More possibly illusory water on a hot Arizona desert highway in the 12-14 day range. Massive events are predicted, really; thought you like to see these mid to late April blows, even though they’re likely as phony as a two dollar bill1.
1. Major April rainstorm exits Cal, brings generous rains to AZ. From IPS MeteoStar, these:
2. Second in sequence, shown off Orygon, moves in position for a followup Cal blast.
3. “Jumbotron 2” marches toward the Cal coast. For mid-April, southern California and Arizona folks would be wondering about “climate change” should this happen, which it probably won’t, but we can dream. Truly, a map like this is really exceptional for the 20th of April due to how strong and deep that low is off ‘Frisco, and the strength of the jet stream at the latitude of Baja below.
Below, some morning spaghetti for you:
To help you further understand a perspective on the “gigantism” of the predicted late April storms that came out in yesterday’s 5 PM AST global data crunch, as they are seen in the eyes of meteorologists, let us compare dinosaurs of the Mesozoic as a metaphor:
Speaking of the Mesozoic, I think you would like to hear some birdsongs of the Mesozoic. Its quite good.
1Recall spaghetti has been keeping a trough, i.e., a dip in the winds to lower latitudes, here and in the eastern Pacific for some time; these maps are likely an exaggeration of the REAL troughs that happen in ten days to two weeks, since in these eyes, this series of two storms shown above would likely break April rainfall records in some southern California locations before reaching Arizona with generous rains. So, the more extreme the weather prediction in the 10-15 day period, the more reason to treat it as a knee-slapper. Still, it COULD happen….