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Mt Lemmon lies just 30 miles north of Tucson,  and rises to 9,157 feet (2,791 m) above sea level.*

URGENT – WINTER STORM WARNING… NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TUCSON AZ
DEC 13 2012

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF… HANNAGAN MEADOW… MOUNT GRAHAM… MOUNT LEMMON… SUMMERHAVEN

SNOW WILL DEVELOP AROUND MIDNIGHT TONIGHT… EXPECTED TO BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES INTO FRIDAY MORNING… INCREASINGLY SHOWERY AND INTERMITTENT FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…6 TO 11 INCHES BETWEEN 5000 AND 7000 FEET… 12 TO 18 INCHES ABOVE 7000 FEET. THE HIGHEST PEAKS OF THE WHITE MOUNTAINS…MOUNT GRAHAM…AND MOUNT LEMMON MAY RECEIVE 24 INCHES OF SNOW.

* Tucson lies 2,643 ft (806 m)above sea level (as measured at Tucson International Airport).

http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/psr/

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 

4 Responses to Up to two feet of snow for Mt Lemmon Arizona

  1. Harold says:

    I lived in Tucson for 20 years, and snow on Mt. Lemmon is not at all uncommon in winter. In fact there are ski slopes up there. Though it’s only 30 miles from Tucson, Mt. Lemmon is well over 1 mile higher than the city, if you do the math. Typically, it’s about 20 deg F cooler on Mt. Lemmon. Climate can and does change drastically over short distances in the West due to extremes in elevation. There are trees on Mt. Lemmon because it gets much more percipitation, and saguaro cactus and low growing plants below near the city because it’s desert. When it rains in Tucson in winter, one often, if not usually sees snow on the whole Santa Catalina mountain range to the north of the city. Love your website, but this may be a bit of stretch as evidence for of an impending ice age.

    • Robert says:

      Yes, that’s why I put the elevations on the post, so thatreaders could see for themselves. I’ve driven to the top of Mt Lemmon several times, and once drove down the backside of the mountain to Oracle. Have also been to Mt Graham. And to Hannagan Meadow…several times.

    • TomO says:

      I lived in Tucson for a few years myself, and yes, winter comes there as well – I can remember snow in the city. I just would like to point out that just because a winter storm is mentioned here, doesn’t necessarily mean that it points towards an ice age coming. It’s sort of nice to see storms being reported “somewhere,” since you don’t see them reported “you know where – MSM.” It is amusing, however, to notice that you don’t hear much about winter storms unless you go on the internet and look at sites like this.

  2. Jeffery Anderson says:

    I can’t wait to wake up and see it on the Catalinas!


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