Thursday, February 21, 2013

Snow at the Observatory!

It is true!  Yesterday Tucson saw it's most significant snowfall in several years.  While the Catalina mountains outside of Tucson receive many inches of snow every year (and are home to the nations southern most ski-lift), the Tucson valley receives only a dusting every few years.  Last night driving home through the foothills from a late dinner, was quite like the days when I lived in Colorado. Snow was blowing into the windshield faster than the wipers could handle and the road surface and lane lines were barely visible.  As soon as I got home I took the picture at left, which is only impressive if you have lived in Tucson.  You can see how much snow was falling and beginning to accumulate on the ground.

This morning I went outside to take a few pictures as I knew the couple inches of snow would quickly melt off and the "blizzard of 2013" would be only a memory.  (And yes, residents with a smartphone actually received a blizzard warning yesterday from the NWS!).  Again, these pictures are most impressive to individuals who have lived in Tucson or nearby.


  1. Great pictures Alan. I stole the one of the mountain...

    Somehow I've managed to dodge this bullet. No snow in Las Vegas, and no snow at my house though every part of PHX with any sort of elevation got a little dusting. Nothing like this though.

  2. Great shots! I'm pining away for the desert right about now.

  3. Me too! Ha! I am ready for some mid 70's and clear nights...