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Better late than never; night storms dump 1.42 inches on Sam Ridge!
If you were awakened last night by thunder, as I was, but then that bit disappointed that not a lot of rain fell, well it did, just not here. In three hours, in the epicenter of those storms, Samaniego Peak got a whopping 1.42 inches, by far the most around, bringing the 24 h total there to a magnificent 1.93 inches. Here in “The Heights”, we only got a tenth last night, with the 24 h total ending at 7 AM, of just 0.19 inches, thanks to about a tenth yesterday morning. You can see more precip data here from the Pima County ALERT gages, along with the other sites such as Rainlog.org and CoCoRahs.
The “tropical river” of moisture from the Tropics is shifting east, and soon we’ll be in the “dry wash” of the westerly flow from the Pacific, too soon really, with a very small chance of storms. Today is the last day of the larger ones, ones with a greater chance of landing on Catalina. After today, we’ll likely just see them off in the distance.
There were some fabulous scenes yesterday, even in the overcast morning rains, followed by those low Stratocumulus and Stratus fractus clouds lining the Catalinas. Here are a few, well, too many again:
Wall of Voodoo
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.