Monday, April 05, 2021

Continued Dry

Just a bit of color at sunrise - air over Tucson metro is noticeably dirty this morning. The high at the airport yesterday reached 96 F, and I had to run the air conditioning here for a couple of hours. This was a record high for the airport, breaking the old record of 94 F.

Statement above from John Glueck on the NWS webpage noting that last 12 months have been the driest in Tucson's record, which goes back to 1900. Here along the Rillito we've been wetter than airport, but still very dry. Last 12 months here produced only 4.37 inches of rain, which is far below our 20 year average of about 12 inches.

Forecast QPF plumes at airport (above - from the 06 UTC GEFS) remain flat-lined through mid-month.
But several days are forecast to be quite windy this week as per above from same GEFS run. Forecast winds below (from 06 UTC WRF-GFS) are valid at 5:00 pm MST tomorrow afternoon.

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