July precipitation lowest since 1976

MEEKER — Precipitation at the plant center in July measured only 0.16 inches and the longtime average is 1.51 inches. July 2008 was the driest July recorded since the plant center was started in 1976.
The next driest July was 0.31 inches recorded in 1993. For the year to the end of July we are 2.4 percent below our longtime average.
This is the first month in 2008 that we have been below the longtime. The arid month preceeds what is normally the wettest month of the year. August on average receives more precipitation (1.82 inches) than any other month.
Month 2008 In. Snow In. Avg. In.
Jan. 1.90 25.0 1.15
Feb. 1.18 14.5 1.00
March 0.99 9.5 1.50
April 1.29 15.5 1.56
May 2.18 7.5 1.45
June 1.31 — 1.06
July 0.16 — 1.51
Total 9.01 — 9.23