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A look back at July 4th weather in Tucson

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The monsoon is arriving right on time. Normally monsoon downpours start ramping up in the forecast around Independence Day, and that is what is happening this week. Plus after the 3rd hottest June on record, these storms will keep temperatures from reaching the 100s for most of the area on July 4th.

The forecast highs are a far cry from the warmest July 4th for Tucson, which was 114° in 1989. The record rain total for the city was set just two years ago at 0.78" for the Tucson International Airport. Other parts of the metropolitan area were hit even harder by the rain, including Oro Valley, which had widespread flooding.


Take a look at past July 4th numbers from the Tucson National Weather Service Office.

July 4th weather for Tucson Arizona
Overall records for July 4th
Normal High 102 F
Record High 114 F in 1989
Normal Low 74 F Record Low 59 F in 1935
Normal rainfall 0.04" Record Rainfall 0.78" in 2012
Rainfall, at the official Tucson location, has been recorded 42 times on July 4th
Normals are from 1981-2010 period

July 4th year-by-year breakdown
Year High Low Rainfall
2014 Latest July 4th forecast
2013 106 83 0.00"
2012 86 68 0.78"
2011 101 71 0.44"
2010 99 76 0
2009 96 68 0.31"
2008 102 74 0.01"
2007 110 76 0
2006 99 70 0.42"
2005 107 75 0
2004 100 65 0
2003 107 78 0
2002 100 75 0
2001 105 75 Trace
2000 100 73 0
1999 100 79 Trace
1998 100 79 Trace
1997 106 76 0
1996 101 74 Trace
1995 100 63 0
1994 106 77 0
1993 100 75 0
1992 111 71 0
1991 108 75 0.12"
1990 99 73 Trace
1989 114 73 0
1988 98 81 Trace
1987 107 70 0
1986 91 71 0.15"
1985 107 78 0
1984 103 67 0.07"
1983 106 67 0
1982 96 71 0
1981 104 77 0
1980 107 74 0
1979 100 68 0
1978 104 74 0
1977 97 77 0
1976 103 74 0
1975 94 73 0
1974 100 70 0
1973 105 73 0.06"
1972 106 73 0
1971 101 76 Trace
1970 103 75 Trace
1969 106 75 0
1968 92 74 0.11"
1967 101 76 0
1966 102 79 0
1965 106 76 0
1964 105 82 0
1963 98 75 0
1962 90 71 0.18"
1961 95 64 0
1960 93 68 Trace
1959 95 73 0.02"
1958 101 71 0
1957 108 79 0.12"
1956 100 67 0
1955 104 70 0
1954 102 79 Trace
1953 102 83 Trace
1952 98 77 0.02"
1951 102 74 0
1950 98 73 0.03"
1949 96 71 0.10"
1948 104 69 0
1947 103 74 Trace
1946 96 71 0.02"
1945 100 72 0
1944 103 76 0
1943 102 67 0
1942 104 76 0
1941 107 79 0
1940 110 73 0
1939 97 71 0
1938 95 63 0
1937 102 76 0.04"
1936 106 68 Trace
1935 98 59 0
1934 96 69 0.14"
1933 98 78 0.10"
1932 99 75 0
1931 103 77 0
1930 105 75 0
1929 105 73 0
1928 106 70 0
1927 94 67 0.02"
1926 97 71 0
1925 95 70 0
1924 98 71 0
1923 107 80 0
1922 107 78 0
1921 102 66 0.70"
1920 105 67 0
1919 96 74 0.20"
1918 105 70 0
1917 99 69 0.11"
1916 105 65 0
1915 109 78 0
1914 93 64 0.02"
1913 102 75 0
1912 90 60 0
1911 98 68 0
1910 105 72 0
1909 93 69 0.45"
1908 104 73 0
1907 109 71 0.17"
1906 91 68 0
1905 103 64 0
1904 104 68 0
1903 100 65 0
1902 94 63 0
1901 101 70 0
1900 96 65 0
1899 102 80 0
1898 91 66 0.04"
1897 98 69 0
1896 92 75 0.24"
1895 102 74 0
Historical averages (1895-2013)
-- 101 72 0.04"
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