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Snow in Tucson since 1911

This list is not definitive.

Date of snowfall and amount in inches:  
 

Date
Amount
Holiday
January 21, 2007
1/2 to 3 inches
 
April 4,  1999
Trace 
Easter
Dec. 22, 1990
0.6 inches
 
Feb. 19, 1990
0.6inches
 
Feb. 14, 1990
0.5 inches
Valentine's Day
Feb. 2, 1990
1.2 inches
 
Jan. 19, 1990  
1.5 inches
 
Jan. 2, 1990
1.2 inches
 
Dec. 25, 1987 
2 inches
Christmas
Dec. 24, 1987
0.8 inches
Christmas Eve
Jan. 16, 1987
2 inches
 
Dec. 12, 1985
Trace
 
Dec. 31, 1982
Trace
 
April 16, 1976
2 inches
 
Dec. 25, 1974 
Trace
Christmas  
March 14, 1973
Trace
 
Dec. 8, 1971
6.8 inches
 
Dec. 20, 1968
0.2  inches
 
Feb. 9, 1965  
2 inches
 
March 2-3, 1964
5.7 inches
 
Nov. 16, 1958
6.4  inches **
 
April 2, 1956
1 inch
 
Dec. 20, 1949
1.4 inches
 
Jan. 25, 1949 
3.5 inches
 
Jan. 15, 1949
0.6 inches
 
Feb. 12, 1946 
1.1 inches
 
Dec. 24, 1941 
1.2 inches
 
Jan. 7, 1937
4 1/2 inches
 
Feb. 16, 1928
 
Red snow fell***
Dec.25,  1916 
4 inches
Christmas
Dec. 25, 1911  
1/2  inch
Christmas

 
** This snowfall was one in which three boy scouts died on the slopes of the Santa Rita Mountains near Madera Canyon.
 
Sources
"Christmas snowfall? The very idea is flaky."  Arizona Daily Star. December 24, 2001, Page 1.    
 "Heaven Sent." Arizona Daily Star. April 5, 1999, Pages 1 and A9                    
***"Red snow." Tucson Citizen. February 17, 1928 Page 2.                  
"Tucson gets a dusting of white stuff." Tucson Citizen.   December 12, 1985. Page 1.
"White Christmases, Nearly nonexistent in Tucson's past." Arizona Daily Star,   December 25, 1974. Page B1. 
 
 

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