Did you get some rain Friday afternoon?
- Friday afternoon brought rain to Yavapai County.
- Monsoon moisture is possible for the next week or so
- Scattered afternoon thunderstorms will be possible each day this week
- Expect to see more typical temperatures for August
Dr. Curtis James brings some good news to those craving rain, "Deep monsoon moisture is *finally* now in place and will be for the next week or so according to latest weather forecast models.”
The weather channel agrees with him, "If the clouds give way, moderate instability is forecast to develop with daytime heating south of the rim over Yavapai county and a few strong to severe storms may develop.
"A similar pattern is forecast through the weekend. As moisture spreads northward across Arizona, storm chances will correspondingly spread north covering all of Arizona. We anticipate a more typical monsoon pattern to be in place next week featuring scattered afternoon thunderstorms each day and more typical August temperatures.
"Monday through Wednesday...Daily chances for showers and thunderstorms will persist with the potential for a decent coverage of wetting rain by Tuesday and Wednesday. Daytime temperatures will return to near normal.”
This is what Friday’s storms looked like.
It’s been so long since we’ve had a real monsoon season, it might be helpful to go over a few tips and tricks for navigating unexpected weather.
Check the weather online or through TV and radio forecasts
Subscribe to weather notification services
Create a Disaster Supply Kit
Three gallons of water in clean, closed containers for each person
First aid kit
Food that doesn’t require cooking or refrigeration
Turn around, don’t drown
Don’t drive around barricades - it’s illegal
Aviod low-water crossings
Avoid camping in a wash or at the bottom of a canyon
Do not attempt to cross flowing streams
If flooding occurs, get to higher ground.