Get a science-behind-the-thermometer perspective during “A Look at Tucson Weather: What’s Happened, What to Expect,” a Star panel discussion April 25 at the Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road.

We plan to 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?

The goal is to bring a deeper understanding of what’s happening with Tucson weather. 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 gives daily forecasts and updates for television and the Star’s weather page.
  • Heidi Schewel, public affairs specialist with the U.S. Forest Service.

The discussion is free. Reserve your seat at