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In May, San Diego got 2.39 inches of rain. It was the second most ever recorded in town during the month. That was weird.

In July, remnants of Hurricane Dolores delivered 1.71 inches to San Diego, the most ever in July. That was very weird.

On Tuesday, Hurricane Linda leftovers, pulled up by a trough that dropped down from the north, dumped 1.24 inches at Lindbergh. Very odd. 

But we may be about to encounter the strangest weather we've had all year. The National Weather Service says that this coming week, the precipitable water level, a measure of the moisture in the atmosphere that could fall as rain, could be the highest on record for Southern California in the month of September. 

The so-called PW this coming week could surpass the 2.15 inches measured in September 1997, when remnants of former Hurricane Nora drenched the region, and San Diego got 0.76 of an inch. The weather service now projects 0.88 of an inch at Lindbergh Field this week. Mount Laguna stands to get more than 2.5 inches.

And none of this moisture is from a former hurricane or tropical storm. It's coming from a rather odd cut-off low that will be off the coast of Baja. That low will pull up moisture from the south and southwest on Monday. Then the low will pass over Southern California late Monday/early Tuesday.

San Diego could see several rounds of intense rain with thunderstorms likely on Monday and perhaps again on Tuesday. Flash-flood warnings are a good possibility, especially in recent burn areas.

Heavy rain, thunderstorms and the risk of flash flooding will expand from northwestern Mexico and into the southwestern United States into Wednesday.

A surge of tropical moisture from the eastern Pacific will unleash an expanding area of torrential downpours and locally gusty thunderstorms. The downpours could be more widespread and heavier than the typical storms.

While the atmospheric event will bring beneficial rain to some drought-stricken areas and greatly aid firefighting efforts, the same system will threaten lives and property.

The combination of heavy rain and rocky, rugged terrain in the region will lead to the risk of flash flooding and mudslides.

Rainfall in this swath is likely to average 1-2 inches (25-50 mm) with local amounts of 4 inches (100 mm) possible, especially along the southern- and southwestward-facing slopes of the mountains.

Even where rain may seem insignificant at a particular location, a torrential downpour over a nearby mountain or canyon could lead to flash flooding within minutes.

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The Chaunsa has a Brix rating in the 22 degree level which is unheard of!
Carabao claims to be the sweetest mango in the world and was able to register this in the Guiness book of world records.
Perhaps it is time for a GLOBAL taste test ???

In alphabetical order by Country....



Alphonso (mango)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Alphonso (हापुस Haapoos in Marathi, હાફુસ in Gujarati, ಆಪೂಸ್ Aapoos in Kannada) is a mango cultivar that is considered by many[who?] to be one of the best in terms of sweetness, richness and flavor. 

It has considerable shelf life of a week after it is ripe making it exportable. 

It is also one of the most expensive kinds of mango and is grown mainly in Kokan region of western India.

 It is in season April through May and the fruit wei…

INDIA 2016 : Mango production in state likely to take a hit this year

TNN | May 22, 2016, 12.32 PM IST

Mangaluru: Vagaries of nature is expected to take a toll on the production of King of Fruits - Mango - in Karnataka this year. A combination of failure of pre-monsoon showers at the flowering and growth stage and spike in temperature in mango growing belt of the state is expected to limit the total production of mango to an estimated 12 lakh tonnes in the current season as against 14 lakh tonnes in the last calendar year.

However, the good news for fruit lovers is that this could see price of mangoes across varieties decrease marginally by 2-3%. This is mainly on account of 'import' of the fruit from other mango-growing states in India, said M Kamalakshi Rajanna, chairperson, Karnataka State Mango Development and Marketing Corporation Ltd.

Karnataka is the third largest mango-growing state in India after Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra.

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Experts at the Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany (BSIP) here have traced the origin of mango to the hills of Meghalaya, India from a 65 million year-old fossil of a mango leaf. 

The earlier fossil records of mango (Mangifera indica) from the Northeast and elsewhere were 25 to 30 million years old. The 'carbonized leaf fossil' from Damalgiri area of Meghalaya hills, believed to be a mango tree from the peninsular India, was found by Dr R. C. Mehrotra, senior scientist, BSIP and his colleagues. 

After careful analysis of the fossil of the mango leaf and leaves of modern plants, the BISP scientist found many of the fossil leaf characters to be similar to mangifera.

An extensive study of the anatomy and morphology of several modern-day species of the genus mangifera with the fossil samples had reinforced the concept that its centre of origin is Northeast India, from where it spread into neighbouring areas, says Dr. Mehrotra. 

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