Weather Report, 12/11/09

10:30 pm – quite a bit of rain through out the evening, and considerable now.

4:30 pm – it has rained/drizzled on and off all day, mostly off. It is currently raining again.

This afternoon’s 3 pm NOAA discussion contained this:

LIFT ALONG THE COAST COMBINED WITH MOISTURE WILL PRODUCE MORE MODERATE TO STEADY RAINFALL TOMORROW. STORM TOTALS SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY WILL GENERALLY BE 1 TO 2 INCHES OVER HIGHER TERRAIN WITH A FEW POCKETS CLOSE TO 3 INCHES. LOWER ELEVATIONS WILL GENERALLY BE .5 TO 1 INCHES. HAVE ALSO CONTINUED THE MENTION OF ISO THUNDERSTORMS TOMORROW AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

An inch of rain last night, on top of the 1/2 inch yesterday, bringing the season total to 17.1 inches! I have to check my rain gauge. I think it is leaking, as the 6/10ths from the other day disappeared, and in the last 24 hours, Chalk Peak got over 2.5 inches, and Three Peaks got over 3.0. I may have to tape it up. Looking to get a more professional weather station up here for accuracy, although Red-Tail used to use coffee cans set out in various places, measured, and averaged.

From early this morning, the NOAA discussion:

IR SATELLITE INDICATES SOME INTERESTING STORMS NEAR 35N/125W AND BEARING DOWN ON THE CENTRAL COAST. LOTS OF LIGHTNING HAS BEEN DETECTED WITHIN THESE STORMS…SO HAVE INCLUDED THE POSSIBILITY OF THUNDERSTORMS TODAY ACROSS THE CWA…ALTHOUGH THE BEST CHANCES WILL LIKELY BE ACROSS THE SOUTHERN THIRD OF THE CWA.