Saturday, February 22, 2020

Quick Update

Heavy clouds over the Catalinas a bit before 8:00 am this morning. Currently light rain here at house with 0.30" in gauge. Rain here began after midnight.

Composite radar image above (from 7:54 am) indicates heavier rain currently over northwest portion of area - particularly from Marana toward Oracle.

Amounts measured across ALERT network (above and below) through 7:15 am - rain up on Catalinas, with some amounts from half to over an inch so far.

Morning 500 mb analysis shows 500 mb closed low west of LA. System forecast to move across Arizona and Utah during next 24-hours, bringing more rain to our area today. Forecast below of total precipitation amounts through midnight tonight is from the 00 UTC WRF-GFS forecast at Atmo. Looks to be a bit conservative, since amounts above over the metro area have already been reached. Later WRF forecasts appear to have been delayed. Regardless, our second rain event for February well underway here at house is most welcome.

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