Thursday, February 21, 2013

Weirdly, Tucson Has Had More Snow Than Seattle This Year

Posted By on Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 6:00 PM

That's right, Tucson. Thanks to #TucsonBlizzard 2013 (Never Forget!), we've actually eclipsed snowfall totals experienced by the folks in Seattle, Washington.

From KOMOnews.com's Scott Sistek:

Not only has Mother Nature essentially blanked Seattle in the snow department this winter, she's rubbing it in by bringing real winter to places that aren't supposed to have it.

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The Tucson airport reported a drop from 50 degrees to 34 degrees in an hour with a switch from rain to snow.

A former long-time resident (my wife) tells me it does snow in Tucson from time to time. But number of years Tucson > Seattle in the snow department? Likely close to zero, if not zero.

The official tally at Tucson Airport was just a trace — technically tying Seattle for 2013 as Seattle had a 14-minute snow shower that registered a trace on Jan. 10. But Tucson's snow lasted nearly an hour and a half and unlike Seattle's, actually accumulated in areas around the city, with an official spotter report giving a full 1.0" of accumulation in town.

A check through the National Weather Service's records confirms it: Tucson, 1" of snow; Seattle, nothing.

We're coming for you, Emerald City.

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