Perhaps most remarkably, every day this month has an above average minimum and maximum temperature (normal range in plot below indicated by green background).
And the first 2/3 of July, not surprisingly, is the hottest on record, 2.3ºF warmer than 2007.
|Source: NOAA Regional Climate Centers|
There is some hope of something happening next week. The GFS loop below, which runs from 0000 UTC 21 July [1800 MDT Thursday (yesterday)] through 0000 UTC 26 July (1800 MDT Tuesday) shows the drier air moving into northern Utah for this weekend and then a surge of monsoon moisture through eastern Nevada and Utah Monday night and Tuesday.
|GFS 500-mb height (black contours) and precipitable water (color contours)|