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Mindless weather chit chat

Posted: May 15 2009 8:25 pm
by Jim_H
The endless chatter of weather.

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Posted: Oct 16 2018 8:36 am
by Jim_H
We'll probably have a good year for flowers in 2019, unless the winter goes almost totally dry. The formerly dead looking brittle brush is leafing out at the Preserve in Phoenix. Lots of small green things germinating, too. Lots of leaves on the ocotillo, so I wonder if they will grow their stems produce flowers.

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Posted: Oct 16 2018 2:08 pm
by joebartels
azbackpackr wrote:there hasn't been a really good springtime wildflower display in years
2017 was a superbloom in areas

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Posted: Oct 16 2018 2:17 pm
by azbackpackr
@joebartels
Oh, okay. I was in Oregon that spring. Forgot I had missed a spring.

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Posted: Oct 16 2018 3:42 pm
by joebartels
Jim_H wrote:Lots of leaves on the ocotillo, so I wonder if they will grow their stems produce flowers.
Been a fair amount of comments online and in passing in the preserves ( 2 today alone ).
While I knew they leaf out after most significant rain events I looked it up and added
The bright crimson flowers appear especially after rainfall in spring, summer, and occasionally fall.
to [ Ocotillo ]

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Posted: Oct 17 2018 7:50 pm
by Nighthiker
Jim_H wrote:@Nighthiker
You had 5 inches so far in Payson? I still don't see how there can be that much and no rise in Roosevelt. Perhaps the winter snow and rain will bring more storage this year.
The Payson basin drains into the East Verde and or Verde.

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Posted: Oct 21 2018 8:40 am
by MtnBart01
Not bad for October

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Posted: Oct 21 2018 3:46 pm
by RedRoxx44
Wow , just got home about a half hour ago and a microburst or something here. Hail piled up all over, the roads flooded and the main wash with brown rapids in it. Going down to mom's house to see how her place fared. I have some vegetation around the yard that looks pretty beat up with the hail.

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Posted: Oct 21 2018 5:00 pm
by chumley
@RedRoxx44
I just saw there was a tornado warning up east of Flagstaff earlier. Weird how severe these random October storms can be sometimes.

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Posted: Oct 21 2018 6:02 pm
by RedRoxx44
Friggin hail shredded my gazebo mesh covering. Oh well another project for the spring. I'll have to take a shovel to the front yard tomorrow too. Got some pics tho!

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Posted: Oct 21 2018 8:09 pm
by Nighthiker
Just South of Payson today, and wished I had made a trip SE of Florence Junction or even Florence.

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Posted: Oct 24 2018 8:15 am
by Nighthiker
1.27 inch of rain at home yesterday while I was visiting Tonto, Horton and See Canyon. While visiting Tonto and Horton I could here thunder and flashes of lightning so I decided to postpone Horton Creek. Stopped by Christopher Creek Campground and the ford was closed due to flooding [attachment=0]DSCN3774.JPG[/attachment

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Posted: Oct 24 2018 8:19 am
by Nighthiker
Later in the day I visited See Canyon after a hail storm and heavy rainfall. I just went to the first crossing and did not go further due to potential of flash flooding
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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Posted: Oct 26 2018 1:55 pm
by Jim_H
Looks like an nice weekend forecast for most places. An odd combination of snow and mild late October skies would make for a nice hike on the Peaks. I'm working, but...

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Posted: Nov 09 2018 2:40 pm
by rcorfman
It's really windy today, must be a cold front moving through. As I was climbing the Ridgeline trail in Deem Hills, my hat blew off and went about 20' up the side of the hill! I didn't count the extra aeg retrieving it though. When I was cresting the ridge line, the hat blew off again even though I was using the neck strap tight. Guess I shouldn't have trimmed my beard so much.

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Posted: Nov 09 2018 4:25 pm
by Jim_H
Hopefully, it cleans out the rather dirty air. It's been kind of brown for the last week.

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Posted: Nov 19 2018 7:41 am
by chumley
I think October might've ruined winter. Will it ever rain again? Perhaps we can hope for a strong monsoon!

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Posted: Nov 19 2018 7:52 am
by Jim_H
Well, a series of storms is headed to the northern half of California, but not so much for southern California or us. Maybe in December? I wouldn't establish causality so proximally as to strictly blame the tropical rains.

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Posted: Nov 23 2018 12:28 pm
by Jim_H
We may get 1 or 2 storms late next week and over next weekend. Monitor the QPF and discussions for more information.

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Posted: Nov 27 2018 5:25 pm
by chumley
The Thursday/Friday storm has been trending higher with 6-12" now forecast for the SF Peaks and 6-8" on the favored spots along the Mogollon Rim. That would make this the first substantial snow event for most of the high country this season.

Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Posted: Nov 28 2018 2:56 pm
by chumley
The highest peaks now call for up to 14" by Friday, and a second storm Saturday night may push the total toward 20. :y: