Tropical Cyclone Rosa

Tropical Cyclone Rosa

It looks like we Arizonans may be in for a taste of the remnants of Hurricane Rosa, currently situated in the eastern Pacific Ocean off the coast of Baja California Sur. The storm is expected to head northward and bring rain and flooding to northwestern Mexico and the Southwestern United States. The current forecast track of the storm will bring the center of it directly over us during the next few days.

We can already see signs of the weather that Rosa is going to bring. There are cumulus clouds beginning to form in all directions from here in Wickenburg. There is a layer of thin cirrus covering the southern sky.

The warnings include heavy rainfall and possible flash flooding, which is something we’re used to getting during monsoon season. Damsel and I did our usual thing to go around the property and secure loose objects that the expected winds might blow around. We took down the flags and stored them away until after things calm down.

Rain and embedded thunderstorms are forecast starting tonight and lasting through Thursday. The image above is from the National Weather Service. Click to enlarge.


  1. drjim said,

    September 30, 2018 @ 22:19:25

    Batten Down The Hatches, Matey! Looks Like Yer In For A Mighty Blow!

    Seriously, we’re hoping you “sail” through this without incident.

    Have you had any weather like this since you’ve moved there?

  2. CapnBob said,

    October 1, 2018 @ 09:06:36

    We did have a serious monsoon in July of 2015 that was influenced by TS Danielle. The river overran its banks, RVs were flooded and many flash floods. Power lines downed and thousands without power.

    This was when 3.5 inches of rain dumped on us in an hour and a half. We here in Casandro Hollow had some flooding in the low areas, but up here on our berm we were safe and sound. No power loss and dry in the house.

    This will be the first time since we came here to get a tropical depression direct hit. I’m sure we will be OK.

  3. drjim said,

    October 1, 2018 @ 16:02:26

    I’m keeping a “weather eye” on the radar from here. Looks like it’s headed pretty much towards you.

  4. CapnBob said,

    October 1, 2018 @ 16:59:15

    Still not much rain yet but the forecast says the big stuff will start later tonight. The town facebook page is offering sand and bags - bring your own shovel. I think we will be safe here again.

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