Man, its tough to get rain here sometimes. Not sure why we seem to be in a death zone for Cumulonimbus clouds lately. Yesterday, a really great shower plodded toward Catalina and only to fade on the east side, and propagate off to the west and over the Tortolita Mountains (veered down the sideline, in football speak). I guess we should feel lucky that, due to the lightly raining “stratiform” (blanket cloud) residual cloud from this strong storm, we got 0.02 inches here last evening. Coulda been worse, of course. (BTW, if you’re an old rocker and want to hear, “Dazed and Confused”, to which I allude to in the title, go here.)
Here’s the photo record in thumbnails, which I thought was interesting enough because this moderate-sized shower really exploded into something large as it approached from near the Tucson Mountains. You can also go here to get the full version as seen from the top of the Wildcat Dept of Atmos. Meteoro.
To finish off with something more positive, this sunrise photo taken just now while a few drops of rain were falling.
The Weather Ahead.
Drying trend starts on Wednesday, the 25th and lasts a couple of days. The Enviro Canada model saw this coming some days ago, the US WRF-GFS not so much, but they agree now.
The clouds and Cbs return on the 29th with July finishing strong in activity.
In the meantime, another great day ahead, one with large Cumulonimbus clouds and scenes like the past few days are on tap.
It is later.
Here is the U of A model output for today, hour by hour. Lots of activity seen for us in Catland beginning after 12 Noon with numerous showers developing by then, but nothing for tomorrow and the next day.
Maybe you should call in sick today, and enjoy the sky all day.