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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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Heavy rains hit the Dove Mountain area

Heavy rains hit the Dove Mountain area

Heavy rain also fell over parts of central Tucson.

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Tucson sunset

Tucson sunset

After a July downpour that dropped 1.5 inches of rain in various spot of Tucson, the sun sets with a dramatic glow framed by Saguaro and Mesquite trees as shown from Corona de Tucson looking west on July 8, 2004.

August 02, 2014 5:13 pm
Sinkholes pose hazard along The Loop

Sinkholes pose hazard along The Loop

Sinkholes have formed along a segment of the popular Loop trail.

July 25, 2014 12:00 am 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.

July 24, 2014 3:45 pmLoading…
Severe storms reported west of Tucson

Severe storms reported west of Tucson

Up to 1 inch of rain possible with storms.

July 08, 2014 5:12 pmLoading…
Tucson lightning

Tucson lightning

Lightning strikes the Rincon mountains during an early evening thunderstorm on July 16, 2005 in Tucson, Ariz.

June 19, 2014 3:26 pm
Second warmest February on record in Tucson

Second warmest February on record in Tucson

The month of February — perhaps trying to make up for 2013, when it brought snow to Tucso n — served up balmy, springlike weather this year.

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Rose Canyon Lake level low, waiting on runoff

Rose Canyon Lake level low, waiting on runoff

Water levels at popular Rose Canyon Lake north of Tucson are about 2 feet below normal — and the lake won’t refill until rain and snowmelt come to the rescue.

February 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Dry winter brings wildfire fears in S. Arizona

The warm, dry winter — with a lack of normal rain and snowfall — has primed Southeastern Arizona for potentially widespread wildfires this year, say national forest and parks officials.

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Wildflowers in Tucson could flourish

Wildflowers in Tucson could flourish

Wildflowers in the desert around Tucson could still come through with a “pretty good” spring bloom, even though the city has received a paltry 0.01 inch of rain so far this year, flower experts say.

February 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson's plunging temperatures might require a light sweater

Tucson's plunging temperatures might require a light sweater

After the third warmest January on record, 60-degree days could be a shock.

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Southwest wildflowers

Southwest wildflowers

Poppies are beginning to appear promising a colorful spring like these along Arizona 86 near Kitt Peak on Monday, January 19, 2005. Photo by Ron Medvescek/Arizona Daily Star.

January 21, 2014 6:28 pm
Recent rains could benefit spring bloom

Recent rains could benefit spring bloom

Deep-soaking rains across Southern Arizona over the weekend were a “triggering” event for a possibly bountiful wildflower bloom next spring.

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Possible El Tour de Tucson detours to be decided at 5 a.m.

This year's El Tour de Tucson will not set any speed records.

November 22, 2013 4:37 pmLoading…
El Tour de Tucson final route change decision at 5 a.m.

El Tour de Tucson final route change decision at 5 a.m.

The El Tour de Tucson officials are considering an alternate route for at least a portion of the race due to mounting concerns about flooding near the Sabino Canyon area.

November 22, 2013 3:45 pmLoading…
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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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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