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Rain blesses Phoenix

By: Dr. Jeff Masters, 5:16 PM GMT on March 12, 2006

Rain finally blessed Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday, after a record 143 straight days without precipitation. The rains were part of a large and intense weather system that spawned tornadoes that killed two people in southern Missouri, about 80 miles south of St. Louis. The storm also brought snow to the San Francisco Bay area, creating a 28-car pile up on Highway 101 just north of the Golden Gate Bridge. The stormy weather is expected to continue today, with the potential for a large tornado outbreak over the Midwest. Violent, long-track F3 or stronger tornadoes are very possible today and tomorrow in association with this powerful weather system.

At Phoenix's Sky Harbor airport, 1.4" of rain was recorded, and other areas of the city received up to three inches. Some mountain areas received up to six inches of precipitation, much of it falling as snow. Flagstaff, Arizona, which had recorded only about three inches of snow for the entire winter, had nearly 20 inches of snow fall. Numerous road closures and hundreds of traffic accidents accompanied the storm, but not many residents are complaining. The big rains and snow will help delay the start of Arizona's fire season, which was widely feared to be the worst on record due to the long dry spell. Phoenix's normal rainfall for this the year ending March 12 is 2.0 inches, so the 1.4 inches from Saturday's storm puts them close to normal precipitation for the year. Organizers of the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and the Chandler Ostrich Festival must have bee cursing their bad luck, though, since their events happened on a rainy, cold Saturday with 25 mph winds--after 20 straight Saturdays with near perfect weather!


Figure 1. Radar estimated precipitation for the Phoenix area for Saturday, March 12, 2006. The sharp radiating lines pointing towards the radar are due to the effect of mountains blocking the radar beam.

What is the all-time record for dry spells?
Phoenix's 143 day-long dry spell may seem like a long one, but it doesn't compare to the U.S. record of 767 days, set in Bagdad, California, from October 3, 1912, through November 8, 1914. The town, on old Route 66 in the Mojave Desert in southern California, is the setting of the popular book and movie, Bagdad Cafe. The town has been nearly abandoned since 1991. Of course, neither Bagdad nor Phoenix can hold a candle to some regions of the Atacama Desert in Chile, where rain has not been recorded in the past century.

Monday's blog: Probably on the severe weather expected for today.

Jeff Masters
OMG Snow in Phoenix!!!
OMG Snow in Phoenix!!!
After 143 days without rain, we have had 1.5 inches at our house, and snow! Yes, this is Phoenix :) First for me in the 2.5 years I have lived here. Caught a few pics before the superstitions disappeared again behind the clouds. Now I hear thunder. Very unique weather for us :)

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Reader Comments

Thanks Dr. Masters, glad to see plenty of green and white on the map for Arizona this weekend.
Snow in Phoenix cool how march?
atmosweather dop me a post in my blog
Congrats to those, who have seen no rain or snow, for so long & finally got some.

Beautiful pics.
In that 1st link Dr Masters' left (CNN) it told how the 2 people were killed. What an example of why you don't try to ride out a tornado in your vehicle.

A twister caught a pickup truck on the highway and hurled it beneath a roadside propane tank, killing the husband and wife in the vehicle, Lakenan said. The wreckage of the pickup was wedged beneath the tank.

What an awful way to die.
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11. Zuzu
What kind of vegetation, wild-life live in that Atacama Chilean desert?
Cyclonebuster - the worst storms usually occur during the afternoon and evening, when temperatures start to fall, because the air on the ground is still warm and as a result instability increases (the peak time of day is around 4:00 to 6:00 PM), at least where I live. See this graph.
By the way, here is a map of all of the tornadoes that have occured in the St. Louis CWA from 1950 to 2004:
here's a pic of the Atacama Chilean desert with roaming Vigognes.

Here's a link to a page with other species of vegitaion & animals. Llamas, condor, sealions & an interesting assortment of vegitation.

louastu ~ agreed, contrary to the movie Catagory 6, Day of Destruction, I'd rather take my chances in a ditch...
Oh, today will be bad, but tormorrow...*ulp*

Already three or four tornadoes this afternoon, and in the next few hours we're just going to see those storms bomb.
yeah, they put the warnings out too late
cyclonebuster - look at base velocity (shows if there is rotation). Kansas City has an area of reds and greens next to each other over it.
Oh crap, I think they did. That would be BAD...
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO
216 PM CST SUN MAR 12 2006

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PLEASANT HILL HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHERN JACKSON COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL MISSOURI
SOUTHERN CLAY COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL MISSOURI
SOUTHWESTERN RAY COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL MISSOURI
SOUTHEASTERN PLATTE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL MISSOURI
EASTERN WYANDOTTE COUNTY IN NORTHEAST KANSAS

* UNTIL 245 PM CST

* AT 211 PM CST...TELEVISION HELICOPTER FOOTAGE SHOWED A FUNNEL
CLOUD AND ROTATING WALL CLOUD WITH A VERY SEVERE THUNDERSTORM OVER
KANSAS CITY KANSAS. DOPPLER RADAR SHOWED THIS TORNADIC STORM
MOVING TO THE EAST AT 45 MPH.

* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
CLAYCOMO...SUGAR CREEK AND PLEASANT VALLEY BY 225 PM CST.
GLENAIRE AND LIBERTY BY 230 PM CST.
MISSOURI CITY BY 240 PM CST.
SIBLEY AND EXCELSIOR SPRINGS BY 245 PM CST.

THE TOWNS OF...OAKS...OAKWOOD...OAKWOOD
PARK...RANDOLPH...BIRMINGHAM...MOSBY AND PRATHERSVILLE ARE ALSO IN
THE PATH OF THIS TORNADIC STORM.

IN ADDITION TO A TORNADO...VERY LARGE AND DESTRUCTIVE HAIL UP TO
BASEBALL SIZE IS EXPECTED FROM RIVERSIDE TO GLADSTONE TO LIBERTY.
Zuzu,
Nothing can live in parts of the Atacama Desert. It is the world's driest place (along with the Dry Valleys in Antarctica). Locations along the coast may have a rain shower once every few years. Inland, no rain has ever been recorded in some places.

I visited Chile in 1996 and one leg of the trip was from Antofagasta to San Pedro de Atacama. There is no vegetation whatsoever, except for trees planted and watered in the towns. It's like being on the moon!
storm relitive mean velocity
Link
Hook echo went straight over them...

Water has to be piped long distances to the cities on the coast and a couple of places inland in the Atacama. It is brought down from high in the Andes Mountains.
Three vortex signatures! Jeez, these things are everywhere!

Link
My God, this is gonna be bad. It's only 2:43 local time..just wait 2 hours :O
What is this in the BOC?!

Link
Oh man, take a look at all of the large hail reports today.
The radar had 3.25" hail a minute ago.
Skyepony,
I just saw some of the Atacama pics you posted. There is vegetation and wildlife at very high elevations in the Atacama region, generally above 10,000 feet. The grasses and wildlife do best at about 12,000 to 14,000 feet. We saw some areas like in the pictures when we went up to the Tatio geyser field to the north of San Pedro de Atacama. Also some cacti. Along the coast, there are some plants which have adapted to collecting moisture from frequent fog which develops in the coastal areas.

In the lower areas of the interior, it is a moonscape except for where rivers coming down from the high Andes create oases.

Farther north, near Arica, you can go from sea level to over 15,000 feet elevation in about three hours' time! You go from the parched desert below, to an area where you find cacti that live mostly off of fog and very occasional rain showers, and on up to the high Altiplano. The Andes are much wetter in this area, with a summer "monsoon" season. One of the most awesome views is Lago Chungara (one of the world's highest lakes at 15,000 feet) with a perfect snow capped volcano (Volcan Parinacota) behind it! The Aymara people raise alpacas and llamas in the area.
4.5 inch hail was just reported Link.
MichaelSTL,and DenverMark come on by and drop me a post in my blog


4.5 inch hail was just reported Link.

That'll leave a bump...
This picture gives you a good idea of the kind of hail being reported:

Ooomph! That would have to seriously injure...
Cylone, I think they've got the 'take cover' thing.
This outbreak is really looking bad. I'm afraid the fast movement of these storms is going to nail some people. Michael, hope you don't get hit with something real bad.
One good thing... The SPC shows the probability of severe weather as being the percent chance of a severe event in a 25 mile radius; in other words, a 45% risk means a 45% chance of severe weather in a 2,000 square mile area, not at any point.
hey you too come to my blog and drop me a post i love sever weather
I went on a search for tornados & the ENSO cycles~ NOAA is my source, Joseph T. Schaefer & Frank B. Tatom are the writers of the paper.

(Tornado alley) The average ranking for El Nino years is 24.5, for La Nina years it is 29.25, and for neutral years it is 22.3. The Kruskal-Wallis H test shows that the differences between the ranking for the three ENSO phases have no significance at the 5% level.

The main reason this is not significant is the well below average of tornados during the '50 & '51 years, both of which were La Nina years. '57 was also barely below average, a La Nina year. I notice these are all during the active hurricane cycle as well as where all La nina years during the inactive hurricane cycle were above average (except for 1990). Though the study doesn't address the hurricane cycles as well, I have hope for a below average tornado season for Tornado Alley.

The annual coverage fraction (ACF) is the fraction of the area within the region disturbed by tornadoes each year. In the plot of Tornado Alley ACF as a function of ENSO phase (Fig. 2c, above), the five highest delta rankings were all neutral years. The mean ranking for the neutral years is 20.5, while it is 25.8 for La Nina years, and 32.6 for El Nino years. This difference is not significant at the 5% significance level, but it is at the 10% level. Based on the ACF, one could make a weak argument that both El Nino and La Nina conditions tend to suppress tornado activity over "tornado alley."

The average ranks for F2 and greater tornadoes in Florida are 30.6, 25, and 15.8 La Nina, neutral, and El Nino years respectively. The lack of strong tornadoes in the El Nino years of 1988, 1992, and 1995 keeps Florida F2 and greater tornadoes from having a dependence on El Nino that is significant at the 5% level. While in some years El Nino might set the stage for more strong and violent tornadoes than normal, the relationship is not strong enough to say that an El Nino will bring more strong tornado activity than normal to Florida.

None of the statistical comparisons that we presented allow us to differentiate tornado activity as a function of the ENSO phase. There are some indications of a weak signal with F2 and greater tornadoes over Florida and with the ACF over tornado alley. Perhaps if one subdivided either the time window, or the areas considered some statistically significant correlations might be obtained. However, with only 10 El Ninos and 8 La Ninas over the 47 years of this study, the data is rather sparse. Tornadoes are even rarer.


Wanings going up in the great lakes area now.
Excellent link Skye!
OMG! Twins!

Link
AT 419 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A LARGE AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TORNADO JUST SOUTH OF SEDALIA. WIDESPREAD DESTRUCTION HAS BEEN REPORTED WITH THIS HALF MILE WIDE TORNADO WHICH REMAINS ON THE GROUND AT THIS TIME. DOPPLER RADAR SHOWED THIS TORNADO RACING NORTHEAST AT 55 MPH. * THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR... PILOT GROVE AND 6 MILES NORTHWEST OF BUNCETON BY 440 PM CST. THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND LIFE THREATENING SITUATION. THIS STORM IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING STRONG TO VIOLENT TORNADOES. IF YOU ARE IN THE PATH OF THIS TORNADO...TAKE COVER IMMEDIATELY! IN ADDITION TO A TORNADO...EXTREMELY LARGE AND DESTRUCTIVE HAIL UP TO SOFTBALL SIZE IS EXPECTED IN THE PILOT GROVE AREA.


OMG!!!!!!
hate to see a 1/2 mile wide tornado. I'll 2nd the OMG

Thanks Colby~ I ment to mention, that in the link, there is a section including some graphs & all for the Mid-east region as well.
Not only is it a half mile wide, it's moving at almost highway speeds...good luck getting out of the way O_O
OMG...is Tony seeing this??
SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO
447 PM CST SUN MAR 12 2006

MOC007-019-122315-
/O.CON.KLSX.TO.W.0032.000000T0000Z-060312T2315Z/
BOONE MO-AUDRAIN MO-
447 PM CST SUN MAR 12 2006

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 515 PM CST FOR WESTERN
AUDRAIN AND NORTHERN BOONE COUNTIES...

AT 444 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR AND STORM
SPOTTERS WERE TRACKING A LARGE AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TORNADO OVER
HARRISBURG...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH. AT 437 PM...A TORNADO WAS
REPORTED 6 MILES SOUTHWEST OF FAYETTE...IN HOWARD COUNTY.

LOCATIONS NEAR THE PATH OF THE TORNADO INCLUDE...
HARRISBURG...STURGEON...HALLSVILLE AND CENTRALIA. IF YOU ARE IN THE
PATH OF THIS STORM...TAKE...COVER...NOW!!

THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND LIFE THREATENING SITUATION. THIS
STORM IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING STRONG TO VIOLENT TORNADOES. GO TO THE
LOWEST FLOOR OF YOUR BUILDING...AND COVER YOUR HEAD. STAY AWAY FROM
OUTSIDE WALLS AND WINDOWS.

Tornado still on the ground.
I don't think that will hit them, but it could def be tornadic.
We are getting some storms now.
Where are you, Iouastu?
Central Indiana
I am expecting some much bigger storms later tonight.
A MO local news station reporting a tornado went through downdown Columbia!
I imagine not a whole lot. For one thing they are moving pretty fast, so they won't spend a lot of time over the water anyway.
Cyclone, the cooler water will only support instability as the warm air goes over them.
I could be wrong about this, but I think the only way for the water to have any effect on instability is if the lake water were warmer than the air moving over it.
Wait, I have no idea what I'm saying. *punches self in the head*. You're right Iou, I've got no idea what I was doing there...
*shoves a repirator tube down cyclone's throat*

Breathe, dude. Those aren't THAT strong...
If they get many more storms all cover will be flooded.
Cyclone, neither of those is a 'monster' tornado, and I don't think there's even a confirmed tornado in one of them. Sheeesh.
damage reports are starting to come in. This one has todays & lastnights damages... from today:

LAWRENCE, Kan. - Severe storms swept through parts of Kansas and Missouri Sunday, carrying winds that knocked over airplanes at the downtown Kansas City airport and ripped roofs off homes, businesses, and buildings at the University of Kansas.

Emergency management officials reported no deaths or injuries from the system that rolled across northeast Kansas and northwest Missouri later Sunday.

The University of Kansas campus was littered with trees, roof tiles and window glass after several buildings were damaged, authorities said.
Fortunately, this should start to wind down soon. The instability of the evening is starting to wear off.
Kansas City will probably be in the crosshairs until the cold front is completely past them.
What is todays tornado count anyway?
Approx 20, so far.
Storms are starting to fire up along the dry line.
Here's another link about the 1/2 mile wide tornado the video link is the local news guy & his doppler
Assistance Available Monday for Victims of March Storms (well in Arkansas)
I just thought about this, but about a week ago they tested the tornado sirens in Indianapolis, and 1/3 of them din't go off. Hope they got them repaired.
It looks to me like these storms are also in an area that only had a slight risk of severe weather today, which means they were already in an area that was less favorable for development of storms, or sustaining storms.
It is a possibility that they weakened do to cooler waters which would limit the strength of updrafts, but to say that it proves your theory based on just a few storms is rediculous.
For now, I don't have to worry about tornadoes, as the supercells are passing to the north.

cyclonebuster - I wonder how old you are, because you keep making these claims that are not true.
Look at all of the tornadic sinatures near Kansas City:


= Tornado Vortex Signature = Hail Storm
Wow, that is incredible.
Tornado warnings near Kansas City again. Link
I think these storms are just getting started too.
Those are the ones that started forming along the dry line about an hour ago.
CB - How old are you, and are you a scientist?
My intent is not to degrade anyone, I am simply saying I have not seen anything that proves to me that your theory is accurate.
I imagine I am the youngest one here. I am only 19.
MichaelSTL, mail for you
Well you should write about it then. You could send an article to a magazine for instance.
112. Inyo
wow, crazy stuff.

here in southern california, there is snow right down to the very bottom of the mountains, and it also snowed in the simi hills. The storm will be notable for low snow levels... but the actual amount of precip in the lowlands wasnt great.
i love this web sits
preliminary tornado reports ~ credit NOAA
Well then put an article out here. I am sure that most of us would be interested to see it. I for one would like to learn all I can about the weather, and would appreciate any information I can get.
I am guessing they have been very busy all day.
The entire Kansas City metro area is covered with severe thunderstorm warnings. Link
Like I said before, they are going to be in the crosshairs until the cold front is past them.
You don't have to live near a coastline to get hurricane force winds:

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO
713 PM CST SUN MAR 12 2006

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PLEASANT HILL HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
EASTERN CASS COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL MISSOURI
WESTERN JOHNSON COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL MISSOURI

* UNTIL 745 PM CST

* AT 711 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS
STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR EAST LYNNE...OR NEAR HARRISONVILLE...MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

* THIS TORNADIC STORM WILL BE NEAR...
KINGSVILLE AND HOLDEN BY 730 PM CST.
HOLDEN BY 735 PM CST.

THE TOWN OF GUNN CITY IS ALSO IN THE PATH OF THIS TORNADIC STORM.

IN ADDITION TO A TORNADO...LARGE DESTRUCTIVE HAIL UP TO BASEBALL
SIZE AND DAMAGING STRAIGHT LINE WINDS UP TO 90 MPH ARE EXPECTED.


90 MPH winds!
An hour ago they could not have known that storm would maintain strength for so long, it is a balancing act, if they put out a warning and nothing happens people quit listening.
How much advance warning did they get? If they give at least ten minutes then that is more than enough for most people to find shelter.
Any deaths from tornadoes today.
I meant to put a (?) on that.
Here's the link to NOAA's NWS storm reports for the day. Scroll down for Tornado, Hail (some 2 1/2") & wind reports.

From Reno, KS ~ ONE PERSON REPORTED MISSING AT THIS TIME. CORN STALKS VISIBLE FALLING FROM THE SKY. REPORTED BY LEAVENWO (EAX)
Just got off the phone with my brother in Joplin MO and told them to get to the basement now because it was coming...
OMG! I just got back and JEEZ! Unbelieveable!

Springfield Illinois got hammered a little while ago, and one amateur from the area is reporting that they've closed off all entrances and exits to the freeway there and are reporting very heavy damage.
Tornado on the ground south of Springfeild MO... Take Cover Now!!!!
This is a pretty nasty line of storms.
WOW! 81 tornado reports. Bless all who were in harms way.
Tornado warnings in Northern Indiana now.
Looks like I am gonna have to wait till about 7:00 AM for any strong storms.
cyclone is still talking about his tunnels? TAKE COVER!!! TAKE COVER!!! TAKE COVER!!!


:)
Yikes folks, have snatched minutes out of a busy day to watch this nasty storm system as it has thrashed its way across the central US. Lake Michigan has NOT slowed it down at all - for those in the northeast quarter of the USA and southern Ontario wherever you are tonight if logging in here PLEASE first check at least your regional radar site to ensure you've got nothing coming at you. Mean looking radar signatures and damage reports all over the place.

In particular look out now esp. in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan..
Not a whole lot going on in Central Indiana right now. Probably nothing till about 5:00-7:00 AM.
... you know I've seen hurricanes with radar signatures that aren't as mean-looking as what is coming across Michigan right now!
WOW. Those storms over the lakes are humongous! Talk about a dangerous situation out there.

Checking the radar thats one nasty bow echo heading toward the eastern shoreline looks like Benton Harbor area.

Well, at least they don't have tornadoes (nearly 90 reports so far, mostly in Missouri and coming my way).

Link
Yep, jumping around all over the place looking at radars after I couldn't sleep.
fair enough lou - be glad you're in a quiet corner..
It won't be quiet here around rush hour.
I really want to see some good storms. Don't want to see damage to property, or deaths though.
This system is now trailing a nasty line of storms from Michigan all the way to Texas - unbelievable! It is pounding Michigan in particular just now, and we're next (here in Ontario). I have phone-line internet which often goes down in heavy winds, so may be gone soon.
It is 59F here, and the forecast high is 63F.
Forget what I just said. I was going by what it was an hour ago. The temperature now is 66F. That is a big jump considering it is 3:23 in the morning.
Gonna have to check out what the new forecast high is.
It's 37 degrees here and rain just starting with lightning flickering on the horizon. North of Michigan in northern Ontario it's 10 degrees Fahrenheit and they're expecting at least a foot of snow.. Wild storm for sure.
On Tuesday it will only be in the 40's here. That is a drop of about 20 degrees.
I guess i shouldn't say only in the 40's. It is March after all. Guess I have been a little spoiled lately.
thunder is starting to rattle the windows and lightning is flashing, so with great regret I have to sign off to protect my equipment (and go watch the show) ...
- a good night to all and lets hope no one else gets hurt by this MAJOR storm
Definitely hope no one else gets hurt.
Well, Detroit area is now under tornado watch.
Also, won't be long before Eastern Arkansas is under a tornado watch.
67F now. I sure am getting bored waiting for these storms.
Eastern Arkansas now under a tornado watch.
It is 70F now and the sun hasn't even come up yet.
I should finally be in a tornado watch in 15-20 minutes.
100 tornado reports.
Central Indiana now under a tornado watch.
Looks like the line of storms is breaking up. Indianapolis might not get much, if anything.
Well, now it looks like there could be some redevelopment.
Well, it was nighttime - hardly favorable for tornadic development. Over the next few hours the storms should refire.
I think there is a reasonable chance of tornadoes in Indiana, as I believe that we are at maximum temperature for today.
Yesterday there were 107 tornado reports.
Storms are getting close.
Link

Back to the tropics. We now have had official 4 cat 5's in the 2005 season. Emily's report is in the link.
It is about time. I happy to know they decided to upgrade it.
Starting to rain here now.
Well, I guess I will be back later.
Hurricane Emily update is out by the nhc whats all see if they update her to a cat 5 i be the frist to see it
183. haydn
KRWZ,

I just read the report on Emily and by now you have too. The NHC got this one right. Another one for the record books.

There's a line of storms in KY right now. None are as strong as yesterday. We'll have to wait to see what the afternoon holds. By the time this front reaches SC, the system is predicted to weaken. I checked forecasts for the southeast. We need a little rain. The front is supposed to pass through tue.
184. haydn
I am going to check back later to see how the storms are coming.
Alas, I survived the outbreak! Living in the SE burbs of KC, I am familiar with many of the areas in KS/MO that got hit. I thought the last one in May 04 was bad..but this seemed more widespread all the way out from Topeka to Columbia and seemingly non stop from when I woke up at 8am to 11PM when I fell asleep exhausted. Such an odd paridigm to be so passionate about the weather phenom itself, but also to know of the tragic loss of so many people. What a kickoff to Spring!
Jeff -

Enjoyed reading your entry about Arizona and especially the Bagdad Cafe. We watched that movie a number of years ago and then on a trip out that way stopped at the Bagdad Cafe to have lunch. It is truly out in the middle of nowhere, and probably still is! I can imagine that they have very long periods of no rain, but 767 day! Wow - I can't imagine!

Karen
Emily Cat 5!!!!! They got something right!!!!!
Wheeeee...last season gets more insane with every report they release.