Ready, set, sizzle and storm!

Get ready for some very hot temperatures across southern Arizona over the next few days.  A strong ridge of high pressure will build into the area and will escalate temperatures to 105+ for Tucson and the western Deserts. Please have a plan to remain cool during the remainder of the week.  https://twitter.com/mattbrode/status/1148743071926013952 While it will … Continue reading Ready, set, sizzle and storm!

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Slow start to Monsoon 2019, but here’s some Tucson rain

In what's been a very slow start to Monsoon 2019. some sparse fell across Metro Tucson on Sunday.  Rainfall amounts were light and very spotty through out the City. The top 5 wettest spots are listed below.  https://twitter.com/mattbrode/status/1148006333683249152 A trough of low pressure was cruising through the Great Basin today and this feature will scour … Continue reading Slow start to Monsoon 2019, but here’s some Tucson rain

Summer begins with a triple digit drought

It seems like by the time Summer officially arrives, it has felt like Summer for many weeks. Well Summer began today and the high temperature in the City of Tucson topped off at 99 degrees: 3 ticks below average. We are also averaging 6 fewer 100 degree days up to this point in the calendar … Continue reading Summer begins with a triple digit drought

ICE BREAK 2019

TUCSON - For the first time in 2019, Tucson International Airport hit 100° at enter time and date. This is the 11th latest Ice Break in recorded weather history. Climatology (1981-2011) this is the second latest Ice Break with only 1982 coming later than today's on June 10th. https://twitter.com/mattbrode/status/1137838082609340416 While June 9th marks the first … Continue reading ICE BREAK 2019

From the coldest May – June stretch in over 100 years, to 100 degrees. It’s coming. Fast!

It was a close call for triple digits on Thursday in Tucson. The top temp recorded at the airport was 99 degrees. That's the hottest day we've seen in Tucson since September 27th, 2018 when we also reached this value. This is just the beginning of what promises to be the biggest heat wave we've … Continue reading From the coldest May – June stretch in over 100 years, to 100 degrees. It’s coming. Fast!

100 degrees? No way.

It's nother kinda "hot" day in Tucson as temperatures are peaking in the low-to-mid 90s under sunny skies.  We have now made it through the month of May without seeing triple digits and we're off to the races without reaching the century month so far in June. (Granted today is only June 2nd).  https://twitter.com/mattbrode/status/1135306740122230784 We've … Continue reading 100 degrees? No way.

Lower May temperatures, rise in record books

We can't make this stuff up; more snow fell on Mt Lemmon this morning, making it the second time this week (yes, this is the end of May). This time, up to 2 inches of snow fell on the mountain top. https://twitter.com/mattbrode/status/1131691088916484097 Ever since records have been kept, this May has been the 36th coolest … Continue reading Lower May temperatures, rise in record books

Winter is (still) coming?

Today's high temperature in Tucson of 71 degrees is not only 22 degrees below average, but one of the coolest May 20ths on record. https://twitter.com/mattbrode/status/1130613721565413381 (We hit 71 degrees after the initial article was written) How rare was today's weather? Well, it was snowing for most of today on top of Mt. Lemmon. With these … Continue reading Winter is (still) coming?

May showers for Mother’s Day flowers?

May is the second driest Month on our calendar here in Tucson, but Mother Nature has been throwing us plenty of curve balls this year and here comes another for Mother's Day. For the short term, Friday night looks dry with plenty of clouds in our skies and maybe a light shower for the mountains … Continue reading May showers for Mother’s Day flowers?

From Ice Break to ice in the mountains. All in the course of one year

One year ago today we broke the proverbial ice on the Santa Cruz River. It was certainly a hot day and the remainder of the week stayed hot. Here's a list of the high temperatures from last year for the dates May 6 - May 10th. https://twitter.com/mattbrode/status/1125538082541977602 Then 2019 happened. Today's high was only 85 … Continue reading From Ice Break to ice in the mountains. All in the course of one year