A thunderhead is seen at sunset over Tucson, Ariz., in October.
MIAMI — Before the season started, a poll suggested the Miami Heat was the overwhelming favorite to win the NBA title, collecting a whopping 76 percent of ballots cast.
Scorching days. Deep-freezing nights. Withering drought. Torrential rains. Snow in the desert.
W Boutique sells this cool Chan Luu viscose scarf for $145.
Shelly Stewart, jewelry designer and executive board member of the Tucson Ladies Council, models earrings of her own design and a a Haute Hippie silk dress, $545 at W Boutique.
Noa tunic,$96, Brooklyn sweater, $154, floral scarf, $80, and leggings, $54, at Bryn Walker.
Franci top, $76, and cotton gauze drape skirt, $84, at Bryn Walker.
Just because it's seventh-circle-of-hell hot doesn't mean you can't look cool - even if you don't feel it.
Mia shirt, $96, with linen asymmetrical pant, $108, from Bryn Walker at Casas Adobes.
The bamboo-cotton three-quarter-sleeve shirt from Enclave Tucson by local designer Kenneth Armstrong sells for $35.
The Star's Doug Kreutz finds at least a few plants who aren't wilting in the sweltering summer heat.
Diagram of how a portable fire shelter, used by firefighters fighting wildfires, work. MCT 2013With BC-ARIZONA-FIREFIGHTERS-1ST-LEDE:LA, Los Angeles Times by Cindy Carcamo and Matt Pearce
In this file photo from June, Kris Nay gets an earful from Donna Gomes as she ambushes him with a hose during the weekly car wash for the Church on the Street, at JPR Gasco, 3002 S. Sixth Ave. Tucson marked 39 days of temperatures of 100 degrees or higher Tuesday.
Tucson continued its slow, blistering march toward the record books Friday with another triple-digit day.
Welcome to the first day of Tucson's monsoon. It'll probably be hotter today than it was Friday. But the National Weather Service says there is a teeny, tiny chance of rain.
Carlos Garcia says he intended to start doing yard work at 9 a.m. Friday to try and beat the heat, but didn't get started until 11 - and by then, well, we all know how he suffered. He was doing a favor for an elderly woman who lives near Second Avenue and Delano Street.
Dog days of summer here in the Old Pueblo have hit with a vengeance. As if part of some masochistic ritual, we obsessively listen to the daily weather report in the hope of hearing a news flash about an upcoming cold snap.
How hot is it? It's so hot the Sabino Canyon glacier is receding. It's so hot my evaporative cooler evaporated. It's so hot all of the Eskimos left town. It’s so hot I couldn’t think of any more jokes so I asked my Facebook friends,”how hot is it?”
INDIANAPOLIS - Miami put LeBron James right in the middle of the action Sunday night, and this time, the Indiana Pacers didn't have an answer for him or his Heat teammates.
Miami's LeBron James goes up against Indiana's Paul George. James led the Heat with 22 points.