That vexious tropical storm is once again shown to move northward into Baja Cal and then its remnants move into the SW, combine with a winter-like upper air trough, and together produce some good AZ rains. After a period of depression about this tropical depression going to the west and dying instead of into AZ as I had mentioned in two earlier “statements” here, I can be happy again.
Here are a couple of examples from last night’s NCEP model runs from IPS Meteor Star: The areas of color are areas of rain. It takes a couple of more days (last panel) for that tropical air to be bound up and wrung out by that winter-like cool trough (last panel).
In the meantime, we can be thrilled, I tell you, with interesting Altocumulus castellanus and floccus with virga here and there today and maybe tomorrow, too. Those clouds make for great sunrise and sunset color.