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The monsoon — Tucson’s summer rainy season — begins Sunday, and here’s a splash of good news for our drought-stricken area: Weather experts sa…

  • Doug Kreutz Arizona Daily Star

Forest fire experts usually base part of their annual fire outlook on whether the dominant weather pattern is the so-called El Niño or the opp…


Despite several gully washers during the rainy season, Tucson received only 7.66 inches of rainfall this year, which is one reason for the heat.

  • Doug Kreutz Arizona Daily Star

We're all too familiar with heat in these parts - but now we must warm up to the idea that 2012 is likely to tie the mark for the hottest year…

  • Doug Kreutz Arizona Daily Star

Here's the official outlook for monsoon moisture in the Tucson area this summer: Who knows?