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2018 was Tucson’s 4th warmest, 28th wettest year on record

TUCSON – For the 20th consecutive year, the Old Pueblo finished with an average temperature running warmer than normal.

With an average temperature of 71.8°, 2018 was the 4th warmest year on record for Tucson. Last year featured 71 days at or above 100°, with the hottest temperature being 112° on July 24th. This marked the first time since 2009 that Tucson recorded its yearly high in the month of July.

Courtesy: NWS Tucson

Tucson finished 2018 with 13.44″ rain, marking the 28th wettest year on record. Last year was the wettest for the Old Pueblo since 1998, thanks in part to seven new daily rainfall records, the 5th wettest October ever recorded and 7.02″ of Monsoon rainfall.

Courtesy: NWS Tucson

Half of the months last year finished with above average rainfall at Tucson International Airport.

Click here for a complete 2018 climate recap, compiled by the National Weather Service Tucson.

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