“I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain. I’ve seen sunny days that I thought would never end.” — James Taylor
Taylor could have written that line of his Grammy-winning song about Tucson.
Get a deeper understanding of the area’s fire, rain and sunny days during “A look at Tucson weather: What’s happened, what to expect,” a Star panel discussion at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, in the ballroom of the Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road.
Panelists will discuss some of the questions on many Tucsonans’ minds: What does this heat trend bode for the late spring and summer? What impact might it have for the fire season? What impact might be seen for the monsoon?
- 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
The discussion is free, but seating is limited. Reserve your seat at tucson.com/weatherpanel.