Weather and nature mostly.
By: Desertrain, 1:24 AM GMT on July 28, 2014
I've added up the rain totals from the last 4 flood warnings I received at home via phone.
I have not needed to call in a heavy rain report this season so far.
By: Desertrain, 8:25 PM GMT on July 23, 2014
So far this monsoon 2014 is the least productive rain-wise of the last 11 (when I located here) at this location.
Subsidence from "intruding" high pressure has been eating away at cloud and thunderstorm formation. Many wild sunflowers and morning glories have withered away from the earlier rainy period. With a namesake like mine, my camping is not happy.
The El Niño may be to blame, if it succeeds in full manifestation or not is under water. ...
By: Desertrain, 6:09 PM GMT on July 13, 2014
Monsoon rainfall 1.98" to date.
Nearby areas, (within a few miles), have had much more.
Usually we receive nearly half of the monsoon rain total here in the first 2 weeks, sometimes have had 6-8" by now, then areas north and west receive theirs.
Last year Tucson had a mediocre monsoon while Douglas Arizona to the southeast had its wettest on record. In my quarter+ century of witnessing the AZ version of the Southwest monsoon, no two years ...
By: Desertrain, 9:41 PM GMT on May 29, 2014
It rained today!
I got wet working outside with late morning temp of 64 degrees on May 29! Not "normal" for here,
At 2pm. 78 degrees with 40% humidity and a few full small rain collectors with only .05" of rain.
The upcoming weather is to be near 100 in a few days, a bit above normal where I am at 4,000'
By: Desertrain, 5:37 PM GMT on March 02, 2014
March 1st Rainstorm total:
This will help a little towards drought relief, certainly the wildflowers that made it through the long dryspell.