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106 Degrees in Tucson? Don't Feel Sorry For Us!

Mike in Tucson: Sky Islands

Sunday, June 27, 2010 ~  Family on the east coast called to say how bad they felt for us here in Tucson.  The National Weather Service showed that the high today was 106 degrees!  Just imagine how hot that is!

Actually, this afternoon found us driving up the Catalina Highway into the Santa Catalina Mountains.  Destination?  Mt. Lemmon ~ just 20-some miles away.  We had plans for a picnic supper high in the Sky Island that borders us to the north of town.

The temperature at our picnic table was a cool 68 degrees at elevation 8,300.  Tucson was far below us.  In the car on the way home, my Darlin' put the heat on just a little to take off the chill.

Mike in Tucson: View of Tucson from the Catalina Highway, half way to Summer Haven

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Comment balloon 23 commentsMike Jones • June 28 2010 01:21AM

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Wow what an amazing photo. I have never been there but I guess that would be true. Just head for the mountains and the temps drop. Sounds like you had the perfect day.

Posted by Sheryl Hartley-Piskuric, CSP, Real Estate Market (Koehler Bortnick Team ReeceNichols) over 10 years ago

As we in Az like to say "It's a dry heat"

Posted by Wade Kawahara (Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC) over 10 years ago

I love it here!  Bring on the sun.  Just so long as we get our required summer and winter rains!  Gorgeous photo - everything looks cool and beckoning.

Posted by Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY (Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ) over 10 years ago

It's 10:30pm and 102 degrees in Surprise.  BUT...it is a dry heat and I love it! 

Thank you for allowing us to use your pictures.

Posted by Sun City Grand Homes Surprise AZ Real Estate Leolinda Bowers Designated Broker Leolinda Realty, Sun City Grand in Surprise Arizona (Leolinda Realty) over 10 years ago

Nice vista Mike. It was 95 here yesterday - hot and muggy... 

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Yes, I remember the days when we just ran up the mountain to cool off.  It was wonderful!!  It was roll down the windows time!!  Beautiful shot!

Posted by Doreen McPherson, Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~ (Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe) over 10 years ago

Sounds like you had a nice day....and it's great to have the option of just getting to the elevation to cool off.  Wish we had a way to "turn off" the humidity. 

Posted by Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. (Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc.) over 10 years ago

Very nice from you about your pics and a great way to spread the beauty of your state. . .

Posted by Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA (Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001) over 10 years ago

Mike,

I love it!

When I couldn't be immersed is a lonesome cove at Lake Mead our second choice was mountains.

Bill

 

(It is in deed a small world.)

Posted by William J. Archambault, Jr. (The Real Estate Investment Institute ) over 10 years ago

Hi Mike, what a spectacular photo.  I live in St. George Utah and love the dry heat we have here.  We drive up to Pine Valley which is about 45 minutes north of here to cool off. 

Posted by Erika Rogers, St George Utah Real Estate & Relocation Specialist (Red Rock Real Estate ~ Southern Utah's Largest Independent Brokerage) over 10 years ago

WOw and I thought New York was bad at 92 degrees.. I just love your photos...

Posted by Donna Paul, Long Island Home Specialist,All About Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty Gold Coast) over 10 years ago

Well, you know I don't have any vistas in Ocala but there are horses everywhere so I have no complaints. Enjoyed the photo!

Posted by Susie Blackmon, Ocala, Horses, Western Wear, Horse Farms, Marketing over 10 years ago

Mike, that is quite a contrast!  Beautiful photo! 

Posted by Tony & Darcy Cannon, The C Team (Aubrey and Associates Realty) over 10 years ago

Boy, talk about 2 extremes and it isn't even CHICAGO!  I only thought that wacky weather happened here! 

Posted by Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Real Estate (RE/MAX Suburban) over 10 years ago

Move to L.A.  We are freezing here in the low 70s and haven't seen the sun in I don't know how long.  This is a long June gloom.  I think I'd like the heat right now, but not sure about 106.

Posted by Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services (Home Jane Realty) over 10 years ago

We've been in a real heat wave too.  Wed, through Sunday, it reached 95-100 every day.  Cooler today in the low 90s.

 

 

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) over 10 years ago

From a 106 degree to a very nice 68 all within a short drive.  Now that is saying a lot.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) over 10 years ago

Don,

I forgot to say that there's a ski lift on top!  It's the southerly most ski area in North America.

Lenn,

Our humidity on the valley floor was a stunning 45%.  People complain around here when it gets that humid.

Jane,

Like they say, it's a dry heat.

Lyn,

The town on top is called Summer Haven.  There's a reason...

Tony,

Thanks!!

Susie,

Good luck with the move!

Donna,

Thanks for saying so.

Erika,

I think I could like it where you live.

Bill,

Ginny and I will have to check out Lake Mead one of these days.

Fernando,

Thanks, my friend!

Don,

Consider a trip to Tucson!

Doreen,

You know all about it!  The signs are new, though...

Michael,

I'll bet you enjoyed the AC!

Leolinda,

You're welcome!  (And you're the very first person to mention it.)

Cara,

I had some rain on the windshield this afternoon when driving home.

Wade,

Yes it is!

Sheryl,

Thanks for being the first to comment!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 10 years ago

Mike ... Thanks for this great local post and photo image about your travel to picnic at Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson.  I have visted at Tucson a number of times and have never been to those beautiful mountains.  Best to you.

Posted by Harrison K. Long, REALTOR , GRI, Broker associate, Attorney (HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty) over 10 years ago

Mike - A cool front came in last night, and we a re getting maorning lows in the 60's and highs in the 80's with low humidity. I like it.

Posted by Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc (Benchmark Realty LLc) over 10 years ago

OK, after the last few days, I say it's time for someone to feel sorry for us!  My car said it was 115!

Posted by Doreen McPherson, Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~ (Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe) over 10 years ago

The Arizona climate is truly a miracle... unless, of course, you live in the Phoenix area!

Hope your friends who were at FMC are ok.

Posted by Ann Heitland, Retired from Flagstaff Real Estate Sales (Retired from RE/MAX Peak Properties) over 10 years ago

You guys have that DRY heat - I feel sorry for those living in DC and NYC right now!!! I can't imagine what they are going through - especially those that are older and have no air conditioning!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 10 years ago

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