December 7-8, 2007 Storm Statistics

Readings From Weather Bus.com:

First Measurable Rain Time: December 7, 2007 at 7:20pm
Last Measurable Rain Time: December 8, 2007 at 10:40am
Storm Total: 1.45in.
Max Rain Rate: 2.69in/hr on December 8th @ 4:02am
Peak Wind Gust: S @ 27mph on December 7, 2007 at 12:43pm

Comments:
This is the second large storm to affect the area so far this month! The storm total with this system was 1.45in., making the monthly rainfall thus far 1.93in.. Between November 30th and December 9th (10days), we have received 3.90in. of rainfall, which is 34% of the yearly rain total, thus far, of 11.34in.. Due to the impressive rainfall totals, we have rated this storm in the significant category.

The light to moderate showers, with some periods of heavy rain, were due to a low pressure system and associated cold front, which moved through the area. Ahead of the front, a large amount of moisture was imported into the area, along with some decent dynamics, which helped enhance the uplift, which in return produced some impressive rainfall totals across the valley for the second weekend in a row.

The first measurable rain at our location was recorded around 7:20pm on December 7th, and was continuous until 7:15am on December 8th. Periods of heavy rainfall moved through the area during the early morning hours on December 8th, with a peak rainfall rate of 2.69in/hr occurring at 4:02am. From when the rain began to 7:15am on December 8th, we recorded 1.41in. of rainfall. Another area of light rainfall moved through the area from 9:00am to around 10:45am leading to an additional 0.04in. of rainfall. The overall storm total for this storm system was 1.45in.. The daily rain total for December 7th was 0.46in., and for December 8th it was 0.99in..

Below are rain totals reported to us by the public. Weather Bus.com thanks you for your reports!
  1. Al, in Northwest Gold Canyon, reported at 8:37am on December 8th, a storm total of 1.41in. and noted that light rain was continuing. He reported an additional 0.09in. of rain falling between 8:37am and the end of the storm, bringing the storm total to 1.50in..
  2. Robert, in West Gold Canyon, reported a storm total of 1.50+in. Rain total is from December 7th in the evening to December 8th at 3:08pm.
  3. Paul, near Sleepy Hollow and Del Monte in Gold Canyon, reported a rain total of 1.50in..
  4. Ken, just east of the Freestone Park in Gilbert, reported a storm total of 1.13in..
  5. John, in Mountain Brook Village, reported a storm total from December 7th to December 8th of 1.50in..
  6. Mike, near Falling Star and Cloud View in Gold Canyon, reported a storm total of 1.88in.. He noted nice steady rain all night. The storm total was the average from three rain gauges.
  7. Don, from Montesa in Gold Canyon, reported a storm total of 2.50in..
(The above rain totals were reported to us by the public. The accuracy of these reports is unknown.)

We thank you again for your reports! If it rained at your location, let us know by using the menu toward the top of the page (Public Reports --> Rain Reports). Your report will be added to this page.

This storm system was cooler then the last as it came from the northwest, and not out of the south as the last storm on December 1st did. As a result, some areas of northern Arizona did receive snowfall. Below are some of the snow totals released by the National Weather Service in Flagstaff. (totals are in inches)
ALPINE 5-6. 
BELLEMONT TRACE-1. 
CLINTS WELL 2. 
FLAGSTAFF AIRPORT TRACE-1. 
FOREST LAKES 5. 
GREER 4. 
JACOB LAKE 4-5. 
KOHLS RANCH 3. 
MCNARY 2N 4. 
SNOWBOWL (9500 FEET) 5. 
SNOWBOWL (10800 FEET) 7. 
SUNRISE 10. 
WINDOW ROCK 2-3. 
 


Storm Pictures Taken on December 7-8, 2007: (Click Pictures To Enlarge)

Radar Loop From 10:49pm to 11:19pm Dec 7th
Radar Loop From 3:23am to 3:53am Dec 8th

Radar Loop From 6:41am to 7:11am Dec 8th



Rainfall Totals Released From The NWS:

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX AZ
1240 PM MST SAT DEC 8 2007

...24 HOUR PRECIPITATION FOR THE PHOENIX METRO AREA ENDING
AT 12 NOON...

...PHOENIX SKY HARBOR AIRPORT STORM TOTAL PRECIPITATION AS OF NOON
SATURDAY WAS 1.01 INCHES (0.69 FRIDAY AND 0.32 TODAY)...

                               6 HR PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
                               OLDEST  >>>>>>>>>>>  NEWEST
  ID     STATION NAME           NOON   6 PM   MDNT   6 AM   24 HR
                               -6 PM  -MDNT  -6 AM  -NOON   TOTAL


AHWATUKEE
MAHA3    AHWATUKEE              0.16   0.24   0.35   0.00    0.75
APACHE JUNCTION
PMDA3    USERY MOUNTAIN PARK    0.00   0.43   0.51   0.04    0.98
KNGA3    KINGS RANCH            0.00   0.43   0.00   0.00    0.43
AVONDALE
AVOA3    AGUA FRIA @ BUCKEYE    0.08   0.00   0.00   0.16    0.24
BUCKEYE
MBUA3    BUCKEYE FRS #2         0.08   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.08
CAREFREE
CRFA3    CAREFREE RANCH         0.43   0.12   0.00   0.00    0.55
CAVECREEK
HMBA3    HUMBOLDT MOUNTAIN      0.31   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.31
CBTA3    CAVE BUTTES DAM        0.16   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.16
CHANDLER
ZCHA3    EMF @ ARIZONA AVE      0.00   0.28   0.39   0.00    0.67
GILBERT
ZGIA3    MESA TOWER             0.08   0.28   0.31   0.00    0.67
ZCPA3    CROSSROADS PARK        0.04   0.28   0.43   0.00    0.75
GLENDALE
MGLA3    CITY OF GLENDALE       0.12   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.12
MMDA3    MARYLAND @ 27TH AVE    0.12   0.00   0.04   0.00    0.16
MSXA3    ACDC @ 67TH AVE        0.12   0.24   0.12   0.00    0.47
GOODYEAR
ZGYA3    TUTHILL @ RAY RD       0.00   0.04   0.04   0.00    0.08
GUADALUPE
ZGAA3    GUADALUPE FRS          0.31   0.16   0.28   0.00    0.75
MESA
MBDA3    BROADWAY @ DOBSON      0.16   0.16   0.31   0.00    0.63
ZBLA3    BROADWAY @ LINDSAY     0.08   0.35   0.43   0.00    0.87
MBHA3    BROWN RD. @ HORNE      0.04   0.28   0.24   0.00    0.55
MEEA3    KLEINMAN PARK          0.12   0.28   0.28   0.00    0.67
FALA3    THUNDER MOUNTAIN       0.04   0.51   0.55   0.00    1.10
MLAA3    MOUNTAIN VIEW PARK     0.00   0.51   0.43   0.00    0.94
WMSA3    QUEEN CREEK RD         0.00   0.31   0.51   0.04    0.87
ZUPA3    USERY PARK WS          0.04   0.43   0.98   0.00    1.46
NEW RIVER
NEWA3    SUNUP RANCH            0.75   0.00   0.08   0.00    0.83
PARADISE VALLEY
MCLA3    CAVE CREEK LANDFILL    0.35   0.00   0.24   0.00    0.59
MCCA3    E FORK CC #1           0.35   0.00   0.20   0.00    0.55
MLDA3    LOST DOG WASH          0.04   0.28   0.43   0.20    0.95
MRPA3    REATA PASS DAMSITE     0.47   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.47
PEORIA
NRDA3    NEW RIVER DAM          0.04   0.12   0.00   0.00    0.16
MBLA3    NEW RIVER @ BELL RD    0.08   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.08
PHOENIX
MBTA3    CESAR CHAVEZ PARK      0.12   0.00   0.12   0.04    0.28
MMIA3    MISSOURI @ 16TH ST     0.35   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.35
MOXA3    OLD XCUT @ MCDOWELL    0.47   0.24   0.24   0.00    0.94
MPAA3    PAPAGO PARK            0.51   0.20   0.35   0.00    1.06
MPPA3    PERRY PARK             0.35   0.12   0.16   0.00    0.63
ADBA3    ADOBE DAM              0.12   0.16   0.35   0.00    0.63
MPHA3    SKUNK CREEK @ I-17     0.16   0.08   0.20   0.00    0.43
MPMA3    JEFFERSON @ 4TH AVE    0.24   0.12   0.12   0.00    0.47
MROA3    ROESER @ 2ND ST        0.12   0.28   0.16   0.00    0.55
SOMA3    SOUTH MOUNTAIN         0.16   0.43   0.35   0.00    0.94
ZSFA3    SOUTH MOUNTAIN FAN     0.08   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.08
MTHA3    THOMAS & 16TH ST       0.31   0.04   0.16   0.04    0.55
MTQA3    THOMAS @ 48TH ST       0.43   0.12   0.24   0.00    0.79
QUEEN CREEK
ZQRA3    QUEEN CR @ RITTENHO    0.00   0.28   0.91   0.04    1.22
ZQCA3    QUEEN CREEK LANDFIL    0.00   0.20   0.00   0.00    0.20
QNCA3    EMF @ QUEEN CREEK R    0.00   0.20   0.00   0.00    0.20
SCOTTSDALE
SDLA3    INDIAN BEND WASH @     0.28   0.31   0.28   0.00    0.87
ZMDA3    MCDOWELL MOUNTAIN P    0.51   0.55   0.47   0.00    1.54
MPJA3    PIMA @ JOMAX           0.35   0.31   0.28   0.00    0.94
SUN CITY
MSWA3    SUN CITY WEST          0.08   0.04   0.00   0.00    0.12
SURPRISE
MDYA3    DYSART @ BELL RD       0.08   0.12   0.04   0.00    0.24
MCFA3    MCMICKEN FLOODWAY      0.08   0.00   0.00   0.04    0.12
TEMPE
MSPA3    SALT RIVER @ PRIEST    0.39   0.28   0.28   0.00    0.94
MTEA3    ASU SOUTH              0.39   0.12   0.28   0.00    0.79