Portal, AZ - Rodeo, NM

Serving The Communities Of Portal and Rodeo  (www.portal-rodeo.com)

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.

An active winter weather pattern across the Southwest continued through February, bringing more needed precipitation in the form of high elevation snow and low elevation rain. Mountainaire, AZ near Flagstaff has measured a total seasonal snow depth of 162 inches. WOW!  Here in Portal the creek is flowing as if it was still monsoon season. Not too shabby at all!

Year Totals - 2022

Year Totals - 8 Sites Over 6 Years