Weather and nature mostly.
By: Desertrain, 7:55 PM GMT on August 25, 2015
This year there are none of the wildflowers common here during the monsoon. The story has been the expectation of rain listed at the WeatherUnderground and the actual amount. For the first half of the monsoon I was running at about 15% of daily rain predictions. That level of fulfillment has fallen further to about 10%.
The last 2 days are good examples. Sunday was to be .7+, actual was 0. Monday was to be 1.00", then down to .97, and then in the evening ...
By: Desertrain, 6:38 PM GMT on July 05, 2015
On the WU site my forecast page attempts to guess at the amount of daily precipitation. Over this last week I'm running about 15% of the predicted daily rain. Today's guess is 0.59" and tomorrow over .50" again, but, (and I hope I am so wrong), it will more likely be a few sprinkles and remaining bone dry in the soil. This is more like the usual elniño thinning effect for summer precip. here.
This is one of the driest early monsoons where I am. Not even...
By: Desertrain, 8:53 PM GMT on June 16, 2015
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By: Desertrain, 9:37 PM GMT on June 08, 2015
Solid overcast with showers varying across SE Arizona. First sprinkles from Blanca now downgraded to depression. If we do get any significant rain, lets say 0.66+ in next couple days we may have a very unusual lead up to the monsoon vegetation wise. Wildflowers can very widely due to timing of rains during the summer here. Just a few moist days might not be enough, the issue may become if more of these tropical systems follow upon the last 2. We have an unprecedente...
By: Desertrain, 8:12 PM GMT on March 31, 2015
Its cooled off to 75 degrees at 1:11 pm with light rain and thunder. Chance of rain at WU=0.04