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.

...

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.

Tags: , , , ,

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

Today | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu
Meditation and Buddhist study

Meditation and Buddhist study @ Sky Island Zen

Tuesdays, Saturdays

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

Northern Lights

Led by Dale Warland, the True Concord season begins with a flare – exploring the unique draw… More

@ Catalina Foothills High School Sat., Oct. 20, 7:30-10 p.m. 4300 E. Sunrise Drive.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. Maroon 5 to Perform at the 2019 Super Bowl (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. UA Campus Health Celebrates 100 Years (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Tucson Miniature Showcase with Tucson Woman's Club (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. My Pick For Superintendent of Public Instruction: Kathy Hoffman (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. Tucson Meet Yourself: Festival by the Photos (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2018 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation