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The Pepperridge North Valley's Average Monsoon Rainfall Is: 3.13 inches


The 2007 Monsoon Has Began at Pepper Ridge North Valley
The dewpoint has average 55F or above for 3 days in a row begining on July 8th

THE 2007 MONSOON SEASON HAS BEGAN AT PEPPERRIDGE!

Yesterday July 10th, marked the third day in a row with a Dewpoint average at 55.0F or above,
which means based on criteria for dewpoint averages*
the Monsoon began three days ago on July 8th. Last years season began on June 26th.



                            Pepper Ridge Dewpoint averages over the last 6 days.

                                July 5th  ---- 46.8F    July 8th* ---- 58.1F
                                July 6th  ---- 52.2F    July 9th  ---- 56.1F
                                July 7th  ---- 54.6F    July 10th ---- 56.6F

                       The Monsoon has officially started at Phoenix Sky Harbor,on July 19th
                              and the Monsoon began in Tucson, Az also on July 8th.

A small rogue Thundershower occurred early this morning on Jul 15th, 2007 from 5:10am to 5:20am
0.11 inches of rain fell, which ended a 82 day dry streak dating back to Apr 23rd when 0.03 inches fell.
This dry streak now stands as the sixth longest period of no rain not even a trace, at Pepperridge.

In August 2007 the monsoon was almost non existant with only 0.07 inches
This August became the driest on record at Pepperridge by beating the prior driest August record
of 0.08 inches in 2002 the only rain for the month was 0.07 inchesd on Aug 14th
As of September 6th this is the second driest Monsoon on record with 1.70 inches.

The 2007 Monsoon Season has end as of Sept 10th, 2007 the dry westeries have returned
There were 58 Monsoon Days with a Dewpoint average at or above 55.0F with 25 Days in row from Jul 14th to Aug 7th
The season rainfall total was a mere 1.70 inches from Jul 8th through Sept 10th, 2007 the SECOND driest on record!
I will be posting the complete details of Pepperridge's Monsoon Season in the next few Days

Official the monsoon season has ended at Sky Harbor on Sept 11th, 2007 with only 0.67 inches the EIGHTH driest on record!
For Complete details on the Official Monsoon Season at Sky Harbor in Phoenix, Az Click Here


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The 2006 Monsoon Summary Stats

The 2006 Monsoon Has Began at Pepper Ridge North Valley
The dewpoint has average 55F for 3 days in a row begining on June 26th

Finally after being teased by thunderstorms all summer
The 2006 Monsoon Season produced a significant thunderstorm of 1.35 inches on 8/24/06
This brings the 2006 Monsoon Season to near average rainfall

The 2006 Monsoon Season produced a second significant thunderstorm in 10 days
With 1.68 inches falling on 9/02/06 This brings the 2006 Monsoon Season to above average rainfall

Another major storm occurred on 9/3/06 with 0.78 inches of rain and a 39 mph wind gust
With this storm 2006 surpasses 2005 to become the second wetest Monsoon on Record with 5.47 inches

Another major storm occurred on 9/6/06 with 0.73 inches of rain and a 31 mph wind gust
With this storm 2006 surpasses 1999 to become the wetest Monsoon on Record with 6.20 inches
And it continued to rain hard past midnight on 9/7/06 and the storm dumped an additional 1.42 inches by 12:45am
The storm total end up at 2.69 inches by 6am, and a daily total of 1.96 inches an impressive storm
Light evening Thundershowers brang the daily total up to 2.03 Inches and the Monsoon Total to 8.23 inches

The 2006 Monsoon Has Ended at Pepper Ridge North Valley
The dewpoint temperature has fallen below 55F as of 9/16/06 with a avg of 51F and has remained
below this threshold since the passage of the major cold front on 9/14/06, this signal the return
of the westerlies and the end of the monsoon season. The last rain event of 0.02 inches on 9/14/06
provided enough moisture for 9/15/06 to be the last monsoon day with a dewpoint averaqe of 57.0F

The Statistics for the 2006 Monsoon Season at Pepper Ridge North Valley
Are a start date of: Jun 26th and a ending date of Sept 15th. There were 81 Monsoon Days dewpoint average
above 55.0F, including 63 days in a row ending on Aug 27th. Only Aug 28th had a dewpoint average below
55.0F with a average of only 50.0F. There were three marginal Monsoon Days on Jul 11th, Aug 26th & Aug 28th with
dewpoint averages just barely above 55.0F. The highest dewpoint averages occurred on Jul 26th & Jul 27th with a
dewpoint average of 72.0F right after the most active day statewide when Pepper Ridge recorded a record number of
lightning strikes with 226,541 strokes on July 25th with 73,164 cloud to ground lightning strikes. However
this was not the wetest day at Pepperridge with just 0.52 inches falling from the Jul 25th- 26th Storm.

In fact the Monsoon Season was was the fairly dry thru Aug 23rd with with only 1.68 inches or rain
It was looking to be the second driest on record. Then a series of storms began on Aug 24th with 1.35 inches of rain.
These big storms continued over North Phoenix after the monsoon break of late August.
Two storms over the Labor Day weekend dumped 2.46 inches of rain a September monthly rainfall record.
Another Storm on Sept 6th and 7th the strongest of the season dumped another 2.76 inches. This last major storm
brang the September total to 5.22 inches and 6.57 inches falling between Aug 24th and Sep 7th. These late season
rainfall events made the 2006 Monsoon Season the wetest since 1999 and in fact it was wetest Monsoon Season on Record!

The Monsoon season rainfall total at Pepper Ridge was 8.25 inches!
In fact the Aug 24th to Sept 7th period was wetter than the previous wetest Monsoon Season record
That rainfall total for the entire season was 6.10 inches set in 1999 .

So overall it was a good season and quite interesting during the last 3 weeks of the season.

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The 2005 Monsoon Summary Stats

The 2005 Monsoon Has Began at Pepper Ridge North Valley
The dewpoint has average 55F for 3 days in a row begining on July 14th

The 2005 Monsoon Has ended at Pepper Ridge North Valley
The dewpoint has average has fallen below 55F as of Sept 10th

The 2005 Monsoon Season Statistics at Pepper Ridge North Valley
There were a total of 56 Monsoon days with a dewpoint average of 55F or more
With 46 consecutive monsoon days in a row from July 14th to Aug 28th, 2005
A relatively short season with most activity occuring before Aug 10th.


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