Pattern change in the works! Rain to fall in December!

Spaghetti.  See spaghetti run.  “Run, spaghetti, run!”1

FINALLY, after almost a calendar year of dryness and warmth, a pattern change is definitely in the works that will bring rain and snow to Arizona, beginning in early December!

Here’s what we got now:

. Big hump o’ warm air over us for a few days. Red and blue lines represent jet stream positions, pretty much the outer (southern, red) and inner locations (blue, cold side of the jet.)

But, not so long from now, that big ol’ storm blocking hump of warm air over us melts away, and the jet stream begins barging into southern Cal and the Southwest, and with that, STORMS!  Yay! Did you hear that desert?

But here’s what we got in early December, throwing in a little chaos. Looks pretty good, doesn’t it? Temperatures near normal or below, rain in the region at times. Note how red lines now dip down into Bajaland.  Excellent depiction.



1Cribbed from the Hawaiian Pups, “Baby Judy.” not the baby reader, Dick and Jane at all…

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By Art Rangno

Retiree from a group specializing in airborne measurements of clouds and aerosols at the University of Washington (Cloud and Aerosol Research Group). The projects in which I participated were in many countries; from the Arctic to Brazil, from the Marshall Islands to South Africa.


    1. Art- I wish it were December now. The rain here is starting to get to me. You can take it from us anytime!

    1. Thanks, Russ. This has been a really tough spell for me! At least its a little windy today, SOME weather action. This system was one that a couple of weeks ago looked like it might affect the end of the TG weekend, threaten rain. However, only the band of Cirrus/Altostratus will go over us, as you can probably see right now. Phooey.


  1. Art: Didn’t you “hear” me before? I said “take the rain away,please!” We still have it here. 🙁

    1. Mods say you’ll have quite the break in rain soon, Roland. Here, Unless it rains here soon, and a lot, I think we’ll have to resurrect the idea of towing melting ice bergs in the Bering Sea to the SW! Or… about a gigantic water pipeline from western BC to AZ? Yes!!! 🙂


      1. Okay, I think we’re at the start of that break : It hasn’t been raining today. As for the suggestion about the water pipeline… let’s just say you’d get a lot of people angry at you here. 🙂

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