Monday, July 17, 2006

Early Alarm

I woke up shortly after 4:00 AM to the sound of thunder. Around 4:30, we had brief but very heavy rain. I could not go back to sleep after that so I looked at the radar pictures. It was a very thin rainband which explains the brevity of the rain.

The rainband moved out toward the sea.

A glance at the GOES west IR image shows the summer monsoon snuck in from the southeast, hitting the desert first. This also happened in July 1997. Leave a comment if there was a similiar storm more recently.

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