Welcome to the Pepper Ridge North Valley Weather Station
The North Valley's Weather and Lightning Resource, in north Phoenix, Arizona!
The weather station features include; the posting of near realtime, current weather conditions to the internet using AJAX & PHP.
These conditions include; temperature, humidity, dewpoint, wind speed and direction and precipitation. Check out the, Current Conditions Page,
for the daily statistical listing of the day's Highs and Lows and other weather extremes which are updated every 5 to 10 minutes. Also check out the near Real Time Lightning Page. This is a real neat and very active page during the Arizona Monsoon Season!
* Note: The Clocks listed at the top of the page reference your computers local time, The (UTC) Clock is a reference to the difference from local Arizona time which is 7 hrs behind (UTC). The Ajax live conditions time is the actual weather stations time.
Pepper Ridge North Valley Random Weather Facts
THERMAL LOW (Heat Low) During the summer the intense Arizona heat causes the formation of a thermal low (heat low), this thermal low usually forms near Yuma. It is usually formed by the intense thermal updrafts and rapidly rising air that cause lower Barometric pressure levels whichs leads to the formation of a surface low pressure area. This feature can enhance the moisture levels during the monsoon by pulling in low level moisture from Baja California.