Archive - Dec 26, 2003


Snow in the mountains

Cold and rainy in Tucson this morning. A low-pressure system from the Pacific overwhelmed the arid desert air, but only briefly. Now, only three hours after it was overcast, cold and drizzling, it is clear and in the mid-60s.

When the clouds lifted, they revealed snow-covered mountains to the north of Tucson. The snow adds depth to the mountain views; you can finally tell from the desert floor how high the distant mountains are in relation to the closer, smaller mountains. Without snow, they look all the same.