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Old 09-24-2019, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I've been noticing monsoon storms in AZ the past couple of weeks. Shouldn't monsoon season be over by now? I know it started late or was basically non-existent in August but isn't this really late? Usually by October it's bone dry and still very warm to hot.

https://www.azfamily.com/weather/for...cca0a5124.html
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Old 09-24-2019, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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I've been noticing monsoon storms in AZ the past couple of weeks. Shouldn't monsoon season be over by now? I know it started late or was basically non-existent in August but isn't this really late? Usually by October it's bone dry and still very warm to hot.

https://www.azfamily.com/weather/for...cca0a5124.html
This event is a hybrid transition season storm. Basically a cutoff upper level sitting over Arizona is sucking in moisture from decaying tropical system and depositing rain all over Arizona.

Here in Tucson weve gotten approximately 1.5 of rain over the past three days. Its 62F and drizzling right now (11:55am)
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Old 09-24-2019, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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This event is a hybrid transition season storm. Basically a cutoff upper level sitting over Arizona is sucking in moisture from decaying tropical system and depositing rain all over Arizona.

Here in Tucson weve gotten approximately 1.5 of rain over the past three days. Its 62F and drizzling right now (11:55am)
Wow it's 97 and sunny in Austin. 62F will be November weather for us.
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Old 09-24-2019, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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Wow it's 97 and sunny in Austin. 62F will be November weather for us.
Up to 74F now. Partly cloudy and windy. High for today will be 75F, really nice for this time of year.
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Old 09-24-2019, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Up to 74F now. Partly cloudy and windy. High for today will be 75F, really nice for this time of year.
We sometimes can get that, actually it's been in the low 60's for a high in September with rain but not this year.
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Old 09-24-2019, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Its because the jet stream is digging that far south

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Old Yesterday, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Up to 74F now. Partly cloudy and windy. High for today will be 75F, really nice for this time of year.
Why is Vegas so hot though (95) while you are cool? They are part of the trough too and farther north.

Vegas: 95
Phoenix: 90
Tucson: 75
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Old Yesterday, 10:27 AM
 
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Its because the jet stream is digging that far south

It's been digging a lot out West these past few years. But earlier discussions I've seen on this forum stated that the dips tend to be East.
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Old Yesterday, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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Why is Vegas so hot though (95) while you are cool? They are part of the trough too and farther north.

Vegas: 95
Phoenix: 90
Tucson: 75


A few reasons. 1. Tucson is at a higher elevation than either of those cities. 2. Tucson had colder upper atmospheric temps as it was closer to the center of the cutoff low. and 3. It was sunny in Phoenix and Las Vegas most of the day while in Tucson it rained until the early afternoon and was only sunny for a few hours.

66F and overcast here at 9:35am
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Old Yesterday, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Yeah id say cloud cover and rain accounts for most of that. In those latitudes in September the sun makes a hell of a difference.
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