Saturday, July 29, 2017

Brief Summary Of 28 July

Storms began forming early afternoon yesterday, as shown in this view of the Catalinas at about 1:30 pm MST.

Storms moved more slowly than I'd expected and were not well organized - this led to several spots with very heavy local rainfall, as per ALERT plot above for 24-hours ending 7:00 am. The heavy rains correspond well with the CG clusters shown in plot below (CG flashes for 24-hours ending at 6:00 am this morning - from Atmo and Vaisala). We were between several cells here and only had thunder  and 0.15". Note 11 ALERT sites with over an inch and 1 with over two inches. Airport had 1.34".

The evening sounding from TWC (above) shows that the nice morning wind profile had deteriorated significantly, explaining the observed storm behavior. The T/Td time series from Atmo shows a T drop of almost 30 F, while they were receiving 0.61" (below).

1 comment:

  1. Goof rain amounts! This monsoon season isn't shabby for us, either...though oddly drier in the Gila, Deming, and T or C. El Paso is over 3" for July, but our 2" is just fine. (probably 2.50" after our evening storms) To think that August could bring much more than that, as it often works out that way here.