Southwest StormsJuly 23rd, 2013 at 1:55 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Here’s a picture of the Allure Building in Las Vegas Saturday night. (from Richard Brian and mynews3). Las Vegas only got a total of 1/4″ of rain, but Las Vegas did get at least a trace of rain 3 days in a row. The record heat from earlier in the month as eased. Las Vegas has had 4 days in the row and 7 of the last 12 days that have been cooler than average. It rained over much of the Arizona desert on Sunday. Pic. on the right is flooding in Tucson (from KVOA) The highest total was 3.15″ at Lost Dutchman State Park. Rainfall totaled 1.50″ at Scottsdale, 0.89″ at Phoenix and 0.30″ in Yuma. There was local flooding. Flooding and wind damage (one injury) was reported around Tucson. Tucson has had 2.57″ of rain this month. Phoenix has had 0.98″. Muskegon has had only 0.63″. The high temperature of 87 in Phoenix on Sunday was the coolest high temp. in July since 1986 and the coolest day since May 6.
Finally – cool sunset pic.