Summer is obviously our hottest time of the year, but it’s also the wettest. July and August historically are the months in which we have the highest average rainfall in southern New Mexico.
With rain can come lightning, and too often it’s taken lightly.
Think of how many times you’ve heard the weather forecast calling for a slight chance of thunderstorms, but you only see a few fluffy white clouds overhead. So you go outside to work, walk, run, or anything and minutes later you hear thunder and see lightning in the distance.