Another week, another storm

Tuesday's winter storm blanketed the mountains with heavy snow, and moderate rain across most of greater Tucson and all of southeastern Arizona. Places in Cochise County near Bisbee & Douglas were close to breaking (and still may) all-time daily rain records for the month of March.  https://twitter.com/mattbrode/status/1105687191295090689 Next up are gusty west/southwest winds for Wednesday. … Continue reading Another week, another storm

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One more hurrah for Winter?

TUCSON - In what's already been a very wet, white and - even at times - cold WInter, southern Arizona is bracing for what could be the season's final storm. Winter officially ends Wednesday, March 20th. A strong, and cold area of low pressure is currently spinning south of the area - in Baja California, … Continue reading One more hurrah for Winter?

Big gains in the Arizona drought

After another month of above average rain and snow, the State of Arizona's drought situation has improved even more.  19.1% of the state is considered abnormally dry - mainly extreme western and eastern parts of the state.  13.2% of the state is in moderate drought while only 5.5% is in the severe drought category. Extreme … Continue reading Big gains in the Arizona drought

Proof that it’s been cold and wet

TUCSON - Do you think it felt like a cold and wet Winter? If so, you are correct. While 80 degrees isn't that common during Winter months it is uncommon to go over 100 days without seeing an 80 degree reading anytime of the year for the City of Tucson. Rainfall is also above average. … Continue reading Proof that it’s been cold and wet

Storm of the century? Historic snowfall in the cards for Mount Lemmon

TUCSON - A strong area of low-pressure west of Las Vegas will slide to the southeast Thursday evening and hammer southeastern Arizona with a heavy dose of winter. Winter Storm Warnings have been issued for all of the areas above 5,000 feet. https://twitter.com/mattbrode/status/1098704587924692992 Heavy snow warnings and State of Emergencies have already been issued for … Continue reading Storm of the century? Historic snowfall in the cards for Mount Lemmon

Tucson snow? A lot of Winter remains.

TUCSON - After a very wet Thursday of weather - 6" of rain fell on Mt. Lemmon - Mother Nature and more importantly Father Winter is far from being over.  Check out the rain totals across the City over the past 24 hours.  https://twitter.com/mattbrode/status/1096547309528199168 Much drier weather arrives over the weekend but the air-mass will … Continue reading Tucson snow? A lot of Winter remains.

From flooding to snow in Tucson? It’s possible.

An unusual weather event is taking shape across the State of Arizona over the next 48 hours. A stream of clouds, rain and snow,  extending some 3000 miles from Hawaii to the west coast is going to push to the south and raise our moisture levels to what we typically see during the monsoon.  According … Continue reading From flooding to snow in Tucson? It’s possible.

Never mind the Polar Vortex, the Earth continues to warm

According to NASA and NOAA, 2018 was the 4th warmest year on record since 1890. The Earth's average surface temperature was 1.5 degrees above the average readings compiled from the period 1951 - 1980 during 2018. The only warmer years were 2016, 2017 and 2015. The past 5 years have been the warmest five years … Continue reading Never mind the Polar Vortex, the Earth continues to warm

A soggy Super Bowl Sunday

TUCSON - Rain, moderate at times hit much of the region on Sunday. Rainfall amounts ranged from 0.25 - 0.75" adding to Tucson's Winter water surplus.  https://twitter.com/mattbrode/status/1092195322309365761 Rain will taper off from west to east this evening, but with extensive cloud cover temperatures should only bottom out near 50 degrees.  Monday will feature scattered showers … Continue reading A soggy Super Bowl Sunday

The coldest air since the 1990s

Tucson - On the heels of a snowy Monday across the midwest and Great Lakes, the coldest air since 1994 is marching into the same parts of the country.  Cold air with its origins near the North Pole, also known as "the polar vortex", will bring crippling cold to the upper midwest Tuesday and Wednesday. … Continue reading The coldest air since the 1990s