Here are some 24 h totals from the Pima County ALERT gauges for hereabouts, ending at 3:30 AM:
1010 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.71 Golder Ranch Horseshoe Bend Road in Saddlebrooke
1020 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.08 Oracle Ranger Stati approximately 0.5 mile southwest of Oracle
1040 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.59 Dodge Tank Edwin Road 1.3 miles east of Lago Del Oro Parkway
1050 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.04 0.94 Cherry Spring approximately 1.5 miles west of Charouleau Gap
1060 0.00 0.00 0.04 0.04 0.31 Pig Spring approximately 1.1 miles northeast of Charouleau Gap
1070 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.04 Cargodera Canyon northeast corner of Catalina State Park
1080 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.14 CDO @ Rancho Solano Cañada Del Oro Wash northeast of Saddlebrooke
1100 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.83 CDO @ Golder Rd Cañada Del Oro Wash at Golder Ranch Road
Santa Catalina Mountains
1030 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.12 Oracle Ridge Oracle Ridge, approximately 1.5 miles north of Rice Peak
1090 0.00 0.00 0.04 0.16 1.38 Mt. Lemmon Mount Lemmon
1110 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.16 CDO @ Coronado Camp Cañada Del Oro Wash 0.3 miles south of Coronado Camp
1130 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.39 Samaniego Peak Samaniego Peak on Samaniego Ridge
1140 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.51 Dan Saddle Dan Saddle on Oracle Ridge
2150 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.04 0.28 White Tail Catalina Highway 0.8 miles west of Palisade Ranger Station
2280 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.63 Green Mountain Green Mountain
2290 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.08 0.31 Marshall Gulch Sabino Creek 0.6 miles south southeast of Marshall Gulch
Most of the day was pretty quiet. I gave up on any rain just before it started raining. And then it rained some more. Total here in Sutherland Heights was 0.74 inches in last evening’s rain. Had a close LTG strike that knocked out the personal weather station for a few minutes. Sorry about that. I suspect you were pretty upset since it happened when the rain was piling up and you were likely watching my weather station reports online, so it was kind of like your TEEVEE failing when a last minute pass is thrown toward the end zone, but the TEEVEE blacks out before the pass lands and you don’t know how the game ended. Again, my apologies for that interruption.
Your late afternoon and evening cloud day, one that ended up with “rosy rain” (not a female singer from Seattle, but it would be a good name for one):
El Nino Update
In some dismal news brought to my attention by a friend and El Nino expert with NOAA, Monterrey, our much looked forward to El Nino for next winter, likely to be accompanied by substantial rains here, one that was in development over the past few months, is starting to…..fade!
Check out this graphic for July 31, 2014, and note the awful “blue” areas (below normal temperatures) that have started to permeate the red and yellow above normal sea surface temperature band from Peru to south of Hawaii along the Equator.
Compare this latest map above to the one just over a month ago (!), with all the great red and yellow across the eastern Pacific:
Feeling a little depressed now… Not sure once fading, an El Nino can make a come back. Let’s just hope our early August rains can revive some of our desert vegetation. As you know, we have a couple of days of great chances to get shafted again, rain shafted, that is.
In the meantime, here’s fascinating account of a sudden warming water off the central California coast recently that you might enjoy from this friend and El Nino expert. You might not have to wear a wet suit to surf The Mavericks, its so warm!
On the positive side, my friend doesn’t feel that the Washington Huskies fubbal team will have a losing season this year, as I do; you know, new coach, new system, new QB, at Washington this year, and this almost always means a tough year. So, I guess we can close out today with that positive note.