Thursday, January 07, 2016

El Niño Hits The Old Pueblo

Last January, on New Year's Day, we had snow in Tucson. Today when I went to pick up my nephews from school, we had more.

Early this morning as I headed to my doctor appointment, it was chilly but clear.  Two hours later the storm clouds were covering the city and the rain had started.  By 2:30 when I went to pick up my youngest nephew, the rain was coming down hard and the roads were flooding, as they're known to do here when we get a quick heavy rain.

By 3:00 the washes were running freely and I was actually a little concerned about how deep the water was getting and how fast it was flowing. The roads looked like our yard did a couple of years ago.

Then, less than a mile from our house as I pulled up to the high school, the snow was falling in big fat wet flakes. It didn't stick, but the roads a few miles north of us were a mess.

I was home from the school within the next fifteen minutes and the photo above was the view from the front yard - heavy, low clouds, and snow on the mountain.

The Weather Gods knew I was coming.

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2015: Cackling Is One Of The Rules
2014: Ugatz
2013: All The Better To See You With My Dear 
2012: Gratuitous Cute Dog Photo
2011: How To Kill Bees
2010: A Mirage Of Sorts
2009: Clouds Aflame
2008: When You Get One Like This, Don’t Let Him Get Away
2007: A Good Tipper Can Always Get Away With Being A Little Bossy
2006: Like Day And Night In Utah
2005: Sorry, no post on this day. The blog didn’t start until May 2005!

1 comment:

Belledog said...

Love this photo.

I checked out your 2014 video of the running water in the yard, following an earlier storm. Intense.

Gonna be interesting to hear about what else you see, out on your travels in this year of El Nino.