October 8, 2006 Storm Statistics

Readings From Weather Bus.com:

First Rain Event Time: October 8, 2006 at 1:25pm
Last Rain Event Time: October 8, 2006 at 11:20pm
Storm Total: 0.38in.
Max Rain Rate: 1.64in/hr @ 1:31pm
Peak Wind Gust: SE 33 mph @ 6:12pm
Total Lightning: 35,719

Comments:
This storm came in three "waves" through the day on October 8th with the first starting at around 1:25pm and the last wave ending around 11:20pm. The total for all three storms was 0.38in.. We have rated this storm in the Moderate category.

The first storm of the day moved into the area from the south at around 1:25pm, and was gone by 2:30pm. With this storm, we recorded 0.08in.. This storm also set the high rain rate for the day which was 1.64in/hr. at 1:31pm. By clicking on the first radar loop toward the bottom of this page you can see this storm moving into the area. Notice that as the storm came closer it quickly began to weaken and dissipate.

The second storm made itself well known before it even reached the area with some very nice clouds formation. Before the rain began, a dust storm moved through the area, with our location recording a 33mph wind gust at 6:12pm from the Southeast. After the dust storm moved through, light to moderate precipitation occurred between 6:20pm and 6:40pm, leaving us with a total for this storm of 0.26in.. With this storm, intense lightning was noted with a peak stroke rate per minute of 135, occurring at 6:33pm. To watch this storm move into the area, click on the second radar loop toward the bottom of this page.

Finally, a third smaller storm moved through the area at 11:11pm and ended at 11:20pm, giving us a total of 0.04in. This brought the storm total for our location to 0.38in..

Al, in NW Gold Canyon, reported 0.51in of rain. Barb, off Kings Ranch Road in Gold Canyon, reported rain at 1:25pm. Also, in Gold Canyon, Deb reported a storm total of 1.18in.. Adjacent the Freestone Park in Gilbert, Ken reported a storm total of 0.08in.. In Queen Valley, Rosie reported 0.40in.. Thank you for your rain reports! The above rain totals were reported to us by private individuals. The accuracy of these reports is unknown. If it rained at your location, let us know by clicking on the link at the top of the page titled "Rainfall Report Form". You report will be added to this page.

In some parts of the valley, this storm caused damage with large hail and strong winds. Below are some of the reports from the National Weather Service Forecast Office In Phoenix, Arizona.
 PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
 NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX AZ


 ..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
 ..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
             ..REMARKS..
 
 0156 PM     TSTM WND GST     QUEEN CREEK             33.24N 111.64W
 10/08/2006  E60 MPH          MARICOPA           AZ   TRAINED SPOTTER 
 
             RIGGS AND SOSSAMEN
 
 0200 PM     TSTM WND GST     MESA                    33.42N 111.74W
 10/08/2006  M75 MPH          MARICOPA           AZ   OTHER FEDERAL   
 
             65KT WILLIAMS GATEWAY AIRPORT CENTER FIELD SENSOR

 0200 PM     HAIL             MESA                    33.42N 111.74W
 10/08/2006  E0.75 INCH       MARICOPA           AZ   NEWSPAPER       
 
             RECKER AND MCKELLIPS 3/4 INCH HAIL IN THE AFTERNOON. 
             SPECIFIC TIME IS NOT KNOWN.


 0530 PM     TSTM WND DMG     COOLIDGE                32.98N 111.53W
 10/08/2006                   PINAL              AZ   LAW ENFORCEMENT 
 
             POWER POLES DOWN ALONG HIGHWAY 287



The storms that affected the area on October 8th were associated with the system that brought the area precipitation on October 4th thru 6th. By looking at the six day water vapor loop below you can see this storm system enter and exit the area. At the beginning of the loop, you will notice the very large stream of moisture being pulled into Arizona from the south. (Note: The Water Vapor loop shows the amount of moisture in the atmosphere. In this particular loop, the brighter white means more moisture. The dark color indicates dryer air.)


Storm Pictures Taken on October 8, 2006: (Click Pictures To Enlarge)

Radar Loop From 1:38pm to 2:13pm
Radar Loop From 5:48pm to 6:23pm

Six Day Water Vapor Loop From
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Rainfall Totals Released From The NWS:

 PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
 NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX AZ
 700 AM MST MON OCT 9 2006
 
 ...24 HOUR PRECIPITATION FOR THE PHOENIX METRO AREA ENDING
 AT 7 AM...
 
                                6 HR PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
                                OLDEST  >>>>>>>>>>>  NEWEST
 
   ID     STATION NAME           7 AM   1 PM   7 PM   1 AM   24 HR
                                -1 PM  -7 PM  -1 AM  -7 AM   TOTAL
 
 
 
 AHWATUKEE
 MAHA3    AHWATUKEE              0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
 
 APACHE JUNCTION
 PMDA3    USERY MOUNTAIN PARK    0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
 KNGA3    KINGS RANCH            0.00   0.04   0.08   0.00    0.12
 
 AVONDALE
 AVOA3    AGUA FRIA @ BUCKEYE      M      M    0.00   0.00    0.00
 
 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     M    0.00   0.00    0.00
 
 CAVECREEK
 HMBA3    HUMBOLDT MOUNTAIN      0.00   0.00   0.04   0.00    0.04
 CBTA3    CAVE BUTTES DAM        0.00   0.00   0.00   0.04    0.04
 
 CHANDLER
 ZCHA3    EMF @ ARIZONA AVE      0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
 
 GILBERT
 ZGIA3    MESA TOWER             0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
 ZCPA3    CROSSROADS PARK        0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
 
 GLENDALE
 MGLA3    CITY OF GLENDALE       0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
 MMDA3    MARYLAND @ 27TH AVE    0.00   0.00   0.12   0.00    0.12
 MSXA3    ACDC @ 67TH AVE        0.00   0.00   0.08   0.00    0.08
 
 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   0.00    0.00
 
 MESA
 MBDA3    BROADWAY @ DOBSON      0.00     M    0.00   0.00    0.00
 ZBLA3    BROADWAY @ LINDSAY     0.00   0.00   0.04   0.00    0.04
 MBHA3    BROWN RD. @ HORNE      0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
 MEEA3    KLEINMAN PARK          0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
 FALA3    THUNDER MOUNTAIN       0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
 MLAA3    MOUNTAIN VIEW PARK     0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
 WMSA3    QUEEN CREEK RD         0.00   0.35   0.00   0.00    0.35
 ZUPA3    USERY PARK WS          0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
 
 NEW RIVER
 NEWA3    SUNUP RANCH            0.00   0.00   0.12   0.00    0.12
 
 PARADISE VALLEY
 MCLA3    CAVE CREEK LANDFILL      M      M      M      M       M
 MCCA3    E FORK CC #1           0.00   0.00   0.20   0.00    0.20
 MLDA3    LOST DOG WASH          0.00   0.00   0.16   0.00    0.16
 MRPA3    REATA PASS DAMSITE     0.00   0.00   0.04   0.08    0.12
 
 PEORIA
 NRDA3    NEW RIVER DAM          0.00   0.00   0.08   0.00    0.08
 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   0.04    0.04
 MMIA3    MISSOURI @ 16TH ST     0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
 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   0.04    0.04
 MPHA3    SKUNK CREEK @ I-17     0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
 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   0.00    0.00
 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      M      M      M      M       M
 ZQCA3    QUEEN CREEK LANDFIL    0.00   0.63   0.00   0.00    0.63
 QNCA3    EMF @ QUEEN CREEK R    0.04   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.04
 
 SCOTTSDALE
 SDLA3    INDIAN BEND WASH @     0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
 ZMDA3    MCDOWELL MOUNTAIN P    0.00   0.00   0.08   0.04    0.12
 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   0.00    0.00
 
 TEMPE
 MSPA3    SALT RIVER @ PRIEST    0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
 MTEA3    ASU SOUTH              0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00