Saturday, February 9, 2013

Snow in the Desert

Last night's winter "storm" in the Tucson area left a dusting of snow all the way down to elevations of about 3,000 feet. That's still higher than my location, but enough for just about all the local mountains to get some of the white stuff.

It is pretty normal for the Santa Catalina Mountains to get snow - they are over 9,000 feet in elevation, but the much lower Tucson Mountains rarely do. Yes, it does occasionally snow all the way down to the desert floor, but not very often.
Here's the view from my back yard this morning looking toward part of the Tucson Mountains. Sombrero Peak, seen in many of my hot air balloon shots did not get any snow. Maybe next time.

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