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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.

June 14, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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.

February 10, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson's wacky weather in 2013

Tucson's wacky weather in 2013

Scorching days. Deep-freezing nights. Withering drought. Torrential rains. Snow in the desert.

January 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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.

August 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
July's monsoon drenched mountains, border region

July's monsoon drenched mountains, border region

It was a productive July for monsoon rains in Southern Arizona, particularly atop our mountains and along our southern border.

August 01, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson rainfall 3.74 inches below normal

Into each life some rain must fall - unless you've been living in Tucson in recent months.

November 23, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
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…

August 23, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Storm drenches Tucson, closes several roads

Storm drenches Tucson, closes several roads

A monsoon storm that drenched Tucson caused perilous driving conditions and forced the closure of several streets

July 28, 2012 6:15 pmLoading…

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