The 1987 snowfall turned Tucson's downtown, seen from "A" Mountain, into a winter spectacle that's rarely seen, especially on Christmas. It's virtually certain not to happen today.


If you're dreaming of a white Christmas in Tucson, dream again.

It has been 25 years since measurable snow last fell in the Old Pueblo on Dec. 25, and we'll see no flakes fluttering from the sky today, said Glenn Lader, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

"There's no chance of snow in Tucson," Lader said.

A 10 percent chance of precipitation in the Catalina Mountains north of the city Monday night could yield a dusting of snow there, he said.

Tucson got 2.6 inches of snow on Christmas Day in 1987. That, combined with an inch of snow that fell on Christmas Eve, brought the city a total of 3.6 inches for the two-day Christmas holiday in 1987.

Today's high is expected to be in the upper 50s, followed by a low in the upper 30s overnight.

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