Enjoyed some pretty heavy rain here in Las Vegas yesterday. The official total for the date was 1.65 at McCarran airport which was a record for August 22 and the second highest ever recorded for Las Vegas. I recorded 0.81 inches at my house and 0.35 at my weather station at work. It was also very cool, with afternoon temps around 70°F and dew in the evening.
The great spatial variance of rain is interesting. If you are interested in participating in “citizen science”, buy a rain gage and submit your rainfall observations to Cocorhas.