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Mindless weather chit chat

Post by Jim_H » May 15 2009 8:25 pm

The endless chatter of weather.
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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by rwstorm » Sep 19 2016 10:11 am

The forecast calls for Paine.
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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by Jim_H » Sep 19 2016 10:46 am

Paine in the ass!
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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by rwstorm » Sep 19 2016 11:28 am

:)
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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by chumley » Sep 19 2016 11:42 am

@rwstorm
I don't think it's gonna make it over the wall. ;)
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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by chumley » Sep 22 2016 11:44 am

Big rains up north today. The Virgin through Zion is in flash, as is the Paria at over 1000cfs. I'd expect Buckskin Gulch is also running. Hopefully no hikers are out in the slot canyons today.

Lots of active Flash Flood Watches, Flash Flood Warnings, and Flood Warnings across the borderlands of Utah and Arizona.
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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by Jim_H » Sep 22 2016 11:59 am

While I was obviously less than enthused about Paine's remnants essentially canceling my plans to go to Colorado this week during a long planned 7 day off stretch, and I found it to be more or less a nuisance as the rains in Arizona did not really fall on Phoenix's watershed (though the extreme upper Verde area got some decent totals), Paine did have some positive impacts in areas that really needed precipitation. Not in Arizona, so much, but California.

Mountain San Jacinto officially picked up 1.95 inches, and probably got more near the summit. The station reports from 8616', at what I assume is the upper tram stop. Lots of precipitation all along the extreme southern California Costals in San Diego County, and down in to Mexico. I would think that Picacho Del Diablo got a good amount, too. It's either too late or too early to do much, but it can help the trees for next year, even if they aren't growing. Mount Laguna reports 1.62 inches, which is probably very good for mid-September. Normally very dry Palm Springs picked up 92/100ths, Borrego Spring appears to have had 28/100ths, and Ocotillo Wells had 31/100ths.
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Post by azbackpackr » Sep 22 2016 8:21 pm

It's scary windy right now in Williams. I live in an RV under a cottonwood tree. Thankfully it's not a really big one.
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Post by MtnBart01 » Sep 23 2016 9:01 pm

Took the pup out and the air is brisk and leaves are changing. :) Leaf peeping this time home.
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Post by chumley » Sep 23 2016 9:46 pm

@MtnBart01 Here too. Sort of. Tomorrow morning will be the first time since May that PHX sees a temperature in the 60s :y:
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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by MtnBart01 » Oct 01 2016 6:29 pm

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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by chumley » Oct 02 2016 9:16 am

For the last three weeks they've been crediting "monsoon season" for decidedly un-monsoon related rain.

I wonder what they're calling it today?

Besides unexpected, I'm calling it awesome! :y:

A couple of hours of steady rain and some heavy showers is an ideal way to start a Sunday in my book!
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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by chumley » Oct 02 2016 10:12 pm

I feel like there have been many storms forecast days in advance that turned out to be way less exciting than today's "out-of-nowhere" rain event. What a pleasant day of steady drizzle and occasional heavier showers! Looks like a band from South Mountain across the southeast valley toward northeast Mesa did best, with about half an inch of rain on average.

Looks like the Supes did ok, and the Ancha too.

Do the models ever feel bad about being so damn wrong about things? ;)
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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by johnlp » Oct 03 2016 6:28 am

2/3 inch at my house. Guessing South Mountain got an inch plus. JJ and I got hammered multiple times on our hike, all the washes were flowing.
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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by big_load » Oct 03 2016 7:26 am

This is the 8th straight rainy day in NJ, with perhaps one more to go. We might see the sun a few times before whatever the hurricane brings.

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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by Jim_H » Oct 03 2016 8:21 am

Dew points should drop off today, so finally some nice weather will return to the state.
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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by Jim_H » Oct 04 2016 8:03 am

Ahhhh......dry!
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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by chumley » Oct 04 2016 1:33 pm

Summer rain totals statewide.

On the initial view, it looks relatively good, especially across the important mountainous areas.
http://cals.arizona.edu/climate/misc/mo ... precip.jpg
total_precip.jpg
But when viewed as a percentage of normal, it paints a very different picture.
http://cals.arizona.edu/climate/misc/mo ... precip.jpg
perc_precip.jpg
Full details with a few different maps from the UofA here:
http://cals.arizona.edu/climate/misc/mo ... nsoon.html

@friendofthundergod your Supes are dyin. :-({|=
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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by friendofThundergod » Oct 04 2016 1:52 pm

@chumley

I only fear that its becoming the norm, rather than abnormal... :cry:

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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by azbackpackr » Oct 07 2016 10:51 am

Riding out the hurricane here in Golden Valley, AZ.
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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by Jim_H » Oct 09 2016 7:06 am

Oh, man, it's nice out today.
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