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Monsoon boon: Agua Caliente pond on rise again

Monsoon boon: Agua Caliente pond on rise again

Rain, pumping water and cooler temperatures have helped pond make a comeback.

August 21, 2014 4:00 pm Photos

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'Amazing' puffy skies leave Tucson on cloud nine

'Amazing' puffy skies leave Tucson on cloud nine

Monsoon clouds over Tucson are spectacular — and can tower 11 miles high.

August 18, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Heights of Catalinas looking like a rain forest

Heights of Catalinas looking like a rain forest

Abundant monsoon moisture has left the mountains looking lush and green.

August 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Monsoon started wet only to wane

Monsoon started wet only to wane

Tucson rainfall is below normal for July in an otherwise normal monsoon.

July 31, 2014 3:00 pm Photos

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Saturday looks like a 'prime day' for rain

Saturday looks like a 'prime day' for rain

Weather service sees a decent chance the monsoon will wake up again.

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Fire restrictions to be lifted at forests, parks

Fire restrictions to be lifted at forests, parks

Abundant monsoon rains have led to fire restrictions being lifted.

July 10, 2014 2:00 pm Photos

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Three Sisters gardening for summer monsoons

Three Sisters gardening for summer monsoons

Take a page from native gardeners for optimum success with corn, beans and squash.

July 09, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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Tucson awaits monsoon after third-hottest June

Tucson awaits monsoon after third-hottest June

All but one day last month hit 100 degrees or higher.

July 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Palo verde trees still blooming in June

Palo verde trees still blooming in June

Spring is over, but some palo verde trees are blooming into summer.

June 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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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Beaded with blooms, saguaros may be making up for lost time

Beaded with blooms, saguaros may be making up for lost time

Saguaros are “blooming like gangbusters” this spring — producing far more of their brilliant white blooms than in recent years, plant experts say.

June 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Agua Caliente withers again

Agua Caliente withers again

The drought-stricken main pond at Agua Caliente Park — briefly bolstered by early summer rains — has withered again in the wake of a fizzled monsoon followed by a rainless autumn.

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Monsoon 2013 was wet and wild, but not in central Tucson

Monsoon 2013 was wet and wild, but not in central Tucson

Rainfall totals in Tucson were 61.5 percent of normal.

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Tucson monsoon fizzling out

Tucson monsoon fizzling out

This year’s monsoon has been less than a wet-and-wild wonder, and forecasters say it might be on the verge of fizzling out altogether.

September 14, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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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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TUSD spent $200,000 on storm-damaged school

Storm damage to a south-side elementary school cost TUSD nearly $200,000 to repair.

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Neto's Tucson: I'm not feeling the soggy love for this summer's 'monsoon'

Neto's Tucson: I'm not feeling the soggy love for this summer's 'monsoon'

I'm feelin' blue. While the corpulent white clouds form and collect nearly every afternoon, this summer's rains haven't given us much to cheer about. Even the little rain that has managed to make its way into our water-starved valley has left me unimpressed.

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July's monsoon drenched mountains, border region

July's monsoon drenched mountains, border region

Try though he did to stay dry, this cyclist couldn't protect himself from Friday's rain on North Stone Avenue at Speedway. Still, it was little compared with Douglas, which had its wettest month in history with 10.23 inches.

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