January 21-22, 2007



The evening of 1/21/07  it began to snow here in Tucson.  At some time during the night the snow ended, with about 1" of accumulation around our property.  Of course many of you in colder climates will say, "So what?".  Well, snow in the lower desert elevations is extremely rare as shown by the following:

     . We've been here for three years and this is the first time we've seen even a single flake of snow fall.
     . According to the local TV stations, the last time snow fell in Tucson was in 2002 when 6/10" was measured at the airport.
     . According to some of our neighbors, this is the most snow they've seen here in 20+ years.

Of course when the sun came up, the snow had already begun to melt, so these pictures don't show the maximum accumulation.  Additionally, the early morning light wasn't good, so some of the pictures will look a little fuzzy.  By the end of the day the snow was completely gone.  All things considered, this event was so unusual that the photographs deserved their own web page!  We hope you enjoy the pictures.

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The first 14 pictures are all of our property.

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Can you see our tenants in the guest house checking out the "winter wonderland"?
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Within a few hours of taking this picture, the weight of the snow and the cold weather had snapped ALL the arms off the tall paddle cactus at the right of the picture!

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The remaining pictures were all taken within 1 block of our house.

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Bob loves the cold weather ~ I'm not so sure about Bonnie though!  :)

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That's the end of this orange crop!  :(

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The mountains have never looked better!

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