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Thunderstorm drops up to 2 inches of rain on city and on Mount Lemmon

A thunderstorm swept through the Tucson area Tuesday afternoon dropping up to 2 inches of rain on the city's southwest side and on Mount Lemmon.

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One foot of water can sweep away cars, authorities warn

One foot of water can sweep away cars, authorities warn

Barbara Santa Maria and her nephew, Raul Benitez, 9, find a puddle on East Michigan Drive just perfect for a little post-storm horseplay. But downpours such as Saturday's are also a real threat to unwary motorists, children and others.

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One foot of water can sweep away cars, authorities warn

One foot of water can sweep away cars, authorities warn

Debris like this tattered mattress in the Rillito River bed could knock down someone trying to escape the current generated by one of our summer thunderstorms.

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One foot of water can sweep away cars, authorities warn

One foot of water can sweep away cars, authorities warn

A monsoon storm can cool down a desert afternoon and create shallow puddles just right for splashing.

July 15, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Weather Service launches Tucson smartphone disaster alerts

Weather Service launches Tucson smartphone disaster alerts

If you're wondering whether a weather disaster is about to hit, you may be better off looking down at your smartphone screen than up at the sky. As part of a government system that rolled out in Tucson on Thursday, the National Weather Service sends critical warnings via text message to smar…

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