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

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

A Little Rain Followed by Spring?

If you liked the weather on Monday, today should be nearly a carbon copy. Mostly cloudy skies today with some occasional sun-breaks. Overall temperatures should remain in the upper 40s, and I think we see less widespread 50s. Clouds lower and thicken overnight as a pretty weak rain maker approaches the area. Rain should begin … Continue reading A Little Rain Followed by Spring?

The Party’s Over – Fall is Back

An early season storm is moving into the region today bringing rain for all of us and strong winds to the coast. Your Monday brings scattered showers during the morning hours before we see a mid-day dry break. In the meantime winds are howling at the coast where a high wind warning is in effect … Continue reading The Party’s Over – Fall is Back