30
Jun
09

Monsoon 2009 First Storm at My House

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-Received approx .10 inch from this storm as it formed overhead.  Storms continuing for many haours after, even now, last look at rainguage 0.80 inches.  Storms cooled us down to the 60’s from 90.  Alos brief strong wind not to severe levels.

27
Aug
08

Tropical storm Julio’s remnants from home

Tropical storm Julio’s remnants have given us about 1.50 inches so far here in the desert. We will have a couple more days of this enhanced moisture. If it does not rain, we still will have wonderful clouds. Here are a few.


27
Jul
08

Yesterdays supercell

We had .86 of an inch yesterday, but none from this storm. It seemed to intensify upon hitting the mountains to the west, getting an orographic bump. Only to have the plug pulled out of it as it fell down into the valley. It did produce an offspring that gave a good rain near to the west, which then just rained out where it stood.

and then

and

and

and more. Below is not a true funnel cloud, just an imitation.

and coming over

Some of the moisture from this storm was provided by an ex hurricane.

17
Jul
08

Thundershowers

Thundershowers scooted around us today. Here is the proof.

First the clouds

and

and

and

and

16
Jul
08

Low monsoon days

Today was the first day in about a week it did not rain here. I under a week this pool filed about halfway.  We got it for the dog but she would rather just run through the mud and drink from puddles.  Though in the desert we have many frogs and water beetles manged to get into this pool.

Todays clouds, with distant thundershower.

then the sunset


and

contrast

13
Jul
08

1.53 inches of rain in half hour this morning

Last evening the funnel cloud, the this AM heavy rain and flooding.

I have things to do this morning but I will put photo’s and link to video later.

and

then

and

a guest

12
Jul
08

TODAYS MONSOON TORNADOES?

Two different funnels produced by the nearby supercell today.

As the wall cloud kept coming closer, we had to ready to hunker out in the middle hallway near the bathroom.

and the earlier one to the east of this one

and the wall cloud getting closer to us with unseen ?

and one more

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This was the same storm which I called into the National Weather Service. The wall cloud This was the same storm which I called into the National Weather Service. The wall cloud section that slowly had rotated with the storm and approached closer from the Southeast but left me unable to see what was beyond the horizon. (more)
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