Buried among the small fair weather Cumulus clouds over the Catalina Mountains were a two fair-weather vortices. Have seen only maybe six of these in a lifetime of skycentricity:
In the meantime, after more hours heating, a few Cumulonimbus clouds reared their heads, ones that were much closer than the day before. Was hoping for an eruption over Ms. Lemmon, but it didn’t happen. Didn’t even see any ice form in those clouds. Wonder if you saw and logged these Cumulonimbus tops in your weather diary yesterday? First a precursor shot:
Below, zoomed views of Cumulonimbus tops, ones that were closer than the day before, but not that close.
Below, as promising as the clouds got over the Cat Mountains yesterday. I was so hopeful here, as I know you were, too, that maybe at least a little shower would drift off, some ice would form in these bulging Cumulus mediocris to Cu congestus clouds. But no, none of that happened. Still, its a nice photo with those nice shadows on our greenish mountains, to repeat a thought since I’ve run out imagination.
Looks like a pretty similar day ahead, some Cu, an isolated Cb somewhere out there, and that’s about it as our “tropical river” remains east of us, terminating on Boulder, Colorado, while flushing out NM as well with big storms. If you want to read more about what done it, you should go to Bob’s site since he’s written up stuff in journals about the huge prior floods in Colo and SD, that are somewhat similar to the current deluges in Colo.
This is the very SAME tropical river responsible the recent heavy rains in eastern California and southern Nevada, across Arizona and New Mexico, into Utah and Colorado over the past week. While there will be plenty of damage with this last Colorado deluge, the drought relief aspects will be worth billions.