Significant Summer Rain Not Enough to Erase SoCal Drought

It has been a very active monsoon season, especially in Arizona.

However, here in Southern California, we do not expect much rain during the summer, and the totals we have seen thus far will not be a drought buster.

What is the monsoon?

Here is a little recap: monsoon season occurs when upper-level winds shift, drawing moisture off the Gulf of Mexico and into the Southwestern United States. Typically, this mainly impacts New Mexico and Arizona but can also impact Southern California.