We’ve got 3, count ‘em, 3 big storms coming our way this week. As a matter of fact, the first one is here as of this morning. I woke up to rain, quiet easy but steady rain. It went on for another hour or so and has let up for the time being. It’s lovely, if the whole week is this wet and not pouring it will be really pleasant, I think.
And, yes, these storms are courtesy of the Southwest Deserts’ friend, El Nino. El Nino is the weather pattern that appears every few years, 5-10, I think. And it seems to cause lots of problem when it disrupts the usual weather pattern in North and South America but here in Arizona and in Southern California it is good for more rain than usual in the winter.
Channel 12, NBC broadcast affiliate, said the first two storms are Mon-Tuesday night and we can expect ½ - 1 inch of rain in Phoenix metro area. The next storm is wetter and maybe 1-3 inches of rain.
My one grey tabby female won’t be happy with this rain but we got to have it! These 3 storms will cover the whole state and bring rain in the deserts and snow in the high country. I ought to have a map of Arizona to link to when I mention these things so I can find them on the map and maybe, if anyone is checking in here, they could see it, too. Possible 4th or 5th storms were mentioned in one forecast I heard on local TV.
I’ll have to move the plants on the front porch out a little so they can get some of the rain, fresh from the sky this week. Maybe we’ll catch up on our lack of precipitation; it seems to me we’re an inch or two down from where we should be this time of year. But then I can hardly remember a time in my life when I’ve ever heard that we had an “excess” of rain/precipitation either!
The new CSA session starts on Wednesday and I have to take my contract and check over there and turn it in and get my first load of food from there! I hope my contact can email more specific directions than I have so I can find them in the hospital complex they distribute from. I know where the major cross streets are but it’s a big complex.
Good heavens, I just found my name on Chile’s Chews local blog list! Right there in the list with Solar Oven Chef!
Of course, local blogs are valuable to those living in similar locations, I know because I read chile’s and the Solar Chef myself. My thanks to chile!
Peace to All, shamba