The First Rains Arrive in Tucson

Well, after the prolonged drought that southeast Arizona and much of the southwest have been suffering through, it was a welcome relief to experience the first rains of the 2011 monsoon season.  The rain came rolling in to my neighborhood around 3 AM on June 30th.  Hopefully, there will be much more in the coming weeks to help revive desiccated habitats and put an end to the fire danger.  I also hope that it falls in such a way as to minimize post-fire flooding in areas damaged by recent burns.  Below is a radar image of the storm as it passed through Tucson, along with an mp3 of the storm as it departed.  Enjoy!

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