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
The best example of a monsoon on Earth occurs over the Indian sub continent. During the months of April through October, a moist southwest wind brings heavy rains to this region...while a dry northeast wind is prevalent during the remainder of the year.
In North America, a similar situation occurs over much of Mexico. For example, in Acapulco, rainfall averages 51.8 inches during the months of June through October...while only 3.3 inches falls during the remainder of the year.
In the United States, Arizona and New Mexico are located on the northern fringe of the Mexican Monsoon. For most of the year, winds aloft over the southwest U.S. are west to northwest. During the summer, winds turn to a more south to southeast direction, importing moisture from the Pacific Ocean, the Gulf of California and the Gulf of Mexico.