Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Here's What Friday's System Did To Tucson


The PGA Tour has had its share of weather-related drama so far this year -- high winds in Hawaii, fog in California, and now snow in Tucson.  The opening round of the Match Play Championship in Marana, AZ (just north of Tucson) got snowed out today thanks to the same system that may bring some light snow showers to the region on Friday.

Snowfall of up to three inches is expected today around Tuscon from this system, which will pivot east into the Plains states and drop needed snows and rains on a drought-parched part of the world tomorrow.  In fact, some parts of Kansas could see upwards of a foot of snow from this storm system as it moves through. This same system will split into two pieces -- one impacting us with light snow showers on Friday afternoon, the second producing a larger low pressure center that will bring rain to us and snow to New England and Upstate New York on Saturday night into Sunday.  Some of that rain may end as snow in the Poconos and fall mostly as snow north of Scranton over the Endless Mountains part of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

More:  Capital Weather Gang (with additional photos)