wet spring. My gardens are booming and the antler growth should match. Good luck to all !

From: creed
24-Jul-17

creed's embedded Photo
My front yard from my porch.
creed's embedded Photo
My front yard from my porch.

From: Knothead
24-Jul-17
Keep those rain reports coming. Thanks

From: Coyote 65
24-Jul-17
Average rainfall for the Payson area is 2.5 inches in July. I live about 30 miles east of Payson and so far this month I am at 8 inches with a week in the month left to go.

And I do have an early bull elk tag.

Terry

From: Coyote 65
28-Jul-17
8.5 inches with 3 days to go, should break 9 inches for the month.

Terry

From: notags
29-Jul-17
better grab a snorkel! I head up to Happy Jack next week to start scouting for 5BS. I think I'll bring my rain gear based upon what i am hearing…..

From: creed
29-Jul-17
Mosquito repellent!!!!

From: Boris
30-Jul-17
My daughter lives in white river. Tells use it has been raining everyday since my wife left in mid july. I was there in mid june to help my daughter with her surgery. At the time, we had no rain, but great heat. LOVED it. 105-115 between whiteriver and Show low everyday.

From: Coyote 65
30-Jul-17
Well we are officially over 9 inches for the month right under the rim in unit 23. I have been scanning the radar maps daily and the White Mountains have been hit harder than I have.

The most rain I have seen during the monsoon season since I moved here full time 3 years ago.

Terry

From: Boris
30-Jul-17
coyote that is what my daughter has been saying. when I was there, it was pretty dry. she even took me to timber mesa archery in show low. it was nice to hear them ask her why she hasn't been coming in to shoot. now that her surgery is done, an she is feeling better. she is going to start back.

From: AZ Toad
31-Jul-17
all this rain is great for the desert and high country. But sure going to make my antelope hunt a little tougher.

From: Coyote 65
31-Jul-17
Ended up at 9 3/4 inches for the month of July. August is usually wetter than July, so we may get our annual average rainfall in 2 months.

That is ok, I may stock the stream running down my driveway with trout.

Terry

From: AZBUGLER
06-Aug-17
Looking great out there! I know we've also had some great precipitation up on top of the rim. It was good timing for the finishing out of the elk antlers. Now if it can just dry out a smidge before the archery deer opener.....

From: Coyote 65
06-Aug-17
August not so much, just a half inch so far in the first 6 days. My trout stream down the driveway has dried up.

Terry

From: Boris
07-Aug-17
daughter said they got pounded up in show low and whiteriver the last couple of days

From: notags
07-Aug-17
I was up in Happy Jack over the weekend, nice mid afternoon rain storms both days. When I left Sunday mid morning, it was 66 degrees...shoulda stayed! It is crazy green up there, headed back Thursday to check some new areas out.

From: Coyote 65
17-Aug-17
Well August is a monsoon bust. Less than an inch of rain. However everything is green green green. Went out this evening and saw two groups of elk, one with a 5x5 bull, still in velvet. He looked massive. Velvet does that, but still a shooter.

Terry

From: creed
18-Aug-17
One or two more good rains and let it dry out. I am too physically broken up this year to do a lot of hiking. Water may be my best chance at a good bull.

From: Coyote 65
22-Aug-17
Had a half inch today, and more predicted for tomorrow, so I lied about August being a bust.

Terry

From: Coyote 65
24-Aug-17
Got .6 inch last night. So an Inch for August. Still a little more than a week to go so it could turn out to be a normal August.

Terry

From: Coyote 65
27-Aug-17
.4 today. So about an inch and a half for the month 4 more days to go. Ruined my deer hunt this afternoon.

Terry

From: Knothead
28-Aug-17
thanks for the updates

From: Coyote 65
02-Sep-17
Little less than 2 inches for August, but on a happier note as I sit here typing this at 11:00 PM the windows are open and I can hear 3 bulls bugling. Pleasant dreams, I know I will have some.

Terry

From: moch
05-Sep-17
your a Lucky man Coyote 65, can not wait to hear your story. get a big un!

From: Coyote 65
06-Sep-17
Thought the monsoons were done, but got an inch yesterday afternoon. It all came down in about an hour.

Terry

From: Coyote 65
23-Sep-17
I am declaring the monsoons done. At my house 13.35 for the season. Normal monsoon is about half that.

Terry

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