And, will there be a tornado today, too? Arcus cloud almost a certainty. Get cameras ready! Read on…farther down. 4 (FOUR!) inches at Park Tank, Reddington Pass area by 6 AM ! Incredible for so early in the storm! Check more totals out from your friendly Pima County ALERT regional gauges. Mods on track to… Continue reading Rain piling up; 3.4 inches already on Ms. Lemmon, more elsewhere!
Actually, there are no thoughts about the Super Bowl here. The title was just another cheap attempt to attract a reader that might be both cloud-centric AND a football fan, creating a moneyful increase in web traffic for this blog. Yesterday’s gorgeous cloud patterns1 First you had your Cirrus, the highest of all clouds except… Continue reading While waiting for R, maybe R+ at times, some thoughts on the Super Bowl
a lot….beginning tomorrow afternoon or evening, not today. Today is “pause” day. Also, its trash day today here in Catalina, mentioned here as a public service. Slow moving, sub-tropical system to drop several inches of water content in rain/snow in mountains, sez our best model, that run by the U of AZ. Thank you, U… Continue reading On your mark, get set, (pause) RAIN!!!! (screaming here)
When one first encounters this title with its unexpected play on words, we wonder what the author had in mind. Of course, most of us know that at Christmastime, we are often regaled by a Christmas tune called, “Frosty the Snowman1“. But here, we are surprised as we continue reading the title that instead… Continue reading Frosty, the Lemmon
Looked for a time that the rain might be over by mid-afternoon and early evening here in Catalina with only a disappointing 0.40 inches here, but the rains kept coming overnight, piling up a nice 0.98 inches 24 h total for the storm. In the meantime, Ms. Mt. Lemmon has gotten 4.29 inches! Check out… Continue reading Trough, combining with Simon’s remains, delivers 5 inches to Ms. Mt. Lemmon! Clouds now clean and shallow!
While waiting for the remnants of former H. Simon to pass over us during the next couple of days, bringing some rain, starting overnight, got distracted while looking to see how many rainfall measuring stations they have in Baja Cal, and found this about the Great O from NASA. Its a pretty fascinating read I… Continue reading While waiting for S, the (NASA) Diary of the Great O
First, a tedious note about the Big One of two days ago. While the Davis Vantage Pro 2 tipping bucket gauge registered a whopping 4.18 inches, a smaller plastic gauge from CoCoRahs here had 4.63 inches, after subtracting some rain (half an inch) I forgot to dump due to a brain cramp. A neighbor a… Continue reading 4.63 inches; enhancing our historic storm due to “further review”
If you’ve ever been to Indian State of Kerala and the western Ghats, you know that yesterday, with the warmth, the thick, pounding rain with cloud bases at tree-top levels, visibility a mile or two, and with little or no lightning, was a true sample of India in the summer, maybe a July day in… Continue reading A July day in the Western Ghats; replication ahead?
A measly 0.01 inches is all we got here yesterday in a Seattle-like rain from an overcast that sputtered drops drown over a couple of hours, one that could barely wet the pavement, if we had any here in Sutherland Heights. Of course, we surely drooled at the close call that drained Saddlebrooke yesterday afternoon… Continue reading Putting raingauge away now…
Been looking around at quite a number of model runs (well 2, anyway) trying to find the best one for you. Here it is. Its yesterday’s WRF-GFS run that was based on 11 AM AST global data. Has some great rains for us here in Arizona. Those rains, and that incredible hurricane that saunters up… Continue reading Best model output for you