Monday, August 29, 2016

Mostly Quiet Weather Continues

Photo above from neighbor John Ferner was taken recently in Saratoga, Wyoming. Saratoga is in southeast Wyoming along the North Platte River, west of Cheyenne.

EDITED to add: The Saguaro wrote: Bob -- FYI, in Cheyenne, there is (or perhaps was) a store that sold nothing but "Wyoming Wind Festival" shirts, etc. On all was emblazoned "Wyoming Wind Festival, January 1 to December 31". :) 
I am well aware of how the wind blows in Cheyenne. When I was sent to graduate school by the USAF at Colorado State University in the early 1970s, I had to do all my official USAF business up at F. E. Warren AFB in Cheyenne. Compared to Ft. Collins it was a different and very windy world up there. I figure the frequent blowing dust usually settled out around Omaha or east.

The Southwest continues quiet on our side of the Continental Divide. Plot above shows detected CG flashes during past 24-hours (from Atmo and Vaisala) - have to look very closely to find any.

Graphic below is from 00 UTC forecast run at Atmo of the WRF-GFS on the 5.4 km grid. Forecast is of accumulated rainfall through midnight on August 31st - pretty grim except for parts of Cochise County and Sky Islands around Tucson.

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