Friday, April 29, 2016

Showers North Of Catalinas Yesterday

In addition to the winds yesterday (many gusts of 40 to 50 mph across southeast Arizona) there were late afternoon showers and a couple of thunderstorms north of the Catalinas. The composite radar chart above is from 5:40 pm MST and the webcam view of the Catalinas below is from campus at 6:00 PM. There were several cloud-to-ground lightning flashes detected in Pinal County. But basically, April is closing out with no precipitation here since April 12th - will May bring another event or two?

Over in the southern Plains, there were more severe thunderstorms. The radar image below shows a spectacular hook echo north of Amarillo Texas. The storm apparently produced very larg hail but no reports of tornadoes.

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