June 2

Today should be sunny with highs of 102 degrees and lows of 69. Humidity will be around 10%.

Last year on this date the maximum was 101 and the minimum was 70. Fifty years ago the maximum was 92 and the minimum was 69.

The record for this date is 108, which occurred in 2014, and the normal high is 98 degrees.

On this date in 1956, a devil of dust left devastation in its wake in Tucson. From the Arizona Daily Star, June 3, 1956:

Dust-Devil lifts Tucsonan into the air

Baby Tornado rips the roof of the warehouse and scatters tons of steel on 3 cars

By Dean Prichard

A dust devil with the punch of a tornado plunged through Tucson yesterday afternoon and slammed down tons of corrugated iron roofing along N. 5th Avenue at E. 7th Street.

A new car was buried and two other cars damaged.

Nearly half a steel and beam roof block was ripped from the Arizona Lumber and Supply Co.

A pedestrian was lifted four inches from the sidewalk.

“I managed to catch iron bars on a store window as I zoomed up or I might have ended up in the sky,” said Clifford Young, 2237 N. Ralph Ave. “It was terrifying…the funniest feeling, like I had no weight and was nothing.”

Damage to the logging company’s warehouse was estimated at several thousand dollars.

The entire roof was lifted into the sky ─ along with a dark mass of boxes, cans, signs, grass and miscellaneous items ─ and poured over the normally busy intersection.

Half a dozen billboard-sized sections of steel were hurled against Oliver Drachman’s cleaning plant, half a block across the intersection.

Miraculously, according to the police, no one was injured. The three damaged cars were parked and empty. No one was walking along either street at or near the intersection.

Dozens of nearby witnesses said the dust devil entered with the roar of a locomotive, striking with a deafening metallic sound.

Two blocks northwest, a whirlwind finger raked the corrugated iron roof of a laundromat on 6th Street E, half a block west of 6th Avenue N.

A 20-foot-long piece of metal was neatly wrapped around the top of a utility pole. Another leaf cut two power lines, leaving them hanging dangerously.

Ownership of the new car buried under 100ft metal roofing strips was undetermined late yesterday. Police said it would be up to the logging company to call in demolition crews to remove the debris.

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June 1

Today should be sunny with a high of around 99 degrees with 21% humidity. The dew point is 36 degrees and the nighttime low should be around 65 degrees.

Last year on this date the maximum was 100 degrees and the minimum was 68. Fifty years ago the maximum was 90 degrees and the minimum was 56.

The record for this date is 107, which occurred in 2012. The normal high is 98 degrees.

May 31st

Today’s high is expected to be 99 degrees, with humidity at 13%. The dew point is 26 degrees. Overnight low is forecast at 64 degrees.

Last year on this date, the maximum was 98 degrees and the minimum was 70. Fifty years ago on this date, the maximum was 87 degrees and the minimum was 63.

The record for this date is 107, which occurred in 2002.

Johanna Eubank is a digital producer for the Arizona Daily Star and tucson.com. She has been with the Star in various capacities since 1991.