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?

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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

A slightly cooler weekend

While Phoenix was the latest city to topple triple digits, the City of Tucson came up just shy at 97 degrees for the second Friday in a row.  Strong high pressure will slide to the south over the weekend and open the door to some slightly cooler air temperatures. Both Saturday and Sunday will feature … Continue reading A slightly cooler weekend

The 90s are roaring back

TUCSON - It's been a relatively warm April so far with the average temperature 1.5 degrees above April standards. Oddly enough TUS has only recorded four days with temperatures above the 90 degree mark. All of these occurrences have happened during the month of April. https://twitter.com/mattbrode/status/1121264016943460352 With just a week left of the month this … Continue reading The 90s are roaring back

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

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