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Report: Southwest faces increased threat from drought, wildfires and heat

Report: Southwest faces increased threat from drought, wildfires and heat

Temperatures in the Southwest are rising faster compared to those of the U.S. as a whole, a new White House report ion climate shows.

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Photos: Beating the heat wave

Photos: Beating the heat wave

The oppressively hot weather in the Northeast has surprised meteorologists: It's moving backward across America, something that rarely happens. Normally U.S. weather systems move west to east. The western Atlantic high pressure system behind the hot dry weather started moving east to west l…

July 18, 2013 4:18 pm Photos

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Video: Record stretch of 100-plus-degree days contniues in Tucson

Video: Record stretch of 100-plus-degree days contniues in Tucson

The Star's Doug Kreutz finds at least a few plants who aren't wilting in the sweltering summer heat.

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Rain in forecast, but not relief

Rain in forecast, but not relief

A fountain in a water park offered some relief for Hayden Slykhuis, 4, as the high in Las Vegas hit 115 on Saturday. Sunday was no better, with an excessive-heat warning in force until nearly midnight.

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Rain in forecast, but not relief

Rain in forecast, but not relief

June 2013. It's in the book.

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Monsoon arrives in Tucson with bang

Monsoon arrives in Tucson with bang

A wildfire burns in the Santa Catalina Mountains after Sunday's monsoon. The fire, west of milepost 8 on Catalina Highway in an area known as Prison Camp, was probably sparked by lightning, according to Heidi Schewel, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Forest Service.

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Monsoon arrives in Tucson with bang

Monsoon arrives in Tucson with bang

Cathi Thompson watches from the side of the road as a 40-acre wildfire burns in the Catalinas. The fire, in the background, could be seen from the Catalina Highway.

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Monsoon arrives in Tucson with bang

Monsoon arrives in Tucson with bang

Lightning during Sunday's monsoon flashes over the southwest side near West Valencia Road and South Cardinal Avenue.

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Monsoon hits Tucson with a bang

Monsoon hits Tucson with a bang

A monsoon storm roared in unexpectedly Sunday evening capping off a month of triple-digit temperatures.

July 01, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson high hits 106; hotter this weekend

Tucson hit 106 degrees today, extending to 27 days — or all of June — that the mercury has sizzled to triple digits.

June 27, 2013 12:28 pm Related

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Heat advisory today in Tucson

It’s hot out there.

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