Saturday, November 23, 2013

Soggy Start For Big Sports Day In Tucson

Today is the annual el Tour de Tucson, a 100+ mile bicycling race, that is supposed to start at 7 am MST. Rain continues across the metro area and this will be a far different race than in past years.

Current radar (6:30 am) is shown below. Moderate rainfall occurring here at house. Later today the Oregon Ducks will be in town for football and they should be used to this kind of weather.

Rainfall amounts with this storm have been very substantial, making it the most significant event of widespread, heavy rain during 2013. Brief look at ALERT network amounts for past 24-hours indicates
that 59 of 92 sites have had more than an inch of rain; 9 sites have had over 2 inches and 3 have had over 3 inches. Mt. Lemmon has recorded more than 4 inches of rain. Amounts have been lightest in the southeast portions of the network. Shown here are three sectors with the 24-hour rains that ended at 6 am MST. I have not yet tried to read the gauge here this morning.

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