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.

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

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?

The October chill continues

TUCSON - Today marked the 12th consecutive day the City of Tucson has seen below average temperatures. Out of the 17 days so far this month, 14 have been below average. If you compare the first 17 days of October this year to last year, well there is simply no comparison. This year's average October … Continue reading The October chill continues

What month is it? More cold, rain and snow is here.

TUCSON - Rain overspread much of metro Tucson - AGAIN - tonight and more rain is in the forecast tonight through Tuesday. And oh, don't look now, but more rain is possible this weekend and even into next week if we can tap into Tropical Storm Tara. Okay back to the big chill: the first … Continue reading What month is it? More cold, rain and snow is here.

A What Kind of Cloud?

A big shout out to Amie Montes who captured an interesting cloud photo taken today near Willcox. Here is the photo, and at first glance it certainly looks like it could be a funnel cloud. What do you see? Okay here's the scoop. Without seeing video we don't know if the cloud is rotating. Looking back at our … Continue reading A What Kind of Cloud?

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

From the Heat to the Rain

It's now in the record books: for the first time ever, all 30 days in June were greater than 100 degrees in Tucson.  So if you thought it was unusually hot, you were correct. Chapter II: The monsoon  Thanks to the position of high pressure, which also brought us the heat, moisture has already begun … Continue reading From the Heat to the Rain