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Monthly Rainfall Amounts for the Rim.
Arizona
Contributors to this thread:
Coyote 65 06-Mar-18
WDP 06-Mar-18
AZBUGLER 08-Mar-18
Boris 11-Mar-18
AZBUGLER 12-Mar-18
Boris 12-Mar-18
Coyote 65 09-Apr-18
Coyote 65 30-Apr-18
AZrecurve 30-Apr-18
Boris 30-Apr-18
notags 02-May-18
Coyote 65 02-May-18
Coyote 65 31-May-18
Boscoe 01-Jun-18
Coyote 65 17-Jun-18
BOHNTR 19-Jun-18
AZBUGLER 19-Jun-18
Coyote 65 04-Jul-18
Coyote 65 05-Jul-18
AZBUGLER 05-Jul-18
Coyote 65 06-Jul-18
BOHNTR 06-Jul-18
Coyote 65 07-Jul-18
Coyote 65 08-Jul-18
BOHNTR 08-Jul-18
notags 08-Jul-18
AZBUGLER 08-Jul-18
Coyote 65 09-Jul-18
AZBUGLER 09-Jul-18
Mydogmo 09-Jul-18
StickFlicker 10-Jul-18
notags 10-Jul-18
creed 10-Jul-18
AZrecurve 10-Jul-18
BOHNTR 10-Jul-18
Coyote 65 10-Jul-18
BOHNTR 10-Jul-18
Coyote 65 12-Jul-18
Lv2hnt 12-Jul-18
notags 12-Jul-18
Mydogmo 12-Jul-18
Coyote 65 13-Jul-18
BOHNTR 14-Jul-18
AZBUGLER 15-Jul-18
Coyote 65 31-Jul-18
Coyote 65 02-Aug-18
BOHNTR 03-Aug-18
Coyote 65 24-Aug-18
AZrecurve 24-Aug-18
Coyote 65 05-Oct-18
Coyote 65 07-Oct-18
BOHNTR 07-Oct-18
BOHNTR 16-Oct-18
Coyote 65 29-Oct-18
Coyote 65 30-Nov-18
ChadS 19-Dec-18
Coyote 65 25-Dec-18
Chuckster 25-Dec-18
Coyote 65 31-Dec-18
Knothead 31-Dec-18
Scar Finga 01-Jan-19
From: Coyote 65
06-Mar-18
I was requested to start a new thread on rainfall for the rim area. This only reflects the amount of water that hits my barn in Unit 23 North. I live in the vicinity of where the Chamberlain Trail and Colcord road intersect.

Last year from the end of the Monsoon until December there was .01 inch of rain. The new year started out much better as we have 6 inches of rain since Jan 1.

I will update this monthly until we get close to the monsoon, then it will be after every storm that blows thru.

Terry

From: WDP
06-Mar-18
Forest Lakes has a good weather station with updates also.

http://www.forestlakesweather.com/web/

From: AZBUGLER
08-Mar-18
Nice! I like it! I also follow Forest Lakes Weather.

From: Boris
11-Mar-18
my daughter live over by whiteriver. She said that it has been raining since Saturday morning. Her mother and I will be out there in june. She is moving back to Pa. so she can finish her Masters.

From: AZBUGLER
12-Mar-18
Rained mostly all day from Forest Lakes to Heber yesterday. Real soaker.

From: Boris
12-Mar-18
Daughter said it finely stopped on Monday morning in whiteriver/canyon day.

From: Coyote 65
09-Apr-18

Coyote 65's embedded Photo
Time, Date Temp are correct.
Coyote 65's embedded Photo
Time, Date Temp are correct.
Back from Vacation. Had a little snow, gone the next day and a little rain. New total for the year. 6.06

Terry

From: Coyote 65
30-Apr-18
No rain since the last update. Yearly total still at 6.06

Terry

From: AZrecurve
30-Apr-18
And we already have forest fires burning homes! Gonna be a long summer.

From: Boris
30-Apr-18
Oh, that's a drop in the bucket. In the erie, pa. area, we got 198.8" for the year. An that's just snow.

From: notags
02-May-18
Boris, its not even a drop in the bucket. that would be an improvement at this point. We are dry!!!

From: Coyote 65
02-May-18
Had .31 today. A little sleet, a little snow, some hail, and even some rain. YTD total is now 6.37. Should help with the Tinder fire as it snowed much more on top of the rim, also much less wind than we have been having. The Smokey the Bear sign went from extreme fire danger to moderate. But alas it looks as if the storm has finished.

Terry

From: Coyote 65
31-May-18
So for May a total of .31 inches. Smokey is at Extreme, and the forest is closed. All the spots that people usually camp at have yellow caution tape draped across the openings. Colcord Rd. Highway 260 junction has a caution tape and a sign stating entry by permit only. The month of May was extremely windy.

Have not seen any fawns or calves yet, but have seen a couple of bulls in velvet. The growth looks normal.

Terry

From: Boscoe
01-Jun-18
Thank you for the updates Terry. I have a 3A bow tag in my pocket and, luckily, the Point Guard in hand as an emergency chute. Hopefully it won't come down to that.

From: Coyote 65
17-Jun-18
Halfway thru June, Bud dropped 1.07 YTD 7.63.

Terry

From: BOHNTR
19-Jun-18
We had about .70" here in Lakeside.

From: AZBUGLER
19-Jun-18
Just a guess but I’d say we got close to an inch in Forest Lakes.

From: Coyote 65
04-Jul-18
The month of June ended up with just one storm, Bud. YTD rainfall is still just 7.63. However on a brighter note, it looks as if the rains are headed our way, Western NM looks as if it is having some activity. July 4th is partially cloudy, Something I haven't seen since Bud.

Terry

From: Coyote 65
05-Jul-18
Currently raining, will get back with totals when it finishes.

Terry

From: AZBUGLER
05-Jul-18
That’s great! Doing my rain dance.

From: Coyote 65
06-Jul-18
AZBUGLER, you must be a terrible dancer as I only got .04. But the monsoon has started.

Terry

From: BOHNTR
06-Jul-18
Terry:

We got .54" in Lakeside.....it's a start!

From: Coyote 65
07-Jul-18
We got .1 today, but looking forward to tomorrow, when more is predicted.

Terry

From: Coyote 65
08-Jul-18
.3 today, just over 8 inches ytd.

Terry

From: BOHNTR
08-Jul-18
We got an additional .24" yesterday.

From: notags
08-Jul-18
diddly squat down here in the valley, but it is clouding up.

From: AZBUGLER
08-Jul-18

AZBUGLER's embedded Photo
AZBUGLER's embedded Photo
Nice storm yesterday afternoon in rim country.

From: Coyote 65
09-Jul-18
.93 inches today, for a short period the trout stream was running down the driveway.

Terry

From: AZBUGLER
09-Jul-18
Awesome!

From: Mydogmo
09-Jul-18
We got smashed in the valley!.... My House in chandler survived.... Will find out tomorrow about the rest of the valley tho... Whew!

.serious wind!!!!

From: StickFlicker
10-Jul-18
I got the wind in the North Valley, broke the tree across the street in half. But didn't hardly get a drop of rain. We didn't get anything from the hurricane a few weeks ago either. We haven't had rain here in 8-9 months I don't think.

From: notags
10-Jul-18
Got a good soaking at the 83rd and Pinnacle Peak area last night, but tons or wind and dust. My pool resembled a cattle tank this morning. But, I'll take any rain we can get, even my desert plants were looking like veggie jerkey.

From: creed
10-Jul-18
tore my place up last night. Roofs, trees, fences, etc. We did get some rain and looking at rain gauge totals through my hunting areas they did pretty good on rainfall. We certainly needed it.

From: AZrecurve
10-Jul-18
Hammered in the east valley. I got it all yesterday. Wind, hail and heavy rain. The rolled roofing on my patio resembles a burrito now. Guess what I'm doing this weekend? Lol

From: BOHNTR
10-Jul-18
Hell of a storm just rolled through Lakeside and Show Low. A Lot of water in a short time.

From: Coyote 65
10-Jul-18
We got .33 inches today, none yesterday. Things are starting to green up. Tonto NF is going to open back up, but with restrictions.

Terry

From: BOHNTR
10-Jul-18
.67" out of tonight's storm.

From: Coyote 65
12-Jul-18
.49 today Terry

From: Lv2hnt
12-Jul-18
This all helps, but long-term is what we really need!

From: notags
12-Jul-18
We about got drowned in Peoria last night, and my buddy in Tucson said the southern part of the state is getting lots too. Keep it coming!

From: Mydogmo
12-Jul-18
4 nights in a row in chandler Nothing devastating... But 25 minutes or so of easy rain

From: Coyote 65
13-Jul-18
.32 inches today

Terry

From: BOHNTR
14-Jul-18
.55" last night.....we've received almost 4" since July 5th at our property.....with more in the forecast!

From: AZBUGLER
15-Jul-18
Got some totals from last week at Forest Lakes. On 7-7: .39” and 7-8: .69”. Got dumped on Friday and This afternoon too.

The difference between last weekend and this weekend was night and day. Filled up almost every single tank! Nice to see.

From: Coyote 65
31-Jul-18
YTD total 14.42

July total 6.8

July total is usually around 3 inches, and August the same. Hopefully August will be good to us too.

Was out looking for elk this evening and ran into a spike with about 3 foot spikes, so I don't think antler development was hurt by the lack of rain/snow this last winter. There was enough grass left over from the year before to get them to the green up this year. And green it is.

Terry

From: Coyote 65
02-Aug-18
August started out with a bang. .31 today. The month of July only had 8 days where we did not have measurable rain. The first 4, and then isolated days during the month.

Terry

From: BOHNTR
03-Aug-18
Good storm in Lskeside and Show Low right now!

From: Coyote 65
24-Aug-18
Leaving for Alaska in the morning, so will give the totals for August so far. 20 inches ytd. 5.6 inches for August so far with 8 days to go. Betting on 6+ inches.

Will be back Mid Sept. will update figures then too.

Terry

From: AZrecurve
24-Aug-18
Been one of the best monsoons in recent memory. Rain everywhere. Even the deserts are getting pounded. Going to make for some great December and January archery deer hunting!

Now if we can parlay a wet winter with this years monsoon, we'll be in great shape in the near future.

From: Coyote 65
05-Oct-18
Looks like August was a little over 6 inches, Sept was a bust with .56 inches. October storm was 3.5 inches. Rainfall total for 2018, drumroll 25.1 inches so far.

Terry

From: Coyote 65
07-Oct-18
Woke up this morning to 1/2 of white stuff all over the ground. More falling, but by 11:00 mostly melted and blue skies until the next band of rain hits.

Terry

From: BOHNTR
07-Oct-18
Have 3" on the ground still at my place......nice early snowfall. Hope it's a sign of things to come this winter.

From: BOHNTR
16-Oct-18
5" of snow today........muddy mess out there now. :)

From: Coyote 65
29-Oct-18
With just a couple of days left in Oct and no rain in the forecast here are the totals. 6.57 and the ytd total 28.4 inches.

The wife had a cow tag and it looks like all the stock tanks are full. Temp streams are running, so if we get any kinda snow this winter it will be good for antlers next year.

If you all want more rain just forward me the money for my next construction project. When ever I start one it seems like it rains every day.

Terry

From: Coyote 65
30-Nov-18
No rain in Nov until today. 1.3 inches and 29.7 for the year. That 1.3 included about 2 inches of snow which has melted off.

Terry

From: ChadS
19-Dec-18
Sounds like you are getting some good rains. Only 15 inches in 2018 for NW Montana.

From: Coyote 65
25-Dec-18
Christmas night snow started at 4:00 pm. Great Christmas present.

Terry

From: Chuckster
25-Dec-18
Nice. Thanks for the updates, I do appreciate it. Merry Christmas..

From: Coyote 65
31-Dec-18
New Years Eve. Snow is falling and sticking. As this won't register on my rain gauge until it melts I will close out this thread with the year totals. We had a really good year as far as rainfall total, the monsoon was wonderful, and we have had good rainfall since the monsoon ended. DRUM ROLL, Year total was 31.51.

Normal rainfall is around 22 inches a year, so we did good.

Terry

From: Knothead
31-Dec-18
Good news and thanks for the updates.

From: Scar Finga
01-Jan-19
That is good news, Thanks for the update!

Good Luck on your trips, be safe and have a blessed 2019!

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