From the heat, to wind to rain and snow – all in less than a week

It's going to be a wild week of weather across southern Arizona. Let's start with today. So far Tucson International Airport has reached 94 degrees. This is the warmest we've been all year and check out some of the details on the heat below. (It reached 94 after this tweet was issued) https://twitter.com/mattbrode/status/1115382188655116289 As a … Continue reading From the heat, to wind to rain and snow – all in less than a week

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The Arizona drought improves and the heat is near

Drought conditions for the State of Arizona were released today and it's more good news. Check it out. https://twitter.com/mattbrode/status/1114011969978290176 As of today, 82% of the State is drought free! Only 18% of the State is considered 'abnormally dry' while fewer than 5% of the State is in 'Moderate drought.' The Moderate drought is mainly for … Continue reading The Arizona drought improves and the heat is near

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

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.