A new venue and an additional panelist mean there will be plenty of seats and more information to share during the Star panel discussion on Tucson’s weather.

“A look at Tucson weather: What’s happened, what to expect,” set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, has moved into the ballroom of the Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road.

The larger room means there are still reservations available for this free, timely discussion. In addition, a senior forecaster from the National Weather Service has joined the panel lineup.

With Tucson’s temperature flirting with the century mark, the panelists will discuss some of the burning (pardon the pun) questions on many Tucsonans’ minds:

  • What does this heat trend bode for late spring and summer?
  • What impact might it have for the fire season?
  • What impact might be seen for the monsoon?

Panelists include:

  • Tom Beal, Arizona Daily Star science reporter, moderator.
  • Mike Crimmins, an associate professor with the Department of Soil, Water, and Environmental Science at the University of Arizona and a climate science extension specialist for Arizona Cooperative Extension. He compiles and interprets water and weather data for CLIMAS, the Climate Assessment of the Southwest.
  • John Glueck, National Weather Service Tucson senior forecaster and climate program leader.
  • KOLD-TV chief meteorologist Kevin Jeanes, who’s on the First Alert weather team and gives daily forecasts and updates for television and the Star’s weather page.
  • Heidi Schewel, public affairs specialist with the Coronado National Forest.

Reserve your seat for this free discussion at tucson.com/weatherpanel

Contact Ann Brown at abrown@tucson.com or 573-4226. On Twitter: @AnnattheStar