Sunday, August 17, 2014

Couple Of Additional Notes

A large MCS has been moving northward over the lower GoC this morning. Image above is IR from 9 am MST.

I forgot to mention the ALERT network observations for past 24-hours in previous post. As of 6:30 am this morning 76 ALERT stations had reported rain - this is almost 85% areal coverage - so quite an active day and night in eastern Pima County. There were 18 sites with over half an inch, but only two exceeded an inch.

Mike Crimmins sent the following comment on a severe thunderstorm in the east part of Tucson on Friday evening:
We had quite a bit of damage in our neighborhood from the cell that popped up in east Tucson around 6pm on Friday night. Several trees down near our house, our fence was blown down and the neighbors porch across the street was ripped off and blown over their house into the yard behind them. We had a 53 mph gust at our house and 0.83" in about 15 minutes. A very localized wet microburst, I guess. The cell on radar didn't look like much at all and was up and down within 30 minutes. The news was out in our neighborhood that evening...


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