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Thunderstorms hit Tucson valley

11 Tucson-area high school football games affected.

September 12, 2014 10:30 pmLoading…
Tucson sunset

Tucson sunset

A thunderhead is seen at sunset over Tucson, Ariz., in October.

August 02, 2014 5:14 pm
Tucson lightning

Tucson lightning

Father Eusebio Francisco Kino statue on Kino Parkway gets illuminated by a monsoon storm on Aug. 23, 2003.

June 19, 2014 3:24 pm
Tucson lightning

Tucson lightning

Lightning strikes over top of Tucson Greyhound Park on 37th Street in Tucson, Ariz., on July 24, 2003.

June 19, 2014 3:24 pm
Tucson lightning

Tucson lightning

Lightning strikes over top of Tucson Greyhound Park on 37th Street in Tucson, Ariz., on July 24, 2003.

June 19, 2014 3:24 pm
Tucson lightning

Tucson lightning

Lightning strikes a hillside on the west side of Tucson, Ariz., on June 29, 2006.

June 19, 2014 3:25 pm
Monsoon could be wetter than normal

Monsoon could be wetter than normal

The monsoon — Tucson’s summer rainy season — begins Sunday, and here’s a splash of good news for our drought-stricken area: Weather experts say we could see more rain than normal.

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Wildfire near Elgin now 65 percent contained

Wildfire near Elgin now 65 percent contained

A fast-moving wildfire ignited by a lightning strike Saturday afternoon on ranch land near Elgin, about 55 miles southeast of Tucson, is now 65 percent contained.

April 20, 2014 12:00 pm

Lightning starts fire at northwest side house

Lightning started a house on fire Monday afternoon northwest of the city, authorities said.

August 26, 2013 7:35 pmLoading…

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.

August 20, 2013 6:18 pmLoading…

2 killed when lightning hits Arizona scenic overlook

FREDONIA, Ariz. — Two people were killed and a teenage boy injured when lightning struck near a scenic overlook in northern Arizona.

July 24, 2013 2:21 pmLoading…
Interactive quiz: Lightning

Interactive quiz: Lightning

April 24, 2013 5:22 pmLoading…
Rainfall was just average - but hey, we'll take it

Rainfall was just average - but hey, we'll take it

This summer's monsoon seemed like a return to the good old days, even though rain totals were simply average throughout most of the Tucson region.

September 30, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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A showstopper, each and every time

A showstopper, each and every time

Lightning dancing through the sky over Saguaro National Park West.

August 23, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
A showstopper, each and every time

A showstopper, each and every time

By now it’s something we Tucsonans could be blasé about, yet it still grabs our attention without fail: a spectacular seasonal light show, this time sending lightning dancing through the sky over Saguaro National Park West. Tucson woke up to an unusual morning storm Wednesday that dumped rai…

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Tucson monsoon: July's lightning totals

Tucson monsoon: July's lightning totals

It might look like a lost piece of art by Jackson Pollock, but this colorful map actually shows data. Specifically, it shows the location of every lightning strike from July 2012.

August 09, 2012 12:38 pm Photos

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Tucson monsoon: Sunday's lively lightning

Tucson monsoon: Sunday's lively lightning

Lightning seemed to dominate the Tucson landscape last night. That's why today I contacted local lightning expert Ron Holle to find out more about it.

August 06, 2012 5:00 pmLoading…

Storm warning lifted for western Pima County

A thunderstorm warning has been lifted for western Pima County, west of Sells.

July 22, 2012 1:49 pmLoading…

Fitz Blog: Stormy weather

     This week a storm knocked out power down at City Hall and the entire Tucson City Council ended up being trapped on an escalator until they were rescued by the Tucson Fire department. Captain Martin Smith said,' It was pandemonium when we got in there. We could see them all huddled toget…

July 16, 2012 1:36 pmLoading…
Tucson monsoon: A look at Tuesday's lightning

Tucson monsoon: A look at Tuesday's lightning

Tucson's resident lightning expert Ron Holle of VAISALA provided the Star with a map that shows the location of Tuesday's 1,484 cloud-to-ground lightning flashes during the early evening.

July 11, 2012 11:45 am Video Related Loading…

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