Sunday, November 24, 2013

Storm Moves East

Water vapor image at 2 pm MST today (Sunday, November 24th) shows that the middle and upper-level low over the Southwest has evolved into an egg-shaped system, titled from southwest to northeast. Most of the significant weather with this system is now over the mountains or east of the Continental Divide.

The event turned out to be the most significant of the year here at the house wrt to rainfall. Total was 2.09" falling as follows: 0.02" before midnight on Thursday night; on Friday an additional 0.71" had fallen by 5 pm; during Friday night through 9 am on Saturday another 1.10 inches fell; with final 0.26" coming by around noon, when the precipitation ended here. The event occurred across about 36 hours here at the house. But those 36 hours make this the wettest single event of 2013 and November easily the wettest month of the year so far.

The el Tour de Tucson bicycle event was chaotic, with portions of the route flooding to varying degrees. Sadly, one bicyclist was killed when hit by a motorist. There was also one drowning here in Tucson in the Santa Cruz. Photo below was taken, I think, where race route crossed Sabino Creek.

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