(I just have time for a quick report right now. More later.) I thought the Mexican CONAGUA site was calling this low pressure system "Tormenta Invernal #8" (winter storm #8), but it was apparently #9. Just trying to give it a name for our record books. I dub thee "Winter Storm #9."
Briefly, my forecast resources say there is still a small chance of rain today, tapering off to nothing by tonight. I'll address the longer-range forecast later, but tomorrow at least looks pretty dry.
Total rain over the 3 days here at my back yard was 9.7" / 246mm, but others around town have reported as much as 14.25" / 362mm. Amazing! I can't explain the wide variation, but I'll include these other reports as side notes in my weather data spreadsheet. Thanks for the reports!
The first sprinkles came Sunday morning around 9am, but the first measurable rain didn't start until mid-day Sunday I believe.
We set one record for sure: yesterday's maximum (NOT minimum) temperature was the coldest in my 10-year record: 70.3°F / 21.3°C. During the whole day the temp didn't vary more than 1 degree F! Here is a list of the top 8 coldest max temps:
This storm came in #5 in the top 10 wettest multi-day storms in the last 10 years (it would have been #1 if we used the 14.25" from Tom O.):
And it came in #3 in the Top 10 1-day rain totals (probably would have been #1 here also using Tom's numbers.):
And of course this was the record-wettest March. Our data shows no measurable rain in March back to 2004. Betty U. reports that she is sure there has been no rain in March back to 1995. And my Mexican neighbor who grew up here also remembers no rain in March at least back into the '80s. Pretty loud way to introduce March to it's first rain!
Enjoy the sun! More to come...
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