Portal, AZ - Rodeo, NM

Serving The Communities Of Portal and Rodeo  (www.portal-rodeo.com)


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 what about meteors? The science of meteors is called Meteorics. Accordingly, a student of meteors is a meteoriticist. A tongue twister to be sure.


La Niña conditions haven’t waned much across the Pacific Ocean and are still expected to impact the winter weather pattern over the western U.S. over the next couple of months. The official seasonal precipitation outlook issued by the NOAA Climate Prediction Center calls for an increased chance of below-average precipitation for December through January for all of Arizona


Year Totals - 2022


Year Totals - 8 Sites Over 6 Years

Information About Our Summer Monsoons