The June Report is up. The XXXIII Climate Forum for Central America made, in April, a remarkably accurate prediction for rainfall in Chiriqui during the months of May through July. As you’ll see in the report, both May and June records showed exactly what they thought will happen. If they’re right for July as well, their batting average will be 100%.
Meantime, we’re moving into the daily patterns we expect during the rainy season. Although rain usually slacks off in July, when it does arrive, it moves up from the south (from the Pacific). We sometimes hear it marching up the mountain. Yesterday we saw this:
The typical rainy season shelf of clouds hanging out over the mountain. Although it’s not clear in this photo, we were able to see the Chiriqui lowlands, including Mesa Chercha, in the white area below the rain cloud.
About 20 minutes after this photo was taken, it started raining at our place. We had 0.6 inches of rain from that episode.
- Saturday, July 2, 2011 (eaststreetweatherblog.wordpress.com)