The Weather Guy is back online at visitalamos.com! Look for our new board Alamos Weather to be hosted soon. It has been a very busy and early beginning to the rainy season this year and the Weather Guy has been especially busy recording in great detail each rain event. Unfortunately last year the computer hosting the weather station met an untimely demise and daily data for part of the year was lost and only year end data was recorded at about 21" up to 1 June 2014. A new more reliable system is now in place. So here we go with an up to date accounting
Our monsoon season started early on 16 June at 2:00PM with .70" of rain N/NW wind @ 28mph.
June total was 2.13" with 4 storms (storm = measurable rain over 1 or more continuous days)
The 4th storm began 30 July at 12:15 AM it blew in at 45mph from SE and .70" in one hour. It knocked down big trees and blew unattached objects all over the place. The Weather Guy observed this gust and it appeared to be a swirling wind!
July began as a continuation of the 4th storm on 1 July at 4:45 PM with .65" and wind from SSE @ 20mph
This 4th storm continued on through the 4th of July for a total of 2.08", 5 days in a row of rain!
The 5th storm began 6 July at 5:50PM with .15" and wind from the N/NE @ 18mph
The most notable event was 9 July that began at 12:30 AM with 1.31" by 6:30 AM and a 20 minute period about 2:00AM with .50"
The 5th storm continues on through today with a total of 2.29" over the last 5 days!
Month to date total is 3.35" Year to date is 5.49"
Weather Underground 10 day forecast is for rain today and tomorrow with heavy accumulations through Sunday, but little the beginning of next week until Thursday the 17th.
/ Alamos SO for up to the minute info and yesterdays as well. This site has recently been updated and is extremely complete in the coverage of all facets of global weather.
If you are a weather watcher and have a rain gage please send your data as available. Alamos is a unique microclimate and rain amounts can very greatly by location. My hope is to collect reliable data that can give an accurate annual total for Alamos. To enhance accuracy please check your gage daily and empty it the same time each day, preferably early in the morning.
Have a happy and hopefully continuing wet summer,
Steve, The Weather Guy