I was ready to post the same thing. Good 50+ dew points at the surface and good 850 lvl saturation too. GFS has this persisting for a couple days, may until Sunday for a good portion of the south half of Arizona.Well today is the first day it looks like there's some quasi-serious monsoon action in the eastern mountains of Arizona. Last year too, the first storm I had available to chase happened to also be on 6/28
It would be nice to have a repeat!
Damn them!! They got me last night too!The real danger with shooting lightning in the Borderlands, which hasn't been mentioned here is...
Dew points in the low to mid 70s. It reminds me of Illinois summers. Hot and sticky.Anyway, from what I read in the Phoenix forecast discussions recently, the precip water values in Arizona right now are near record levels. This morning, they had a p-wat reading of 2.38 inches. The air must be feeling pretty steamy out there right now...
Most of Southern Arizona, including the Tucson area, saw very little precip in the lowlands until the last couple days in July.It has been an absolutely pathetic monsoon in SoCal so far this year...1 day of convection in all of July.