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Record Low in Tucson for February ~ with Saguaro

Record Low with Saguaro: Mike in Tucson, AZ mortgage lender

~ Record Low with Saguaro ~

Tucson Mountain Park

Last night the temperature hit an all-time low (for February) of 15 degrees in Tucson.  Two people died of exposure.  Mother Nature is unpredictable and unforgiving at times.  Southwest Gas announced a Civil Emergency as it ran out of natural gas in parts of Tucson and Sierra Vista.  14,000 homes are without heat, and service is not likely to be restored for three days.  Thousands of homes experienced water damage as unprotected pipes burst.

This saguaro is unperturbed by the human drama.  It endured the cold, as it has for more than 100 years, and smiled this morning at the sun.  It may be bitterly cold, but the desert is still a thing of beauty.

 

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Comment balloon 14 commentsMike Jones • February 04 2011 11:22PM

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OK We got hit hit houston by record lows and freezing rain... SO WHAT!!! Nice pic of the cactus..

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) over 9 years ago

Pretty incredible temps, huh?  I'm still watching the news from back home and they had it even worse.  My wonderful parents (in El Paso, Tx) told me they got down to about 3 last night, not counting the wind chill up on the mountain.

Thankfully, we didn't lose water/gas/electricity.  However, I did stock up on water just in case I woke up with none - gotta have that morning cup!!

Posted by Emmary Simpson, Serving Las Cruces, NM (Las Cruces Homes and Land) over 9 years ago

Em,

I hope all is well with your folks in El Paso.  You have a good night.

Bob,

We have family in Houston.  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 9 years ago

Mike, this just might be the night when you get to see icicles on a cactus.  What a scary thought.

There are some nights here when we wish it would be as "warm" as what you are calling "cold."  Brrrr

Posted by Carolyn Kolba, Keller Williams Realty- Mentor, Ohio (Serving Mentor, and all of Lake County, Ohio) over 9 years ago

Mike

What a beautiful photo. Such a contrast from the news about the cold. It seems like there are many records being broker around the country this winter.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) over 9 years ago

Beautiful, as always, Mike. 

Posted by Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739 (Dominion Fine Properties) over 9 years ago

Mike, Wow, that is really cold. But I agree the desert is always beautiful and that is a great photo of the Saguaro cactus.

Posted by Gary Coles (International Referrals), Latin America Real Estate (Venture Realty International) over 9 years ago

Saw this one on Facebook; hope you aren't still in the teens like we are.

Posted by Teral McDowell (Referral Patners LLC) over 9 years ago

Teral,

It's 31 at 6:30 a.m. this morning.  I just googled "current temp plano tx" and it's 19 degrees for you.  Stay warm!

Gary,

Thanks for stopping by to comment, and thanks again for the phone call this afternoon.  See you on your blog.

Juli,

Thanks!  (I haven't forgotten about the Meme...)

Jeff,

It's cold all across the country!

Carolyn,

It's all relative, isn't it?  Fairbanks AK prays for weather as warm as the teens this time of year!  I know it's cold by you too.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 9 years ago

Good morning Mike,

It looks like Mother Nature is taking her wrath out on many people all over the US this year.  I hope that those without heat will be getting it back sooner than expected.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) over 9 years ago

Mike

Thanks for sharing an outstanding photo, it brings back the memory's of visiting the park.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 9 years ago

Mike another beauty.  Sorry to hear it has been a bit cold in your area, the truth is I would welcome your weather. 

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) over 9 years ago

Mike - that global warming is really kicking our but this year, and it's hard to understand how the country with the largest supply of natural gas is the world would have areas that run out in the winter. Just one of those things where somebody missed on their estimates, and thousands of people pay for it.

Posted by Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc (Benchmark Realty LLc) over 9 years ago

Mike that is astounding.  So many strange weather patterns.  HOpe you get normal temps. back.

Posted by Pat Laracy Baker, Pat Baker Dream Home Maker (Realty Executives Boston West) over 9 years ago

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