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. 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

Meteor vs moon; an out of this world collision

TUCSON - On the night of the Blood Moon an interesting collision took place in outer space. Because of the shadows being cast during the eclipse, astronomers saw a meteor hit the surface of the moon. Space Weather describes the incident in full detail but check out this picture of where the meteor hit the moon's … Continue reading Meteor vs moon; an out of this world collision

Our next Winter Storm is in the forecast

It's been a wild, wet, white and cold start to the new year and the next Winter Storm is already on the horizon.  Friday and Saturday will finally feature high temperatures near average for this time of year as we near the mid 60s. Skies remain mostly sunny through Saturday afternoon,  By Sunday another storm … Continue reading Our next Winter Storm is in the forecast

Ready, set Geminids

The annual Geminid Meteor Shower is almost in motion. This promises to be one of the most spectacular meteor events of the year.  During the early morning hours of December 14th (~2am) the Earth will travel through the debris of asteroid 3200 Phaethon. Thus viewing at this time will be the best opportunity to observe … Continue reading Ready, set Geminids

Here comes our first round of Winter

TUCSON - While Winter is officially three weeks away, Mother Nature is sending a Winter-like blast of rain, snow and cold air to southern Arizona.  A cold front will sweep through the State late tonight and into Friday morning bringing plenty of changes. Valley rain and mountain snow begins around 1 am and should finish … Continue reading Here comes our first round of Winter

Who’s ready for a blast of cold air?

TUCSON -  With only a few days remaining in November, it seems likely that the month will go into the record books as slightly cooler than average. October was also cooler than average. The last time Tucson strung together consecutive months with below average temperatures was November 2015 - January 2016. It's a tight race … Continue reading Who’s ready for a blast of cold air?

A Halloween Chill

TUCSON - Heads up trick-or-treaters, this Halloween will bring a spooky chill to the area and temperatures will quickly fall into the 50s as soon as 8 PM tonight. Much cooler air has filtered into the region after yesterday's cold front and a Freeze Warning - the first of the season - has been issued … Continue reading A Halloween Chill