Saturday, December 03, 2016

Precipitation Events Swings By South and East of Tucson

Views to north from campus (above) and to south from Kitt Peak (below), both at a bit after 7:00 am MST, captured sparse cloud cover, as bulk of clouds with this event are off to distant south to east this morning (see 8:00 am visible image second below).

The 500 mb closed low dug farther south than some model forecasts and is located over the GoC this morning (12 UTC analysis above from NCAR). Precipitation reports from past 24-hours plotted at MesoWest (below) show that this marginal event affected mainly Cochise Couthy with light showers. Greatest amount of rainfall I saw in observations this morning was 0.38" at the Rucker RAWS site , north-northeast of Douglas.

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