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Wildlife seeking water from residential swimming pools in Pima County, Arizona
11/14/2017 5:40:56 PM

Plants & Wildlife
Pima County, AZ

Start Date: 11/12/2017 - End Date: 11/12/2017
Very spotty, selective rainfall I reported 0.11 on Oct. 31. This was a nighttime thunderstorm. It was heavier north of here, as shown on daily reports by others. Have hiked nearby areas north in the past week and seen evidence of much more rain. Streams with sand debris moved, some minor trail washout. This was the only rain since early August here. More wildlife coming to neighborhood swimming pools for water. Temps are about 10-15 deg above average. Some cloudiness from water appears to be the remnants of an atmospheric river from the southwest that affects solar power production some days. As much as 40% less power, while the sky still seems sunny much of the time. Very dusty in Tucson suburbs. CoCoRaHS Report from Station #Oro Valley 0.4 NW on 11/13/2017