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
Most of the severe weather is seen in the Phoenix Metro area, occurs durning the Monsoon, usually associated with our summer Thunderstorms, and damage is usually caused by micro bursts--not tornadoes. A "micro burst" is a small area of rapidly descending air beneath a thunderstorm. When the descending air hits the ground, it quickly spreads out in all directions, causing very strong, straight-line winds. These winds are commonly as strong as 40-60 mph but can exceed 100 mph at times. Micro bursts occur over a rather small space-scale, typically the area affected is less than 2.5 miles in diameter.::