Recent rain puts Tucson in a monsoon surplus for the fifth straight year

TUCSON - Record rain (0.76") on Wednesday put the monsoon total in Tucson at 7.01". This is the fifth year in-a-row that the City of Tucson has exceeded its monsoon average of 6.08". In addition, for the first time since the early 1980s, Tucson has picked up over 7.00" of rain in three consecutive … Continue reading Recent rain puts Tucson in a monsoon surplus for the fifth straight year

Meteorological Summer Ends

Even though summer doesn't officially end for a few more weeks, meteorological summer (June, July and August) is now in the record books. While parts of Cochise County remain in a major surplus of summer rain - even despite a dry August - Tucson will go into the books hot and dry. Here is a synopsis of summer 2013 … Continue reading Meteorological Summer Ends

We’re on Perseid Patrol and watching the ‘nonsoon.’

A few afternoon storms fired-up across Southern Arizona on Monday but they were all East of Tucson. After a blockbuster start to our monsoon, things have quieted down noticeably. Your work week ahead will be characterized by hot temperatures, above the century mark, and limited storm activity. More monsoon moisture tries to creep back into … Continue reading We’re on Perseid Patrol and watching the ‘nonsoon.’

Monsoon Midterm Report

Today marks the exact mid-point of the monsoon- as defined by its calendar start and stop dates. With a lull in monsoon storms today, it's a perfect time to assess how areas in Southern Arizona stand when it comes to summer rain. With the exception of the Tucson International Airport, all reporting cities and towns have … Continue reading Monsoon Midterm Report

Summer is Fading Away

It's hard to believe that tomorrow is the first day of August, and Tucson's largest school district is headed back to the classroom. If we consider the monsoon a season defined by dates (June 15th - September 30th), then we are almost halfway through with our summer rainy season. Most locations are way ahead of their average … Continue reading Summer is Fading Away

Friday Night Monsoon Update

A severe storm plowed up I-19 and into Tucson today. Check out the toppled power poles our reporter Sam Salzwadel captured on the South side of town. Rain was heavy especially on the South & Northwest sides of town today. The intersection of Country Club & Ajo picked up 1.81" of rain, and a rain gauge in Oro … Continue reading Friday Night Monsoon Update

A Monsoon Lull

The final flood advisory for Central Pima county has expired leaving all of Southern Arizona advisory/watch/warning free for the first time in a long time. So now that I have some down time let's discuss monsoon 2013 and where we stand. There are plenty of superlatives we can claim already. Douglas, for example, has received … Continue reading A Monsoon Lull

Monsoon Madness ‘A Tale of Two Cities’

Have you been a bit disappointed lately with the lack of rain in midtown Tucson? Would you belive me if I told you that this monsoon has been epic so far? Well it has, and I've got the proof. As of today, Tucson (at the airport where records are kept) is way above average for … Continue reading Monsoon Madness ‘A Tale of Two Cities’

Matt’s Monsoon Update

Here's my Monday monsoon update. We're off to a good start this year when it comes to our monsoon rain. Nearly 1" of rain fell at TIA on Friday, and way more out toward Vail. We have two positive factors for the potential of heavy rain this week and one potentially negative. I'll address the … Continue reading Matt’s Monsoon Update