Aug 022009

Dew points have dropped significantly in the last 24 hours. Many days of northerly to northwesterly winds have finally taken their toll:

Recent Wind Direction for First 6 Hours of August 2

Recent Wind Direction for First Six Hours of August 2

Flagstaff Dewpoints

Flagstaff Dewpoints

More moisture is moving up from the south, and the winds should change to be more southerly today and Monday.

The Wild Horse Fire is burning northwest of Flagstaff and Kendrick Peak. Details can be found here: Wild Horse Fire. It seems to produce a lot of smoke for a small fire yesterday. The heat and lower dewpoints probably didn’t help much. It doesn’t look to be producing much smoke this morning: Flagstaff Webcam.

I’m working on a graphic to explain the monsoon pattern and its high pressure system. Should be live in a few days. If you want to see the draft, look here: Stu’s Monsoon Pages. Report issues to me: Stu


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