August 24, 2006 Storm Statistics

Readings From Weather Bus.com:

Rain Start Time: August 24, 2006 at 7:35am
Rain End Time: August 24, 2006 at 11:10am
Storm Total: 0.39in.
Max Rain Rate: 0.90in/hr
Peak Wind Gust: NW 19mph at 3:07pm
Total Lightning: 139,329

Comments:
This particular storm made for a pretty active morning across much of the valley. This storm also created a pleasant afternoon, with the temperature only rising to 88.6°F, which is the lowest high temperature we have recorded since May 28, 2006, when the high temperature was 84.7°F.

During the early morning hours a storm developed in the vicinity of Eloy/Casa Grande and began moving NNW toward the valley. During the storms movement toward the valley, more storms developed in front of it, resulting in another round of heavy rain for many location. Various washes were running, with numerous reports of motorist being stuck, when they tried to cross flooded roads and washes. Remember "Turn Around Don't Drown".

At our location, we received 0.39in. of rain with a max rain rate of 0.90in/hr.. The lightning with this particular storm was rather intense, with numerous cloud to ground lightning strikes. Throughout the day on August 24th, we recorded 71,952 cloud-to-ground strikes with 13,865 of those being positive cloud-to-ground strikes, which are the most dangerous.

Unlike the August 21st storm that moved through Mesa, wind was not a factor with this storm with a high wind speed of less then 20mph.

In Gold Canyon, Gerry reported 0.37in. of rain falling between 6:50am and 11:00am. Al, also in Gold Canyon, reported a storm total of 0.37in.. In Gilbert, near the Freestone Park, Ken reported 0.52in. of rain falling between 6:30am and 10:30am. The Kings Ranch Road rain gauge, in Gold Canyon, reported 0.39in.. Sandra, in Gold Canyon, reported 1 inch of rainfall between 7am and 11:30am. Thank you for your rain reports! The above rain totals were reported to us by private individuals. The accuracy of these reports is unknown.

We will have a radar loop of the entire storm available within the next few days. Please check back soon.


Rainfall Totals Released From The NWS:

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
 NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX AZ
 1000 AM MST THU AUG 24 2006
 
 ...24 HOUR PRECIPITATION FOR THE PHOENIX METRO AREA ENDING
 AT 10 AM...
 
                                6 HR PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
                                OLDEST  >>>>>>>>>>>  NEWEST
 
   ID     STATION NAME          10 AM   4 PM  10 PM   4 AM   24 HR
                                -4 PM -10 PM  -4 AM -10 AM   TOTAL
 
 
 
 AHWATUKEE
 MAHA3    AHWATUKEE              0.00   0.00   0.00   0.04    0.04
 
 APACHE JUNCTION
 PMDA3    USERY MOUNTAIN PARK    0.00   0.00   0.00   0.04    0.04
 KNGA3    KINGS RANCH            0.00   0.00   0.00   0.39    0.39
 
 AVONDALE
 AVOA3    AGUA FRIA @ BUCKEYE    0.00   0.00   0.00   0.20    0.20
 
 BUCKEYE
 MBUA3    BUCKEYE FRS #2         0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
 
 CAREFREE
 ZCAA3    FRAESFIELD MOUNTAIN    0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
 CRFA3    CAREFREE RANCH         0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
 
 CAVECREEK
 HMBA3    HUMBOLDT MOUNTAIN      0.00   0.00     M      M       M
 CBTA3    CAVE BUTTES DAM        0.00   0.00   0.00   0.08    0.08
 
 CHANDLER
 ZCHA3    EMF @ ARIZONA AVE      0.00   0.00   0.00   0.04    0.04
 
 GILBERT
 ZGIA3    MESA TOWER             0.00   0.00   0.00   0.47    0.47
 ZCPA3    CROSSROADS PARK        0.00   0.00   0.00   0.59    0.59
 
 GLENDALE
 MGLA3    CITY OF GLENDALE       0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
 MMDA3    MARYLAND @ 27TH AVE    0.00   0.00   0.00     M       M
 MSXA3    ACDC @ 67TH AVE        0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
 
 GOODYEAR
 ZGYA3    TUTHILL @ RAY RD       0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
 
 GUADALUPE
 ZGAA3    GUADALUPE FRS          0.00   0.00   0.00   0.04    0.04
 
 MESA
 MBDA3    BROADWAY @ DOBSON      0.00   0.00   0.00   0.28    0.28
 ZBLA3    BROADWAY @ LINDSAY     0.00   0.00   0.00   1.38    1.38
 MBHA3    BROWN RD. @ HORNE      0.00   0.00   0.00   0.43    0.43
 MEEA3    KLEINMAN PARK          0.00   0.00   0.00   0.43    0.43
 FALA3    THUNDER MOUNTAIN       0.00   0.00   0.00   0.08    0.08
 MLAA3    MOUNTAIN VIEW PARK     0.00   0.00   0.00   1.30    1.30
 WMSA3    QUEEN CREEK RD         0.00   0.00   0.00   0.98    0.98
 ZUPA3    USERY PARK WS          0.00   0.00   0.00   0.04    0.04
 
 NEW RIVER
 NEWA3    SUNUP RANCH            0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
 
 PARADISE VALLEY
 MCLA3    CAVE CREEK LANDFILL      M      M      M      M       M
 MCCA3    E FORK CC #1           0.00   0.00   0.00   1.10    1.10
 MLDA3    LOST DOG WASH          0.00   0.00   0.00   0.31    0.31
 MRPA3    REATA PASS DAMSITE     0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
 
 PEORIA
 NRDA3    NEW RIVER DAM          0.00   0.00   0.00   0.28    0.28
 MBLA3    NEW RIVER @ BELL RD    0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
 
 PHOENIX
 MBTA3    CESAR CHAVEZ PARK      0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
 MMIA3    MISSOURI @ 16TH ST     0.00   0.00   0.00     M       M
 MOXA3    OLD XCUT @ MCDOWELL    0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
 MPAA3    PAPAGO PARK            0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
 MPPA3    PERRY PARK             0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
 ADBA3    ADOBE DAM              0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
 MPHA3    SKUNK CREEK @ I-17     0.00   0.00   0.00   0.91    0.91
 MPMA3    JEFFERSON @ 4TH AVE    0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
 MROA3    ROESER @ 2ND ST        0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
          UNDEFINED                M      M      M      M       M
 ZSFA3    SOUTH MOUNTAIN FAN     0.00   0.00   0.00   0.04    0.04
 MTHA3    THOMAS & 16TH ST       0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
 MTQA3    THOMAS @ 48TH ST       0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
 
 QUEEN CREEK
 ZQRA3    QUEEN CR @ RITTENHO    0.00   0.00   0.00   2.13    2.13
 ZQCA3    QUEEN CREEK LANDFIL    0.00   0.00   0.00   0.71    0.71
 QNCA3    EMF @ QUEEN CREEK R    0.00   0.00   0.00   0.08    0.08
 
 SCOTTSDALE
 SDLA3    INDIAN BEND WASH @     0.00   0.00   0.00   0.12    0.12
 ZMDA3    MCDOWELL MOUNTAIN P    0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
 MPJA3    PIMA @ JOMAX           0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
 
 SUN CITY
 MSWA3    SUN CITY WEST          0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
 
 SURPRISE
 MDYA3    DYSART @ BELL RD       0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
 MCFA3    MCMICKEN FLOODWAY      0.00   0.00   0.00   0.04    0.04
 
 TEMPE
 MSPA3    SALT RIVER @ PRIEST    0.00   0.00   0.00   0.16    0.16
 MTEA3    ASU SOUTH              0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00