The final flood advisory for Central Pima county has expired leaving all of Southern Arizona advisory/watch/warning free for the first time in a long time. So now that I have some down time let's discuss monsoon 2013 and where we stand. There are plenty of superlatives we can claim already. Douglas, for example, has received … Continue reading A Monsoon Lull
Have you been a bit disappointed lately with the lack of rain in midtown Tucson? Would you belive me if I told you that this monsoon has been epic so far? Well it has, and I've got the proof. As of today, Tucson (at the airport where records are kept) is way above average for … Continue reading Monsoon Madness ‘A Tale of Two Cities’
It's now in the record books: for the first time ever, all 30 days in June were greater than 100 degrees in Tucson. So if you thought it was unusually hot, you were correct. Chapter II: The monsoon Thanks to the position of high pressure, which also brought us the heat, moisture has already begun … Continue reading From the Heat to the Rain
Check it out. Here is the latest GFS model for June 30th. It's still awhile away, but if it verifies, we should see good storms developing in Tucson before July.
Twas the night before Christmas, And all through the air, Conditions were dry, And the weather was fair, Kids were hoping for snow, Well into the night, With the hope of some snow, Christmas would be white. Dreams do come true and many parts of the region will see snow on Christmas day - but … Continue reading A White Christmas? Portland’s Chances Are Better Than Some