Not likely

Seen today on the National Weather Service Tucson forecast:


I take it as a given that it doesn’t snow in Tucson; up in the nearby Catalinas, sure, but not in the valley. Yet every once in a while I get in a conversation with an old-time desert-dweller who insists that Tucson “sometimes” gets snow, who justifies that argument by invoking the fact that, six years ago, it snowed here on Easter Sunday. Indeed, that’s true, but that snow is so rare that everybody in town remembers the very day that it last fell, I think makes the case pretty strongly that, really, it just doesn’t snow here.

Anyway, somehow I doubt we’ll see the snow that graphic promises. But it would be cool, wouldn’t it?