Weather - Precipitation

Meteorology versus Meteors

If a meteorologist studies weather, what do we call a person who studies meteors? In the days of ancient Greeks, meteorology was the study of the atmosphere, and anything that came out of it - rain, sleet, snow, hail. So, not too surprising that meteorology became the study of weather. But whatabout meteors? The science of meteors is called Meteorics. Accordingly, a student of meteors is ameteoriticist. A tongue twister to be sure.


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A HABOOB in Rodeo?

This photo, taken by Greg Magee, shows a dust storm in the desert near Rodeo. After much discussion, it has been declared a Haboob. The term usually applies toa violent and oppressive wind blowing in summer, especially in Sudan, but it looks good enough to us to be called a haboob (which my spell checker wants to convert into KABOB!)


Photo By Bruce Weertman

Arizona Drought Monitor

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Information About Our Summer Monsoons


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Six Year Comparison For 8 Sites

8 Places


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Figure 2. Drought conditions as of Jan 2, 2018. The areas of Cochise County and Hidalgo County near Portal and Rodeo show intensities of either Moderate Drought or Abnormally Dry conditions.


Richard Schreiber

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Howard Topoff 2011