Mother Nature bid “adios” to an unusually warm February by drenching Tucson in a late winter rain on the first day of March.
The welcome rain — the first since one-hundredth of an inch was recorded on Feb. 3 — fell from Oro Valley to Green Valley and from Arivaca to the airport.
Up to 1.30 inches fell Saturday in parts of the Santa Catalina Mountains and Redington Pass, according to a report from the Pima County Regional Flood Control District.
Elsewhere in the Tucson area, rainfall totals through early evening Saturday were:
- 0.12 of an inch along the Cañada del Oro Wash at Golder Ranch Road in the Catalina area.
- 0.35 of an inch at Agua Caliente Park at North Solder Trail and East Roger Road.
- 0.67 of an inch at Manning Camp in the Rincon Mountains.
- 0.24 of an inch at the Alamo Wash at East Glenn Street near Tucson Medical Center.
- 0.20 of an inch at the Pima Air & Space Museum on East Valencia Road.
- 0.16 of an inch at the Pima County Fairgrounds on South Houghton Road.
- 0.98 of an inch in Arivaca, about 60 miles southwest of Tucson.
- 0.08 of an inch at the Picture Rocks Community Center on North Sanders Road.
- 0.47 of an inch in Pima Wash at West Ina Road.
- 0.16 of an inch at Rancho del Lago, about two miles northwest of Vail.
- 1.18 inches in Florida Canyon in the Green Valley area.
Today is expected to be partly cloudy with highs in the 60s and a 30 percent chance of rain, according to the National Weather Service.
Clouds are expected to linger into Tuesday even as chances for more rain dry up.