Best chance for April showers in Catalina around the 20th

Cooling off now after the Big Review of NAS 2003…and finally getting back to the lighthearted, carefree, playful, well, silly,  mode normally found here (he sez).

As a brief follow up, I have yet to receive a “thank you very much for your absurdly late review of our tome on cloud seeding; had you submitted it in a timely manner, perhaps one thing you wrote MIGHT have been considered” note from the National Academy of Sciences for all the work I put in on it.   Must be pretty busy back there.

Also, if it didn’t go out “like a lion”,  as foretold here weeks ago utilizing weather lore,  March at least went out as something of a “bobcat” with the severe winds, series of cold fronts, we Catalinans experienced, along with several traces of rain.  “In like a lamb, out like a bobcat.”

The weather way ahead

Spaghetti lovers will INSTANTLY recognize from those maps, of which ONE is shown  for April 20th, that other than wind and “fluctuating temperatures” as dry cold fronts pass by, that there’s no chance of rain until the 20th.  Check it out if you don’t believe me again:

Valid at 5 PM April 20th. Need one say more? Probably.
Valid at 5 PM April 20th. Need one say more? Probably.  Note extreme dip in reddish lines, indicating a high probability of a big trough in the SW US at this time, if you can find the SW US.


The End (at least for now)

By Art Rangno

Retiree from a group specializing in airborne measurements of clouds and aerosols at the University of Washington (Cloud and Aerosol Research Group). The projects in which I participated were in many countries; from the Arctic to Brazil, from the Marshall Islands to South Africa.