While in Central and Eastern USA experience with anomalous winter heatwave (according to the newest information, 95°F / +35°C was measured at the Christmas 2021 in Rio Grande, Texas – will be updated soon) and severe storm rounds with tornado outbreaks /https://mkweather.com/the-warmest-christmas-in-history-the-usa-hit-tropical-heatwaves-farms-and-ranches-in-texas-are-in-fire/; https://mkweather.com/after-the-christmas-heatwave-the-next-possible-tornado-outbreak-in-the-usa-between-28-31-december-2021/; https://mkweather.com/breaking-ef4-tornado-in-kentucky-killed-50-people-it-was-historic-winter-supercell/; https://mkweather.com/record-heatwaves-the-strongest-storms-since-2004-and-the-next-tornado-outbreak-december-in-the-usa/; https://mkweather.com/the-first-december-tornado-outbreak-in-minnesota-in-all-time-history-7-tornadoes-caused-damages/; https://mkweather.com/chicago-with-the-latest-first-snowfall-in-history//, and the northwestern USA have seen white Christmas at the first time in 13 years /https://mkweather.com/portland-and-many-parts-of-northwest-the-usa-with-the-first-white-christmas-since-2008//, Southwest, the USA experience with anomalous amount of rainfall and snowfall in the mountains.
From California, ´the wettest start to water year´ in more than 40 years /https://mkweather.com/california-with-the-wettest-start-to-water-year-in-more-than-40-years//, is reported.
Rains surprised Reno, Nevada, too, where rainfall record was observed.
In Phoenix, Arizona, it was the wettest Christmas since 1944 (in 77 years).
The Phoenix airport has recorded 0.84″ /21.3. mm of rainfall on 24. December 2021, making it the second wettest Christmas Eve on record, after the year 1944.
There hasn’t been a wetter December day here since 1.06″ / 27 mm fall in 1992!
TOP5 wettest Christmas recorded rainfall only above 0.20 inches / 5,1 mm.
Wet weather will be continued across dry desert regions in the Southwest in the next 2 weeks, too, with rainfall up to 3-5 inches (75-125 mm) in Arizona, Utah, or Nevada.
In California, coastal areas should receive up to 10 inches / 250 mm, and mountains up to 21 inches / 550 mm in snow.
Hot and dry winter weather should return, yet, in the second half of the season /https://mkweather.com/winter-2021-2022-forecast-for-north-america-a-peak-of-winter-with-extreme-arctic-blasts-and-blizzards-in-february-2022/; https://mkweather.com/winter-2021-2022-forecast-for-northern-hemisphere//.