The Main Stream

Dec 25, 2012 7:13 PM by Erika Flores

Nostalgic memories of Tucson snow 25 years ago

TUCSON-It's been 25 years since the Old Pueblo had a white Christmas.

Around 2.6 inches of snow were recorded that Christmas day.

"We went outside it didn't matter what time of day it was," said Karen Miller, who was a teenager when it snowed.

Miller said it was such a magical moment that just couldn't be ignored.

"You put on any kind of warm clothes you had and you just went outside and played in it," said Miller.

Miller said after seeing that white Christmas, she was inspired to create her own snow especially after having her son.

"It was just so exciting just to see it and to feel that Christmas-like replication of what it should be like," she said.

Now, she shares that snow with everyone who stops by Winterhaven.

A white Christmas in Tucson is such a rarity, before 1987 there was a trace recorded in 1974.

"I just remember actually wearing shorts and a sweatshirt because you weren't expecting the snow for obvious reasons," said Jennifer Haufman, who was a teen in 1987.

She said it was beautiful but fleeting.

The family can only hope another white Christmas will come our way, so that the little ones can see cactus covered in snow.


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