Oh, well. Was expecting at least 0.25 inches a few days ago, and thought maybe a heavy shower last night might pull that expectation out of the trash bucket. Monthly total now up to 0.70 inches (updated after reading NWS-style and CoCo gauges here), still significantly below average (0.96 inches). Not much else elsewhere, either. … Continue reading Storm disappoints with only 0.10 inches in Catalina
Well, a partial shot of a horse…. A horse photo will always enhance a blog about clouds. Expecting a little uptick in readership due to this ploy, maybe will break out of the single digit column. Not much happened early on, a thin film of Cirrostratus covered much of the sky, delaying the expected development… Continue reading Thunderstorms pound Catalina/Sutherland Heights with 0.01 inches of rain! Blog contains a horse photo!!
Many of you probably were gasping for air after having seen the WRF-GFS model outputs from last evening’s 5 PM AST global data. A large hurricane, really more the size of its typhoonic big brothers in the western north Pacific, and one that also dwarfs the late tropical remnant, “Newton” , that came through here… Continue reading Powerful hurricane to not enter Arizona even though the model shows this happening; horse story
0.02 inches of it, anyway, as the core of the jet stream at 18,000 feet or so passed by Catalina yesterday afternoon. Keep your eye on the orange and reddish streak in these progs from IPS MeteoStar yesterday morning beginning at 5 AM AST and how it slides over us as the clouds began to… Continue reading Rain follows the jet
I was really happy for everyone out there when the skies were dotted with so many perfect examples of Cumulus humilis. It was like a numismatist finding a perfect Indian head penny. If you were like me, and I suspect you are, you were just going CRAZY taking pictures of those flat little pancake clouds. … Continue reading One of the great humilis days of our time; began with virga above Ms. Mt. Lemmon