Pima County Regional Flood Control District ALERT System: Precipitation Report
Precipitation Report for the following time periods ending at: 05:19:00 03/19/15 (data updated every 15 minutes)
Data is preliminary and unedited.
—- indicates missing data
Gauge 24 h total Name Location
1010 0.20 Golder Ranch Horseshoe Bend Rd in Saddlebrooke
1020 0.20 Oracle Ranger Stati approximately 0.5 mi SW of Oracle
1040 0.24 Dodge Tank Edwin Rd 1.3 mi E of Lago Del Oro Parkway
1050 0.31 Cherry Spring approximately 1.5 mi W of Charouleau Gap
1060 0.20 Pig Spring approximately 1.1 mi NE of Charouleau Gap
1070 ——1 Cargodera Canyon NE corner of Catalina State Park
1080 0.24 CDO @ Rancho Solano Cañada Del Oro Wash NE of Saddlebrooke
1100 0.16 CDO @ Golder Rd Cañada Del Oro Wash at Golder Ranch Rd
Santa Catalina Mountains
1030 0.39 Oracle Ridge Oracle Ridge, approximately 1.5 mi N of Rice Peak
1090 0.43 Mt. Lemmon Mount Lemmon
1110 0.24 CDO @ Coronado Camp Cañada Del Oro Wash 0.3 mi S of Coronado Camp
1130 0.51 Samaniego Peak Samaniego Peak on Samaniego Ridge
1140 0.47 Dan Saddle Dan Saddle on Oracle Ridge
2150 0.59 White Tail Catalina Hwy 0.8 mi W of Palisade Ranger Station
2280 0.63 Green Mountain Green Mountain
2290 0.39 Marshall Gulch Sabino Creek 0.6 mi SSE of Marshall Gulch
More rain is possible, but likely less than yesterday. For the best possible forecast at this hour, check out the U of AZ model.
And why izzat, more precip in mountains?
Let us turn to the cartoons of Rangno 101, summer of 1987, below, where Rangno was forced into teaching a 101 summer class that year in the Dept of Atmos Sci2, University of Washington, when the Ph. D. student that was supposed to do it opted out a the last second, maybe transferred to another team. U of WA accreditation suffered that summer because Rangno did not have the Ph. D., nor even the Masters Degree and yet he was teaching a class. How wrong is that? It can’t be worse than that.
To emphasize what happens to a drop falling through a collectible cloud, I now show this analog:
The incredible weather predicted way out there on the horizon
“Jumbotron” AZ storm showed up again yesterday, in a the second model output. These forecast maps are AMAZING in showing what must be equal to the heaviest rains ever observed in an April in southern AZ. Check this series out (from IPS MeteoStar). I can’t can’t describe how much I love these maps, and I felt, even though the model run is now almost 24 h old (from yesterday’s 12 Z run), that you should see them, too. More importantly, I will ALWAYS have them to look at since they will be overwritten by the next 12 Z run, but they will still be in my blog files. The NOAA “spaghetti” plots has a little support for a trough coming out of the lower latitudes, so we can likely expect something at the beginning of April.
1Looked OK when we rode by it a coupla days ago…
2Widely regarded as the best atmos sci department in the world until that time; you walked the halls with giants in those days.