Portal, AZ - Rodeo, NM

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Weather - Precipitation

Meteorology versus Meteors

If a meteorologist studies weather, what do we call a person who studies meteors? In the days of ancient Greeks, meteorology was the study of the atmosphere, and anything that came out of it - rain, sleet, snow, hail. So, not too surprising that meteorology became the study of weather. But what about meteors? The science of meteors is called Meteorics. Accordingly, a student of meteors is a meteoriticist. A tongue twister to be sure.

If April showers bring May Flowers, there’s not much to look forward to this month. And speaking of flowers, everyone was soooo sure we would have a superbloom of poppies this spring, after such a wet winter. Just goes to show, no one knows exactly what it takes to cover the east side of the Chiricahua Mountains with yellow poppies. Everyone has a hypothesis, but no one seems to have the right one. So, here’s mine: to get a superbloom, it has to rain at least 0.75 inches on November 25, between 4:00 and 7:00 pm!

Want some good news? Scroll down and look at the Drought Monitor for Arizona. There ain’t none!

Year Totals - 2022

Year Totals - 8 Sites Over 6 Years