Now, that’s pretty funny. We specialize here in too much said! Its a niche thing. Of course, not enough can be said about our past July. Take a look:
This, of course, was a new July rainfall record for Catalina/Sutherland Heights going back to 1977, anyway. Had to adjust vertical axis of this chart, too. Formerly, it stopped at only FOUR inches! The moon lore was right! It’s interesting how the ancient lore of early peoples that I made up a month ago was more accurate than the Climate Prediction Center’s prediction of an equal chance of above or below normal rain in southern Arizona while something incredible was on the doorstep! Kind of like last winter in the whole West where record amounts of snow and rain piled up over a huge region, and that, too, was also unforeseen “going in.” Think how horrible it would be if those predictions were always right. Sure, billions could be saved by such accurate outlooks, but then the element of surprise would be gone. How bad would that be?
After the paucity of rain in the preceding five months, and with June carrying into around July 10th this year with its blazing heat and no clouds, all that rain that followed with thunderations day after day, the attendant rain-cooled “breezes” to 50 mph on occasions, blowing stuff all around everywhere, were sure welcomed (?). (Another case of innovative punctuation to emphasize a point, whatever it is.)
Let us begin today by examining the greenth of the 2017 summer on our Catalina Mountains so far, thanks to July’s copious rains. Hah! The climate really has changed. Looking into growing bananas now…Now for some cloud photos from yesterday:
Well, the day closed on a disappointing note as Cumulonimbus debris clouds overspread the sky, killing new convection.
The weather way ahead
Looks like below average rain for August. :(, as we say. Hoping for error here. Average August rainfall here in Catalina/Sutherland Heights is 3.16 inches.
4 thoughts on “‘Nuf said”
I have been following your blog for years and have become somewhat of a cloud fan thanks to that. I have recently become involved in a non-commercial project that could really benefit from using some of the cloud photos you have taken and posted here on the blog. They show some really impressive clouds. I will give more details of my request if you are kind to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org (my apologies for reaching out to you in a blog comment; I have not found any other contact information available online).
Many thanks in advance for your time.
Thanks, Matt, for your comments. I feel that because I live in such a special place that I MUST share my photos with others. Will contact you by e-mail…..
Art, we need some of your Arizona rain here to clear the air. The last few mornings I’ve woken up to red sunrises and went to bed seeing red sunsets. Pretty, but not nice to breathe in!
I’ve heard about how awful the smoke has been in the Pac NW, SEA-TAC reporting visibilities of just a few miles on otherwise gorgeous days, kind of like Los Angeles on many days in the summer. Hope you get some rain. Actually mods show that you’re going to have a wet August up thataway now. Hope so, for the sake of those fires!
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