Some sprinkles/radar echoes passed overhead early this morning. Will check, as you will, for drop images in dust on solid outdoor surfaces to possibly report a trace due to drops that reached the ground. Going out now with flashlight, to heck with that coyote over there. Result: looks like there were a few isolated, larger drops that fell last night. Below, confirmation of echoes overhead from WSI Intellicast’s 24 h radar-derived rain for AZ:
Nice sunset with late sudden bloom after looking like there might not be any color at all.
Expect another middle to high cloud cloudy day with nice breezes. Weak jet stream to south (see map below) as upper level trough passes today, the main criteria for cool season rain in AZ (some 90-95% of all measurable rain in AZ falls only when the jet stream in the middle troposphere (about 18-20 kft above sea level) is south of us. However, while that criteria is met today, just not enough moisture has leaked in over the Baja and southern California mountains for clouds low enough to produce rain. So while its a virtually necessary condition, its not always sufficient.