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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 azbackpackr » Aug 08 2018 8:00 pm

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No, you need to post it over on the nude hiking thread. That one has been neglected lately.
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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by Jim_H » Aug 08 2018 8:33 pm

Well, I didn't hike nude the other day, but I was alone on the summit....wait, wrong thread.

Oh, and I saw the storm coming when I was leaving work around 730, so I drove north to the preserve. I got a nice heavy rain on my car! Might have gotten the dust and bugs off!
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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by chumley » Aug 09 2018 7:26 am

Well the Joecast had a 20% chance for yesterday, so that worked out. Today is a 0% though, so feel free to wash your car and hang the laundry out to dry.

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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by SuperstitionGuy » Aug 10 2018 3:27 am

The rain late last night in Apache Junction was so intense and so long that I cannot even get to my backyard rain gauge until I build a board bridge after daylight to do so. The time right now is 3:18 AM so I will report back after doing so. I am offering a ride along Apache Trail as far as the road conditions will allow us to anyone that would like to join me this morning. I suspect a road closure before we even get beyond the exit to the First Water road exit however. My 4x4 is currently on loan and not available so if any one that wants to drive SR 88 would like to join me bring along your high clearance 4x4. If it has a snorkel that might be helpful. LOL 480-625-1353

2.1 inches in the rain gauge..... Back yard is still a mini-lake

Update - rain was longer and heaver west of Apache Jct. Tempe reporting over 3 inches in places. No takers on driving SR 88 and without my 4 x 4 so I probably will not drive it today (according to my wife as it is her car LOL).
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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by rwstorm » Aug 10 2018 7:26 am

chumley wrote:Today is a 0% though, so feel free to wash your car and hang the laundry out to dry.
How did that work out for you? :sl:
https://www.weather.gov/psr/Preliminary ... August2018

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Post by CannondaleKid » Aug 10 2018 7:42 am

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I don't know about chumley, but I washed the 4Runner and Tracey's Fit yesterday and it worked out great!
We got .43" early am (our garden is happy for that) and thanks to NO dust-storm ahead of the rain, both are as shiny and clean as immediately after washing. We'll take that as a win-win!
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Post by chumley » Aug 10 2018 7:56 am

Despite the Joecast not mentioning that 40% of the average annual rainfall would arrive over the course of one hour last night, it actually did. My new roof passed its first real test, and as always, the standing water drained into the backyard before reaching foundation slab level (though it does pond a few feet into the garage). It's the 2nd highest rainfall total I've recorded at my house.
3.12" :y:
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Post by rwstorm » Aug 10 2018 8:12 am

@CannondaleKid
I don't wash my vehicles, so it's a moot point to me. :lol: I got about half inch Tuesday evening, but the last two nights the storms have favored areas up your way.

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Post by CannondaleKid » Aug 10 2018 8:52 am

rwstorm wrote:I don't wash my vehicles, so it's a moot point to me.
I hear ya Randy, it isn't often I do either... but the dust storm of a few days ago left such a thick coating of dust on them it was more efficient to wash the whole vehicle than just the windows.
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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by Jim_H » Aug 10 2018 10:40 am

I wash as needed to get the bugs guts off. Driving in the rain the other evening up near Piestewa seemed to do the trick to get my 28 day old windshield as clean as the day it was installed. The hood is still rather filthy, as is the front bumper area. Lighter rain where I live has put some of the dust down, but the farm where I grow my herbage didn't get but a light rain that moistened the top layer of soil to perhaps an inch deep, per my growing buddy.

I'm more concerned with my car's unusual vibrating and rattling that it seems to have these days. Not even 76,000 miles and there is either something wrong with the suspension from rough roads, the belts, or the A/C. It sometimes will jerk to a stop, which is far more concerning than a dirty bumper!
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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by chumley » Aug 10 2018 12:06 pm

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I’m not a mechanic but I’d check for a rock in the heat shield. :)

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Post by Jim_H » Aug 10 2018 2:58 pm

No, I'll take it in, but it's cleanliness isn't that important to me.
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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by azbackpackr » Aug 10 2018 4:59 pm

@Jim_H
That car started out a lemon. Once a lemon.... Trade it in! New house, new car in the garage and a grass-fed organic hormone-free chicken in the pot!
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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by Jim_H » Aug 11 2018 7:30 am

How 'bout that 11 PM deluge last night in central Phoenix? I (still) live between two reported stations with well over 1.1 inches of rain. There was quite a heavy rain from 1045 to at least 1130 last night.
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Post by azbackpackr » Aug 11 2018 4:14 pm

@Jim_H
It has been drier here in Flag, although at 4:30 a.m. or so it hailed and thundered a bit, and when I drove to work at 5 a.m. the streets were wet from the west side of town to mid-town, but not on the east side.
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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by friendofThundergod » Aug 11 2018 5:58 pm

@Jim_H That deluge had me thinking I was going to be heading out to running washes and flowing creeks in the Supes, but that was def not the case lol

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Post by Jim_H » Aug 11 2018 8:05 pm

Mazatzal Peak in the morning? I'm hoping the north drain is more or less dry.
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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by SuperstitionGuy » Aug 11 2018 8:07 pm

azbackpackr wrote: when I drove to work at 5 a.m. the streets were wet from the west side of town to mid-town, but not on the east side.
That in Arizona is what you call a 50% chance of rain. :lol:
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Post by AZLumberjack » Aug 12 2018 7:36 am

Louie, at the Bluebird on Apache Trail, said Thursday night he logged 2 inches of rain. First Water Road is etched with erosion ditches and the washes were carrying good amounts of water... enough to temporarily close Lost Dutchman Blvd @ Goldfield Road. MORE, we want more.
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Re: Mindless weather chit chat

Post by azbackpackr » Aug 12 2018 2:39 pm

@SuperstitionGuy
Then there is when you get five inches of rain--the drops are five inches apart.
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