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More on the Arizona Monsoon and Urban Heat Island

While unemployed. I am attempting knowledge retention through reading the books that once decorated my office shelf. Reading science books probably won’t win me the ladies, but it at least feels more productive than watching television. A few years ago … Continue reading

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Lightning

I finally took a photo of lightning. Tricky little bastard! Okay, I cheated. I took a quick video and captured a frame. The trigger on my camera isn’t fast enough to take an actual photo unless I push the shutter … Continue reading

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Urban Heat Island and the Arizona Monsoon

Over the past week or two, Arizonans began their annual Monsoon speculation. For the next few months, Arizonans will devote considerable casual conversation to the weather – when it will rain, why it won’t rain, where it will rain, and … Continue reading

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Another Arizona controversy – the weather.

Annual precipitation in southern Arizona follows a bimodal distribution. That means most rainfall occurs in two distinct periods, with little rainfall during the remainder of the year. Winter precipitation results from Pacific frontal storms and occurs between December and mid-April. … Continue reading

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