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Finally, some rain

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I really enjoyed a nice rainy day today. I recorded 0.42 inches of rain here in Syzdekistan and got to spend a couple of hours doing field work in the rain. Since I was doing aquatic invertebrate sampling, my bottom half wearing waders was (mostly) dry but my top half got drenched. With temperatures in […]

The National Weather Service forecast for tomorrow includes a 70% chance of rain, highs in the 40s and snow mixed with rain and snow levels down to 2500 feet tomorrow night with light accumulations possible. If any of those things happen, I will be happy. For Syzdekistan, our last heavy rain was in February when […]

In summary: Dry, warm than seasonal. From the National Weather Service:

I knew I wasn’t supposed to be running the air conditioner today. From the National Weather Service: … Daily record high minimum temperature broken in Las Vegas… … Monthly record high minimum temperature tied in Las Vegas… The low temperature in Las Vegas on Friday November 6 2009 was 62 degrees. Not only did this […]

Well, it continued to be dry here in Syzdekistan. I recorded no rain in October, but I did see a few sprinkles around the valley and our yearly total stands at 1.85 with most of that falling in February. Below the fold is the official climatic summary from the National Weather Service. One interesting note […]

From the National Weather Service: Record high maximum temperature broken in Las Vegas today… The high temperature at McCarran International Airport here in Las Vegas warmed to 110 degrees today. This reading broke the previous record high maximum temperature of 109… which last occurred in 1940.

RECORD EVENT REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAS VEGAS NV 805 PM PDT FRI AUG 7 2009 …RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE BROKEN IN LAS VEGAS TODAY… THE HIGH TEMPERATURE AT MCCARRAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT HERE IN LAS VEGAS TODAY ONLY WARMED TO 91 DEGREES. THIS READING BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD LOW MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 92…WHICH CAN ALSO […]

… Unseasonably cool air breaks and ties records around the Las Vegas forecast and warning area today… The high temperature at McCarran International Airport here in Las Vegas today only warmed to 95 degrees. This reading tied the previous record low maximum temperature… which can also be termed as the coolest high temperature… which last […]

A Very Warm July

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From the National Weather Service: … a very warm July for the Mojave Desert… A persistent upper level ridge of high pressure across the southwestern United States during July 2009 has resulted in the month going into the record books as one of the warmest ever on record. In general the upper ridge was centered […]

Tim Vasquez has updated his page about the tragic Air France crash with some more fascinating maps. Be sure to check out the comments as well.