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Tucson monthly climate reports for 2022

January 2022 climate report for Tucson
17th warmest and 38th driest on record
3rd highest wind gust for January recorded at the airport in the past 50 years
 

The new year began on a wet note when a winter storm impacted the area as the calendar turned from 2021 to 2022. The combined two-day rainfall totals for New Year's Eve/Day across the metro area ranged from 0.50" to 1.50" with the bulk of the rain occurring on New Year's Eve. The airport two-day total of 0.74" ranks as the 3rd wettest New Year's Eve/Day on record. And for only the 9th time since 1895, rainfall was recorded on both New Year's Eve & Day with the most recent being in 2018-19 & 2016-17.

 
A colder air mass was in place on the morning of the 2nd with low temperatures across the metro area ranging from the mid 20's to the lower 30's. A Hard Freeze Warning was in effect.
 
High temperatures for the remainder of the month were on a roller-coaster ride ranging between 64° & 77° as a handful of weather systems moved through the state. Only two systems, one on the 18th and the other late on the 22nd into the 23rd, brought mostly light precipitation to the area. Rainfall totals across the area for both events were mostly less than a tenth of an inch. A few of those dry systems did bring very gusty east winds to the area. The most notable day was on the 28th where wind gusts ranged from 20 to 40 mph with localized spots recording gusts between 45 and 55 mph. The airport recorded a gust of 46 mph which is the 3rd highest wind gust recorded in January in the past 50 years.
 

The monthly average temperature of 54.3° is seven-tenths of a degree above normal and ranks as the 17th warmest January on record. Temperature extremes for the month ranged from a high of 77° on the 7th to a low of 31° on the 2nd. This is the 3rd straight January in which the monthly low temperature, recorded at the airport, was NOT colder than 30°.

 

Rainfall amounts across the metro area, using several sources like rainlog.org, the Pima County Regional Flood Control District gages and CoCoRaHS, were mostly below a third of an inch /0.33"/. However there were isolated spots that recorded up to a three-quarters of an inch /0.75"/. The International airport, which is the official recording spot in Tucson, recorded 0.28" which is over a half an inch below normal and ranks as the 38th driest January on record, tied with 1929.

 
January 2022 stats
Month
Normal
Departure
Average high temperature
68.9°
66.5°
+ 2.4°
Average low temperature
39.7°
40.8°
- 1.1°
Average temperature
54.3°
53.6°
+ 0.7°
Rainfall
0.28"
0.84"
- 0.56"
Water year rainfall (Oct-Jan)
1.64"
3.03"
- 1.39"
 
Winter 2021-2022

One month remains in climatological Winter and so far it has been warmer (55.7° or +2.3°) and slightly drier (1.62" or -0.18") than normal.

 
Looking ahead into February

The Climate Prediction Center forecasts a 47% chance of above normal temperatures and a 45% chance of below normal precipitation.

 
Normal monthly high temperature 69.2°
Normal monthly low temperature 43.2°
Normal monthly temperature 56.2°
Record high temperature 92° on February 14, 1957
Record low temperature 17° on February 7, 1899
Warmest February (avg.) 62.1° in 2015
Coldest February (avg.) 45.3° in 1903
Normal rainfall 0.84"
Wettest February day 1.26" on February 7, 1966
Wettest February 4.15" in 1905
Driest February 0.00" in 1898, 1972, 1984 & 2021
Snowiest February 4.9" in 1903
Daily normals | Daily records  
The number of daylight hours will increase from 10 hours 39 minutes & 55 seconds on the 1st to 11 hours 28 minutes & 31 seconds on the 28th, a gain of 48 minutes & 36 seconds.
 
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January 2022 climate recap for Tucson Arizona

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January 2022 daily temperatures versus daily records and normals.

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January 2022 daily precipitation versus daily records.

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February climate data and outlook across southeast Arizona

February climatic normals and outlook for southeast Arizona

February 2022 climate report for Tucson
59th warmest and 30th driest on record
February average temperature is below normal for 9th time this century
Only 3 days recorded above normal low temperatures
 

The February outlook for the area, issued by the Climate Prediction Center on January 31st, called for a 47% chance that temperatures would be above normal & 20% chance that temperatures would be below normal. On the precipitation side, the forecast leaned toward below normal at a 45% chance. The forecast panned out well for precipitation as it was drier than normal while February came in cooler than normal thanks to the average monthly low temperature being 4.7° below normal.

 
The month started off on the cool side with high temperatures mostly in the 60's during the first seven days of the month. The exception was on the 3rd when the highs were in the mid 50's after starting the day in the mid 20's. Over the next seven days there was a gradual warming trend with high temperatures warming into the lower to mid 80's on the 12th, 13th & 14th.
 
During the second half of the month high temperatures were on a roller-coaster ride while low temperatures, for the most part, were seasonably cool to chilly. This roller-coaster ride in temperatures was associated with weather systems moving across the area. These systems brought some light rain to the metro area on the 16th and 23rd.
 

The monthly average temperature of 54.3° is almost two degrees below normal and ranks as the 59th warmest February on record. This is the third February in the last four years that the average monthly temperature was below normal. It's also the ninth time February this century that the average monthly temperature was below normal. This is the most of any calendar month thus far in the 21st century. Temperature extremes for the month ranged from a high of 83° on the 14th to a low of 26° on the 3rd.

 
Rainfall amounts across the metro area, using several sources like rainlog.org, the Pima County Regional Flood Control District gages and CoCoRaHS, ranged from 0.05" to 0.50" with the highest totals occurring on the northwest and southeast sides of the metro area. The International airport, which is the official recording spot in Tucson, recorded 0.20". This ranks as the 30th driest February on record, tied with 1922, 1949 & 2017.
 
February 2022 stats
Month
Normal
Departure
Average high temperature
70.1°
69.2°
+ 0.9°
Average low temperature
38.5°
43.2°
- 4.7°
Average temperature
54.3°
56.2°
- 1.9°
Precipitation
0.20"
0.84"
- 0.64"
 

 
Winter 2021-2022 climate report for Tucson
13th warmest and 48th driest on record
9 days with high temperatures of 80° or warmer
5 days with low temperatures of 32° or colder
 

The Winter seasonal forecast for the area, issued November 18th, called for a 41% chance of above normal temperatures & a 48% chance of below normal precipitation. The forecast panned out well with Winter 2021-2022 coming in warmer and drier than normal.

 

The seasonal average temperature of 55.3° goes into the record books as the 13th warmest on record, tied with Winter 1942-1943 & last winter. Temperature extremes ranged from a high of 85° on December 1st to a low of 26° on February 3rd. There were five days that recorded freezing low temperatures at the airport which is up from the three that occurred in the previous winter but down five from the 1991-2020 normal period. Additionally, there were five record temperatures that were either set or tied. Two were for record highs and three were for record warm low temperatures and all of them occurred in December.

 

Precipitation across the metro area, using several sources like rainlog.org, the Pima County Regional Flood Control District gages and CoCoRaHS, ranged from 1.75" to 4.00" with the highest totals occurring north of Tangerine Road extending east from Dove Mountain in Marana to the northern part of Oro Valley. Officially the Tucson International airport recorded 1.82", which is around eight-tenths of an inch below normal and ranks as the 48th driest Winter season on record.

 
Winter 2021-2022
Season
Normal
Departure
Average high temperature
69.7°
67.0°
+ 2.7°
Average low temperature
40.9°
41.5°
- 0.6°
Average temperature
55.3°
54.3°
+ 1.0°
Precipitation
1.82"
2.64"
- 0.82"
# of days with lows 32° or colder
5
10
- 5
 

 
2022

The average yearly temperature of 54.3° is six-tenths of a degree BELOW normal and ranks as the 31st warmest on record through the end of February.

Rainfall at the Tucson International airport, the official location in Tucson, of 0.48" is 1.20" BELOW normal and ranks as the 17th driest January/February period on record.

 

 
Looking ahead into March
The Climate Prediction Center forecasts a 46% chance for below normal precipitation and a 33% each for below, near & above normal temperatures.
 
Normal monthly high temperature 75.8°
Normal monthly low temperature 48.0°
Normal monthly temperature 61.9°
Record high temperature 99° on March 26, 1988
Record low temperature 20° on March 4, 1965
Warmest March (avg.) 67.9° in 2017
Coldest March (avg.) 51.5° in 1973
Normal rainfall 0.56"
Wettest March day 1.42" on March 25, 1903
Wettest March 3.88" in 1905
Driest March 0.00" in 1895, 1928, 1933, 1956 & 1984
Snowiest March 6.0" in 1922
Daily normals | Daily records  
The number of daylight hours will increase from 11 hours 30 minutes 28 seconds on the 1st to 12 hours 29 minutes 50 seconds on the 31st, a gain of 59 minutes 22 seconds.
 
 
Looking ahead into Spring
The Climate Prediction Center forecasts a 46% chance of above normal temperatures and a 42% chance of below normal precipitation.
 
Normal seasonal high temperature 83.5°
Normal seasonal low temperature 54.3°
Normal seasonal temperature 68.9°
Warmest Spring (avg.) 72.1° in 1989
Coldest Spring (avg.) 59.0° in 1905
Normal Spring rainfall 1.00"
Wettest Spring 7.43" in 1905
Driest Spring Trace in 2018
   
The vernal equinox, otherwise known as the beginning of spring, will occur on March 20th at 8:33 am when the sun crosses into the northern hemisphere.
 
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February 2022 climate recap for Tucson Arizona

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February 2022 daily temperatures versus daily records and normals.

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February 2022 daily precipitation versus daily records.

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Winter 2021-2022 climate recap for Tucson Arizona

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March climate data across southeast Arizona

March climatic normals and outlook for southeast Arizona

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring climate data across southeast Arizona

Spring climatic normals and outlook for southeast Arizona

 

March 2022 climate report for Tucson
24th warmest and 29th driest on record
18th straight March with below normal rainfall at airport
4th warmest March high temperature on record occurs on the 26th
The monthly average temperature for March was BELOW normal for 1st time since 2010
 
In typical March fashion temperatures were on a roller coaster ride throughout the month as several weather systems pushed across the area. Even though this March was warmer than last year by one degree, the average monthly temperature was below normal thanks to the new set of climate normals which went into effect last May. The 1991-2020 normal for March is 1.8° warmer than the previous normal period (1981-2010). Rainfall was below normal for the 18th straight March at the airport with moderate drought conditions creeping back into parts of eastern Pima county during the month.
 

Here are some temperature highlights for the month:

  • The 4th warmest March high temperature on record, tied with three other March dates, occurred on the 26th when the high was 95°. The previous 95° March highs occurred on March 18 & 19 in 1907 and on March 16, 2007. The all-time warmest March high temperature is 99° which occurred on March 26, 1988.
  • The high of 95° on the 26th ranks as the 5th earliest calendar occurrence on record, tied with 1988. Normal date is April 24th.
  • There were four days in which the low temperature was 35° or colder. This total is equal to the number of times this has occurred in the previous EIGHT Marches combined (2014-2021).
  • The three consecutive days with lows of 35° or colder (35° on 7th; 33° on 8th & 35° on 9th) is the most since 2007 when there was 4th consecutive such days.
  • March 2022 joins three other Marches (1895, 1896 & 2007) that recorded three or more days of 90°+ highs and four or more days with low temperatures of 35° or colder.
  • A 31 degree drop in high temperatures over a three day period occurred between the 95° on the 26th and 64° on the 29th. This is the first time that there was a 30°+ drop in high temperatures over a three day span in March since 2012 (85° to 50°) and the 7th such March occurrence since 1895.
  • First March since 2011 that no temperature records were set or tied.
 

The monthly average temperature of 61.7° is two-tenths of a degree below normal and ranks as the 24th warmest March on record, tied with 2019. Temperature extremes for the month ranged from a high of 95° on the 26th to a low of 33° on the 8th.

 

Rainfall occurred across the metro area over three time periods during the month. On the 6th, the 20th & 21st and the 28th & 29th.

  • 6th: A moisture starved cold front pushed across the area bringing sprinkles to the valley and flurries to the nearly by mountain peaks.
  • 20th & 21st: A weather system passing through the area, on the first two days of Spring, brought scattered valley rain & high elevation snow showers, gusty winds and a few claps of thunder. Rainfall amounts were mostly less than a quarter of an inch, with isolated areas recording up to a half inch.
  • 28th & 29th: A stronger, colder system passing through the area brought widespread showers, a few thunderstorms, pea size hail, gusty winds & high elevation snow showers. Rainfall amounts were mostly less than a third of ain inch with isolated area recording up to three-quarters of an inch.
 

Rainfall amounts across the metro area, using several sources like rainlog.org, the Pima County Regional Flood Control District gages and CoCoRaHS, ranged widely from 0.10" to 0.75 ". The International airport, which is the official recording spot in Tucson, recorded 0.19" which ranks as the 29th driest March on record, tied with 1949 & 1966. Additionally the airport monthly total extended the streak of below normal rainfall for March to "18" straight. The last March to record above normal rainfall was in 2004 when 1.12" was recorded.

 
March 2022 stats
Month
Normal
Departure
Average high temperature
77.2°
75.8°
+ 1.4°
Average low temperature
46.1°
48.0°
- 1.9°
Average temperature
61.7°
61.9°
- 0.2°
Rainfall
0.19"
0.56"
- 0.37"
 

2022

The average yearly temperature of 56.8° is six-tenths of a degree BELOW normal and ranks as the 27th warmest on record through the end of March. The average yearly temperature is below normal for the calendar year through the end of March for the first time since 2017 and the fourth time this century (2001 & 2013). Thanks to the new warmer 30-year climate normals, which went into effect last year, the average yearly temperature this year through the end of March is below normal although it was warmer than two years ago (56.8° vs 56.5°). For comparison through the end of March, the current climate normal period (1991-2020) average temperature is 57.4° while the previous climate normal period (1981-2010) average temperature was 56.1°. The 1981-2010 climate normal period was used from the late 2011 to early 2021.

Rainfall at the Tucson International airport, the official location in Tucson, of 0.67" is 1.57" BELOW normal & ranks as the 14th driest January through March period on record. The water year rainfall is at the half-way mark with a paltry 2.03" being recorded. This ranks as the 16th driest first half of the water year period on record. For only the third time since 1910, no temperature records were set during the first three months of the year. The previous two occurrences were in 1984 & 2010.

 
2022 stats thru March
Year
Normal
Departure
Average high temperature
72.1°
70.6°
+ 1.5°
Average low temperature
41.5°
44.1°
- 2.6°
Average temperature
56.8°
57.4°
- 0.6°
Rainfall
0.67"
2.24"
- 1.57"
Water year rainfall (Oct-Mar)
2.03"
4.43"
- 2.40"
 

 
Looking ahead into April

The Climate Prediction Center forecasts for temperature a 57% chance that they will end up above normal and a 10% chance that they will end up below normal. The forecast for precipitation is a 49% chance that they will be up below normal and a 18% chance that they will end up above normal.

 
Normal monthly high temperature 82.9°
Normal monthly low temperature 53.3°
Normal monthly temperature 68.1°
Record high temperature 104° on April 20 & 21, 1989
Record low temperature 27° on April 4, 1945
Warmest April (avg.) 73.8° in 1989
Coldest April (avg.) 57.8° in 1975
Normal rainfall 0.24"
Wettest April day 1.17" on April 1, 1999
Wettest April 3.53" in 1905
Driest April 0.00" in 2018 (last of 12 occurrences)
Snowiest April 2.0" in 1976
Daily normals | Daily records  
The number of daylight hours will increase from 12 hours 31 minutes 48 seconds on the 1st to 13 hours 25 minutes 39 seconds on the 30th, a gain of 53 minutes 51 seconds.
 
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March 2022 climate recap for Tucson Arizona

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March 2022 daily temperatures versus daily records and normals.

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March 2022 daily precipitation versus daily records.

Monthly data in tabular form

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April climate data across southeast Arizona

April climatic normals and outlook for southeast Arizona

April 2022 climate report for Tucson
4th warmest and Driest (tied) on record
30th April with no measurable rainfall at official site
3rd earliest occurrence of first 100° high temperature
 
The main stories for the month were 1) no rain falling across the area; 2) one of the warmest Aprils on record and 3) the 3rd earliest occurrence of the first triple digit high of the year.
 

The monthly average temperature of 71.8° is just under four degrees above normal and ranks as the 4th warmest April on record. Temperature extremes for the month ranged from a high of 100° on the 26th to a low of 39° on the 13th. Three temperature records (one high & two warm lows) were set or tied. These were the first record temperatures set/tied in 2022. The last year in which Tucson waited until April to set/tied a record temperature was back in 2010.

 

No rain was recorded across the metro area, using several sources like rainlog.org, the Pima County Regional Flood Control District gages and CoCoRaHS. The zero rainfall recorded at the International airport, which is the official recording spot in Tucson, marked the 30th time since 1895 that no measurable rain was recorded at the official site. It's the 13th April with ZERO rainfall. Additionally this is the fifteenth April in the past seventeen that the airport recorded below normal rainfall.

 
April 2022 stats
Month
Normal
Departure
Average high temperature
88.5°
82.9°
+ 5.6°
Average low temperature
55.1°
53.3°
+ 1.8°
Average temperature
71.8°
68.1°
+ 3.7°
Rainfall
0.00"
0.24"
- 0.24"
 

2022

The average yearly temperature of 60.6° is a half of a degree ABOVE normal and ranks as the 12th warmest on record, tied with 1996, through the end of April. Rainfall at the Tucson International airport, the official location in Tucson, of 0.67" is 1.81" BELOW normal & ranks as the 9th driest January through April period on record. The water year rainfall total 2.03" ranks as the 9th driest on record.

 
2022 stats thru April
Year
Normal
Departure
Average high temperature
76.2°
73.7°
+ 2.5°
Average low temperature
44.9°
46.4°
- 1.5°
Average temperature
60.6°
60.1°
+ 0.5°
Rainfall
0.67"
2.48"
- 1.81"
Water year rainfall (Oct-Mar)
2.03"
4.67"
- 2.64"
 

 
Looking ahead into May

The Climate Prediction Center forecasts for temperature a 48% chance that they will end up above normal and a 19% chance that they will end up below normal. The forecast for precipitation is a 33% chance that they will be up below normal and a 33% chance that they will end up above normal.

 
Normal monthly high temperature 91.8°
Normal monthly low temperature 61.8°
Normal monthly temperature 76.8°
Record high temperature 111° on May 29, 1910
Record low temperature 32° on May 3, 1899
Warmest May (avg.) 80.2° in 2000
Coldest May (avg.) 64.6° in 1905
Normal rainfall 0.20"
Wettest May day 1.34" on May 15, 1931
Wettest May 1.34" in 1931
Driest May 0.00" in 2016 (last of 24 occurrences)
Daily normals | Daily records  
The number of daylight hours will increase from 13 hours 27 minutes 20 seconds on the 1st to 14 hours 6 minutes 49 seconds on the 31st, a gain of 39 minutes 29 seconds.
 
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April 2022 climate recap for Tucson Arizona

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April 2022 daily temperatures versus daily records and normals.

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April 2022 daily precipitation versus daily records.

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May climate data across southeast Arizona

May climatic normals and outlook for southeast Arizona

May 2022 climate report for Tucson
6th warmest and Driest (tied) on record
First 105° high of 2022 occurs on the 15th
7th earliest occurrence of first 105° of the year
Monthly high and low temperature occurred within two days
 
Above normal temperatures along with breezy to locally windy and very dry conditions were the story for May 2022.
 
The first 10 days of the month saw daily highs mostly in the 90's and lows in the upper 50's to 60's. A brief shot of cooler air settled in on the 13th which resulted in the low temperatures ranging from the lower 40's to the lower 50's across the metro area. Temperatures warmed up over the next couple of days with highs on the 15th ranging from 104° to 108° across the metro area. The monthly high & low temperature at the airport occurred on the 13th (low of 50°) and 15th (high of 105°). The two day time span between the monthly high and low has only occurred in two other Mays, in 1911 and 1961. The remainder of the month saw highs ranging from the mid 90's to 104° and lows mostly in the 60's.
 
The monthly average temperature of 79.5° is 2.7° above normal and ranks as the 6th warmest May on record. Temperature extremes for the month ranged from a high of 105° on the 15th to a low of 50° on the 13th. Two temperature records were set or tied during the month. A record high of 105° occurred on the 15th (old record 104° in 1934) while on the 27th a record high low of 71° was tied (1951 & 2001).
 
No rain fell across the metro area, using several sources like rainlog.org, the Pima County Regional Flood Control District gages and CoCoRaHS. The International airport, which is the official recording spot in Tucson, recorded its 25th May since 1895 with no rain being recorded.
 
May 2022 stats
Month
Normal
Departure
Average high temperature
95.9°
91.8°
+ 4.1°
Average low temperature
63.0°
61.8°
+ 1.2°
Average temperature
79.5°
76.8°
+ 2.7°
Days with highs 100° or warmer
5
4
+ 1
Rainfall
0.00"
0.20"
- 0.20"
 

 
Spring 2022 climate highlights for Tucson
5th warmest and 11th driest on record
Lowest seasonal dew point average since 1946
Spring ends with 63 consecutive days with no rain at the airport
 

The Spring seasonal forecast for the area, issued February 17th, called for a 46% chance of above normal temperatures & a 42% chance of below normal precipitation. The forecast panned out well with Spring 2022 coming in warmer and drier than normal.

 

The seasonal average temperature of 71.0° goes into the record books as the 5th warmest Spring on record. Temperature extremes ranged from a high of 105° on May 15th to a low of 33° on March 8th. There were six days of triple digit high temperatures which is slightly above normal.

 

The average wind speed was 8.1 mph which is slightly below the average was 8.2 mph. The seasonal average dew point value was 19°. This is tied with 2008 for the lowest Spring average dating back to 1946.

 

Rainfall amounts across the metro area, using several sources like rainlog.org, the Pima County Regional Flood Control District gages and CoCoRaHS, were mostly below a half an inch (0.50") with a localized spots, especially in the foothills, recording up to nine-tenths of an inch (0.90"). The International airport, which is the official recording spot in Tucson, recorded only 0.19". This ranks as the 11th driest Spring on record. Spring ended on a streak of 63 consecutive days with no rain being recorded at the International airport.

 
Spring 2022 stats
Season
Normal
Departure
Average high temperature
87.2°
83.5°
+ 3.7°
Average low temperature
54.8°
54.3°
+ 0.5°
Average temperature
71.0°
68.9°
+ 2.1°
Days with highs 100° or warmer
6
4
+ 2
Rainfall
0.19"
1.00"
- 0.81"
 

 

2022

The average yearly temperature, through the end of May, of 64.4° is 0.9° above normal and ranks as the 10th warmest on record, tied with 2000. Rainfall at the Tucson International airport, the official location in Tucson, of two-thirds of an inch (0.67") is two inches below normal and ranks as the 9th driest January through May period on record. The water year is well below normal since October 1st at 2.03" which ranks as the 8th driest water year to date with four months left in the water year calendar. The drought classification for the area degraded to D2 (Severe Drought) during May.

 
2022 stats thru May
Year
Normal
Departure
Average high temperature
80.2°
77.4°
+ 2.8°
Average low temperature
48.5°
49.5°
- 1.0°
Average temperature
64.4°
63.5°
+ 0.9°
Days with highs 100° or warmer
6
4
+ 2
Rainfall
0.67"
2.68"
- 2.01"
Water year rainfall (Oct-May)
2.03"
4.87"
- 2.84"
 

 
Looking ahead into June
The Climate Prediction Center forecasts for temperature a 55% chance that they will end up above normal and a 12% chance that they will end up below normal. The forecast for precipitation is a 33% chance that they will be above normal and a 33% chance that they will end up below normal.
 
Normal monthly high temperature 101.2°
Normal monthly low temperature 71.1°
Normal monthly temperature 86.1°
Record high temperature 117° on June 26, 1990
Record low temperature 43° on June 4, 1908
Hottest June (avg.) 89.8° in 2021
Coolest June (avg.) 77.6° in 1965
Normal rainfall 0.23"
Wettest June day 1.56" on June 28, 1938
Wettest June 2.07" in 1938
Driest June 0.00" in 2014 (last of 15 occurrences)
Daily normals | Daily records  
The number of daylight hours will increase from 14 hours 7 minutes & 39 seconds on the 1st to 14 hours 13 minutes & 55 seconds on the 30th, a gain of 6 minutes & 16 seconds.
 
 
Looking ahead into Summer
The Climate Prediction Center forecasts for temperature a 39% chance that they will end up above normal and a 28% chance that they will end up below normal. The forecast for precipitation is a 35% chance that they will be above normal and a 32% chance that they will end up below normal.
 
 
Normal seasonal high temperature 100.0°
Normal seasonal low temperature 74.2°
Normal seasonal temperature 87.1°
Hottest Summer (avg.) 90.0° in 2020
Coolest Summer (avg.) 81.3° in 1923
Normal Summer rainfall 4.42"
Wettest Summer 13.06" in 1955
Driest Summer 0.81" in 1926
   
Astronomical summer, or the summer solstice, will begin on June 21st at 2:13 AM when the sun reaches the northern most latitude part of the earth (23.4 degrees north or the Tropic of Cancer).
 
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May 2022 climate recap for Tucson Arizona

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May 2022 daily temperatures versus daily records and normals.

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May 2022 daily precipitation versus daily records.

Monthly data in tabular form

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Spring 2022 climate recap for Tucson Arizona

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June climate data across southeast Arizona

June climatic normals and outlook for southeast Arizona

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer climate data across southeast Arizona

Summer climatic normals and outlook for southeast Arizona

 

June 2022 climate highlights for Tucson
5th warmest and 38th wettest on record
Monthly average low temperature for June warmest on record
10th earliest calendar occurrence of 1st 110°+ high
80 consecutive days with no rain at airport, 9th longest on record
 
Hot and dry first half of the month and the return of monsoonal moisture were the main stories for June.
 
The first seven days of the month had highs mostly between 100° and 105° with lows in the upper 60's to mid 70's. High pressure strengthened over the area over the next nine days which resulted in high temperatures mostly being between 105° and 111° with lows in the mid 70's to mid 80's. The high of 111° on the 16th marked the 10th earliest calendar occurrence of the 1st 110°+ high on record. Then the next day the high was only 97°. Digging into the record books, this marked the 4th time since 1895 that the high temperature was below 100° the "day after" recording a high of 110° or hotter.
 
During the hot temperatures between the 10th and 16th, the area saw a little taste of pre-monsoonal moisture with a few storms mainly near the mountains. Monsoonal moisture increased on the 18th and hung around for the remainder of the month. However, showers and thunderstorms, for the most part, danced around the city over the last 13 days of the month. The 9th longest streak with no rain ended on the 18th when the airport recorded 0.05".
 

The monthly average temperature of 89.1° is 3.0° ABOVE normal and ranks as the 5th warmest June on record. Temperature extremes for the month ranged from a high of 111° on the 16th to a low of 66° on the 5th. This is the 7th June on record in which the monthly low temperature did not fall below 65°. Five record high minimum (low) temperatures were set or tied during the month. During the first 16 days of the month, no below normal highs were recorded. Over the last 14 days there was only one day that was above normal. There were nine daily lows that were 80° or warmer. This ties the monthly record previously set in 2017.

 

Rainfall amounts across the metro area, using several sources like rainlog.org, the Pima County Regional Flood Control District gages and CoCoRaHS, were mostly below a third of an inch (0.33") with isolated spots recording up to 1.00". The International airport, which is the official recording spot in Tucson, recorded 0.23" which ranks as the 38th wettest June on record, tied with 1980.

 
June 2022 stats
Month
Normal
Departure
Average high temperature
102.3°
101.2°
+ 1.1°
Average low temperature
75.9°
71.1°
+ 4.8°
Average temperature
89.1°
86.1°
+ 3.0°
Days with highs 100° or warmer
24
21
+ 3
Days with highs 105° or warmer
9
10
- 1
Days with highs 110° or warmer
1
1
0
Rainfall
0.23"
0.23"
0.00"
 

2022

The average yearly temperature, through the end of June, of 68.5° is 1.3° above normal and ranks as the 7th warmest on record. Rainfall at the Tucson International airport, the official location in Tucson, of 0.90" is just over 2" below normal and ranks as the 7th driest January through June period on record. The water year is well below normal since October 1st at 2.26" which ranks as the 9th driest water year to date with three months left in the water year calendar. The drought classification for the area stood at D2 (Severe Drought).

 
2022 stats thru June
Year
Normal
Departure
Average high temperature
83.9°
81.3°
+ 2.6°
Average low temperature
53.1°
53.1°
0.0°
Average temperature
68.5°
67.2°
+ 1.3°
Days with highs 100° or warmer
30
25
+ 5
Days with highs 105° or warmer
10
11
- 1
Days with highs 110° or warmer
1
1
0
Rainfall
0.90"
2.91"
- 2.01"
Water year rainfall (Oct-Jun)
2.26"
5.10"
- 2.84"
 

 
Looking ahead into July

The Climate Prediction Center forecasts for temperature a 36% chance that they will end up above normal and a 31% chance that they will end up below normal. The forecast for precipitation is a 45% chance that they will be above normal and a 22% chance that they will end up below normal.

 
Normal monthly high temperature 100.2°
Normal monthly low temperature 76.3°
Normal monthly temperature 88.2°
Record high temperature 114° on July 25, 1995 and July 4, 1989
Record low temperature 49° on July 3, 1911
Warmest July (avg.) 91.5° in 2020
Coldest July (avg.) 81.4° in 1912
Normal rainfall 2.21"
Wettest July day 3.93" on July 29, 1958
Wettest July 8.06" in 2021
Driest July 0.04" in 1995
Daily normals | Daily records  
The number of daylight hours will decrease from 14 hours 13 minutes & 29 seconds on the 1st to 13 hours 43 minutes & 35 seconds on the 31st, a loss of 29 minutes & 54 seconds.
 
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June 2022 climate recap for Tucson Arizona

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June 2022 daily temperatures versus daily records and normals.

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June 2022 daily precipitation versus daily records.

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July climate data across southeast Arizona

July climatic normals and outlook for southeast Arizona

 

July 2022 weather in review for Tucson Arizona
 
August climate information across southeast Arizona
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