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Weather may have been boring, but at least tonight's sunset was not boring.  

Congratulations on your new job at NWS Phoenix! Hopefully the region will get some active monsoonal activity this summer!   I haven't posted much on here lately, because the weather hasn't been too ex

My video of the big Thunderstorm that directly hit the Santa Maria Valley on Saturday.    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbzVZXqEn2Q&feature=youtu.be  

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Air quality not looking to be that great.

 

I noticed that today as well.

 

NWS has upped their precipitation total predictions for Thursday. This morning they had my area at 0.1-0.25", now it's 0.25-0.50" for Thursday's cold front. Snow level could be around 3500 feet.

 

My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2020-2021 Season Total: 0.00" (as of 9/30/20)

 

2019-2020 Season Total: 15.82"

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.
 
 

 

 

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NWS adjusted precipitation totals down again.

 

My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2020-2021 Season Total: 0.00" (as of 9/30/20)

 

2019-2020 Season Total: 15.82"

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.
 
 

 

 

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Saddleback Mountain is no longer visible here.

 

It was never visible from this side of the mountains today.

 

My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2020-2021 Season Total: 0.00" (as of 9/30/20)

 

2019-2020 Season Total: 15.82"

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.
 
 

 

 

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NWS adjusted totals upward, again.

 

My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2020-2021 Season Total: 0.00" (as of 9/30/20)

 

2019-2020 Season Total: 15.82"

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.
 
 

 

 

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Another day of mediocre air quality. At least it makes for an interesting view from higher elevations.

 

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My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2020-2021 Season Total: 0.00" (as of 9/30/20)

 

2019-2020 Season Total: 15.82"

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.
 
 

 

 

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For the 16th time in the last 17 days, the sunrise is at 6:55 AM. In the same time, the sunset has changed from 4:52 PM to 5:06 PM. Sunrise will finally be 6:54 AM tomorrow, but that's still later than the Winter Solstice.

 

Looks cloudy this morning so hopefully we can get more than just some sprinkles or drizzle from it.

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It's another hazy morning with random low clouds. Starting to look like Beijing or Mexico City here regarding the haze.

 

There's been quite a bit of that these past few days.

 

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My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2020-2021 Season Total: 0.00" (as of 9/30/20)

 

2019-2020 Season Total: 15.82"

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.
 
 

 

 

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Somehow got worse over the last 2 hours. 

 

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My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2020-2021 Season Total: 0.00" (as of 9/30/20)

 

2019-2020 Season Total: 15.82"

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.
 
 

 

 

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Low clouds and gusty winds just appeared out of nowhere here.

 

My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2020-2021 Season Total: 0.00" (as of 9/30/20)

 

2019-2020 Season Total: 15.82"

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.
 
 

 

 

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Front already weakening near Point Conception on radar.

 

My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2020-2021 Season Total: 0.00" (as of 9/30/20)

 

2019-2020 Season Total: 15.82"

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.
 
 

 

 

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Not related to the current "storm", but something just occurred to me - the NOAA and NWS use 30 year averages, which they update every ten years to calculate average temperatures/precipitation for a given location. For years now I had gotten used to seeing "1981-2010 averages" on their websites and data pages, and before that I remember seeing "1971-2000 averages". Some old pages still even have "1961-1990 averages" if you can spot them. But now, or probably starting next year, we'll start seeing "1991-2020 averages" in their data.

 

My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2020-2021 Season Total: 0.00" (as of 9/30/20)

 

2019-2020 Season Total: 15.82"

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.
 
 

 

 

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Light rain started at exactly midnight here. 0.01"

 

My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2020-2021 Season Total: 0.00" (as of 9/30/20)

 

2019-2020 Season Total: 15.82"

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.
 
 

 

 

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0.07", light rain continuing even though it has all disappeared from doppler radar.

 

My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2020-2021 Season Total: 0.00" (as of 9/30/20)

 

2019-2020 Season Total: 15.82"

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.
 
 

 

 

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Ended with 0.07". I guess I can't complain, but looking forward to more rain eventually.

 

My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2020-2021 Season Total: 0.00" (as of 9/30/20)

 

2019-2020 Season Total: 15.82"

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.
 
 

 

 

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Lot of high clouds today. Still a slight chance of showers for Tuesday.

 

My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2020-2021 Season Total: 0.00" (as of 9/30/20)

 

2019-2020 Season Total: 15.82"

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.
 
 

 

 

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Offshore winds just picked up here, spiking temps and plummeting humidity.

 

My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2020-2021 Season Total: 0.00" (as of 9/30/20)

 

2019-2020 Season Total: 15.82"

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.
 
 

 

 

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Completely cloudy now. And to think it was 77F earlier. Still a dusting of snow atop Saddleback as I was driving back from L.A. this afternoon.

 

My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2020-2021 Season Total: 0.00" (as of 9/30/20)

 

2019-2020 Season Total: 15.82"

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.
 
 

 

 

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High clouds are preventing temperatures from cooling properly tonight. 8:23 PM and only a stagnant 60F wouldn't be unusual for May, but very rare in January.

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My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2020-2021 Season Total: 0.00" (as of 9/30/20)

 

2019-2020 Season Total: 15.82"

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.
 
 

 

 

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Some measurable light rain in Ventura County as well as southern San Diego County near the border, and even a few heavy patches in northern Baja.

 

My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2020-2021 Season Total: 0.00" (as of 9/30/20)

 

2019-2020 Season Total: 15.82"

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.
 
 

 

 

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0.04" here, rain started out of nowhere 20 minutes ago.

 

My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2020-2021 Season Total: 0.00" (as of 9/30/20)

 

2019-2020 Season Total: 15.82"

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.
 
 

 

 

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