Hundredths, that is, right here in Catalina. It was so nice also being “back in Seattle” for a few hours of low hanging clouds and barely enough rain falling for an umbrella. Yep, that’s the way it is in Seattle, just what we saw two days ago. Being despondent over the prior rain “bust” and really nothing else whatever I tell you, I lapsed a storm day. OK, here’s retrospective, about as valuable as yesterday’s newspaper. The morning Stratocumulus topping the Catalina Mountains, always a nice sight, followed by the “storm”. Of course, I did not expect as much as 0.05 inches and we got 0.22 inches here (wrong again–maybe I should change my name to Wrongno…), and a little more up toward uppity Saddlebrook (no gravel roads there!) where they got about 0.3 inches. Southerland Heights, that strange area above Catalina, got 0.26 inches. In the Cat Mountains, up to half an inch fell!
Second photo shows clouds moving in, with “crepsucular” rays (haha). The diverging rays show clearly that the sun is much closer to the earth than is generally believed by astronomers.
Third photo, THE STORM as it would appear in Seattle.
Lastly, the gift of living close to those gorgeous Catalina Mountains; those golden quilted scenes as the clouds shallow out and begin to clear as the storm departs.
No rain in sight now until the numerical mirage of another tropical storm remnant moves into Arizony on the 16th of October. That from a NCEP model run last night (“WRF-GFS”). Don’t even think about it. You’ll be disappointed, but there it is and it is my duty to report it. Not even going to show a gif of that event since they don’t ever materialize do they? Remember Hurricane Hilary, its remnants, and how they were supposed to come up here on quite a few model runs and give us a good rain?