“Can’t you see, I’m on a losing streak” Rolling Stones1, 196x, in “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction”, a “PG” for radio tune from those days.
Well, it seems we “can’t get no satisfaction”, either, when it comes to rain
Being on a “losing streak” has been CMP’s fate as well as far as forecasting goes. A few weeks ago, right here on this blog is was reported that CMP was “on record” that November would end with a flourish of rain that would boost totals “to above average.” That statement has now been excised from that earlier blog; there is no longer ANY “record” that I said anything like that.
November ended up with 0.70 inches, whilst average is 0.96 inches.
Then, in a wild one, it was suggested strongly a ten or so days ago here that snow and cold would make the Catalina snowbirds feel right at home, the one they left to avoid snow and cold.
Well, that’s not gonna happen, either.
On the good side of things, distracting the reader from the many erroneous forecasts found here, CMP’s former employer’s fubball team, the University of Washington Huskies, are moving on to the Final Four of Division I fubball after bonking Boulder Buffaloes 41-10! This means a gigantic media paycheck for the U-Dub! As you likely know, Big Fubball supports all the little sports that can’t support themselves with revenue, like softball, cross country, volleyball, and the like, so many of those that come under Title IX. So, its a good thing for everyone, but in particular, especially women’s sports, when you’re university gets a big media paycheck, one that’s spread around the whole conference!
Now, where was I? Oh, yeah….bad forecasting.
The cold air, and any sign of precip will remain far to the north of southern Arizona. Spaghetti really let me down in that one, or my interpretation thereof. Not really my fault at all, when you get right down to it…
The current low spinning over southern AZ and northern Mexico was formerly a situation where precip was going to fall here according to computer models. Now, as our “losing streak” for storms continues, its going to end up as a “high, dry one” for us. Parts of Mexico, NM and points east will get generous rains and snow, so we can be happy for them, I guess.
On to clouds, for what its worth. There were some nice scenes again yesterday.
Now, there’s nothing in sight in the way of precip for southern AZ, not even an outlier model forecasts of some fantasy storm to dream about in the next two weeks. Oh, well, we can enjoy some nice sun and feel the warmth that sun brings
1This is a really old R&B, rock band led by Mick Jagger. Mick will be 100 years old I think next year, and so they’ve cut back on touring; only 47 shows are planned in the US.