When some of you were weather browsing this morning, and you saw this forecast map from IPS MeteoStar, valid for next Tuesday, which shows a very late in the season tropical storm off Baja heading toward the Southwest US, while a vigorous winter storm bashes the West Coast, I had a feeling that it reminded… Continue reading Similar maps…
Looks like CMP is low AGAIN on his prediction! Thought a third was the most that could fall in our present storm chapter (10% chance of more, that is), and best estimate, 0.165 inches. Now it looks like met friend and professor at a major university will be much closer with his half an inch… Continue reading 0.33 inches so far; more rain on way! Dense blog contains annotated photo!
“Just Another Day“, btw, one of the many great songs by Oingo Boingo, if you’ve ever heard of them. We’re not just about clouds here. Trying to broaden your pop cultural knowledge with distractions like this. Yesterday was remarkable in how exact it was to the day before in clouds, but ultimately disappoiting.1 There was… Continue reading “Just another day”, pretty much like the day before
Won something of a cloud lottery yesterday. A trace of rain might have fallen only on ME…as a single rain-producing cloud went over my house. I felt pretty special. Here’s the story in photos: Today Looks like an active photogenic one with dense rainshafts around. Lots of excitement for weather guys like me. Hope… Continue reading Localized trace of rain
Well, those showers were a surprise to “me and my model” yesterday morning, at least the one I looked at just before going on the air. There were no upstream echoes in the clouds upwind of us, either, something normally seen before cool season showers get here. Fortunately, I was able to get in a… Continue reading Surprise showers drop 0.02 inches in Sutherland Heights; April won’t be rainless!
First, you should always begin your day, not with the breakfast of champions, but by reviewing the prior day’s clouds in the University of Arizona time lapse movie. Here’s what you will see: Lots of Cirrus, varies species, Altocumulus, Cirrocumulus, a high temperature contrail go through some Cirrocumulus just after 4 PM, and flocks of… Continue reading Cirrus enigma; medium-sized Cumulus clouds snow away
In fact, the chance of MEASURABLE rain in Catalina is at least 100%, maybe as high as 300%, between 5 AM AST, Sunday, March 1st and 5 AM, AST, March 4th. Namely, its gonna happen. Now, its not gonna rain that whole time, likely starting later in the day on the 1st. Pretty darn exciting… Continue reading Moving along; rain to fall in early March (a lot of it)
It was a great day to hike to that wash, too. Began with a nice sunrise; missed the nice sunset, darn. Hope you didn’t. But the highlight of the day was seeing that water was still running in the Sutherland Wash, some eight days after our great snow. Like so many things that happen to… Continue reading Water continues to flow in the Sutherland Wash!
In case you didn’t notice, there was a prolonged street of clouds emanating from possibly as far away as Kit Peak, or maybe just the Tucson Mountains. Lasted for a few hours.Happens only on days with relatively shallow clouds (cloud-topped boundary layer) with a little wind, meaning that the thermals from the surface heating ended… Continue reading The streets of Marana-Oro Valley-Catalina, the cloud ones
As the day rolled forward in time as they do pretty consistently, I was really happy for you having so many things to log in your cloud diary and maybe report to neighbors who might not have been so observant as you yesterday; the various types of clouds you saw, fun dust devils here and… Continue reading June 13th–a full observational day