Thursday, December 22, 2016

Showers Moving Across Metro This Morning

Not much to do now except try to keep dry. More showers moving across metro at 06:30 am MST - composite radar above. There was 0.29" in gauge here at 05:00 am - first event with quarter inch or more since September 7th, so very welcome. Appears that most of the nighttime rain fell before midnight. The GEFS QPF plumes from 06 UTC (below) for TUS are tightly clustered now for today and then again for Christmas Eve. Only a couple of members now forecast snow at airport during second event - so close for metro, but some white for slightly higher areas around the fringes of the city.

The NWS has a very complete listing of rainfall through 05:00 am this morning at

This list is by County for southeast Arizona, and shows 100% widespread event but with large range in amounts of precipitation - another mostly rain event up on the Sky Islands. The Pima County ALERT information on their website continues to have serious problems, but the data are apparently available for those with direct access, as per the NWS.

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