Now “trending” in spaghetti: an El Niño-style onset of rain during the last week in February (2016)

“Yep, rain’s on the way;  yay”, to burst out with a little poetry there.   But, it will be awhile before it gets here.  See caption below.

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Valid at 5 PM AST, February 21st. Pretty clear that undercutting flow from the lower latitudes will slip into Arizona bringing much needed rain to Catalina beginning around this time.
12:55 PM. Wavy Cirrus showing waves in the atmosphere. Kind of reminds you of driving down the old Tangerine Road before they wrecked it by filling in all the dips and rises that made it a fun drive at 50-60 mph!
12:55 PM. Wavy Cirrus showing waves in the atmosphere.  Kind of reminds you of driving down the old Tangerine Road before they ruined it by filling in all the dips and rises that made it a fun drive at 50-60 mph, if you could drive that fast on it!  I remind the reader that the speed limit is 45 mph on Tangerine Road.  So, this is only a fantasy description of how much fun  it would have been  if you COULD drive that fast.

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Non-meteorological entry:

Gas now down to 21 cents a gallon in 1967 dollars (that’s what that $1.53 a gal here in Catalina now converts to in ’67 dollars).  Here’s a history of gas prices, FYI.

As of February 6, 2016. This seems a little crazy.
As of February 6, 2016. This seems a little crazy.

The End.