Still Unsettled Weather in June

By: Geoman, 9:52 PM GMT on June 08, 2009

Hello, all,We managed to wring out a little over a third of an inch on rain over the weekend, a good portion of which was Saturday afternoon--I was not around to enjoy it, as I was in Cedar City, Utah dropping my son off for his internship. However, rain gauges don't lie, and my wife's observation included some fairly respectable downpours, though no thunderstorms. Sunday was beautiful, but today started out kind of nice, then turned into more clouds and much cool...

April in June

By: Geoman, 11:05 PM GMT on June 05, 2009

Hello, all,After a rather quiet yet cloudy day yesterday, last night began a pattern rather cool and wet weather, more reminiscent of April as opposed to June. So far, including the thunderstorms on Wednesday, we have had just over a quarter-inch of rain, most of it in spurts during the occasional thunderstorms. Though there were no thunderstorms in the area today, there still is a slight chance of some boomers tonight and tomorrow.Once the low that is causing all...

Lightning Issues

By: Geoman, 3:41 PM GMT on June 04, 2009

Hello, all,Well, yesterday's series of thunderstorms was quite unusual for the San Gabriel Valley for June, and most of the surrounding valley area in many respects. It is definitely a bizarre weather pattern for June for the region and there is still more to come as an upper level low slowly moves east off the Pacific. More tragically, however, was the preponderance of ground strikes by lightning. Ground strikes are by no means unusual in Southern California, es...

Break in the June Gloom

By: Geoman, 3:38 PM GMT on June 03, 2009

Good morning, all,I have not updated in a while since things have been fairly quiet weatherwise--typical June gloom, which consists of late night and early morning low clouds, which break up any time between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm, depending upon various factors. Highs ranged in the 75-85°F range, with lows in the 50s. In short, a typical late-May through June weather pattern, mostly devoid of excitement.Today, however, there was a break in the monotony as a group ...

Updated: 8:32 PM GMT on June 03, 2009

May Showers?

By: Geoman, 4:27 PM GMT on April 30, 2009

Hello, all,The last week or so has been somewhat quiet weatherwise, with not much to comment on--also, as our school gets closer to state testing, things get real busy, eating up a lot of my free time. Such is the life of a teacher.Overall, the weather has been fairly benign, moving into a rather typical late spring pattern--late-night and early morning low clouds, with partial clearing by the afternoon. Highs in the 60s, lows in the 50s--definitely a welcome resp...

Updated: 4:30 PM GMT on April 30, 2009

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Geoman (KG6YGS) is a veteran science teacher in Monrovia, CA, with a background in geophysics, chemistry, astronomy, and meteorology.

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