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What to do about your neighborhood's monsoon mess

What to do about your neighborhood's monsoon mess

If monsoon thunderstorms have left your Tucson neighborhood a haven for broken tree limbs, fallen palm fronds and other debris, then consider the Neighborhood Clean-Up Program from the city of Tucson.

August 22, 2011 3:20 pmLoading…
Two months into monsoon: Where the rain has fallen around Tucson

Two months into monsoon: Where the rain has fallen around Tucson

We're 37 days into the 108-day monsoon, and here's an update on how much rainfall we've seen around Tucson.

August 15, 2011 12:15 pmLoading…

July was 16th-hottest ever in Tucson; we'll flip a coin for August

July was hot - just as you might have expected. The National Weather Service's Tucson Weather Forecast Office recapped the month in a report released Monday. Here's how July breaks down:

August 02, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson: Where the most, least rain has fallen this monsoon

Tucson: Where the most, least rain has fallen this monsoon

We're 37 days into the 108-day monsoon, and here's an update on how much rainfall we've seen around Tucson.

July 22, 2011 12:15 pmLoading…
Monsoon returns: Here are Sunday's rainfall totals around Tucson

Monsoon returns: Here are Sunday's rainfall totals around Tucson

A trickle, a trace, just enough to tickle your face, that's how much rain we had in Tucson yesterday.

July 18, 2011 10:24 amLoading…
A look at the 'bursts' and 'breaks' of the Arizona monsoon

A look at the 'bursts' and 'breaks' of the Arizona monsoon

As this week's weather pattern in Tucson reveals, monsoon's rains are not constant. Instead, these thunderstorms occur in a pattern of bursts and breaks. This graphic explains how it works.

July 14, 2011 5:58 pmLoading…
Good news, bad news about our monsoon rainfall this far in Tucson

Good news, bad news about our monsoon rainfall this far in Tucson

First, the good news, Tucson.

July 08, 2011 2:14 pmLoading…
Wednesday at noon: Chat with lightning expert Ron Holle

Wednesday at noon: Chat with lightning expert Ron Holle

One of my favorite parts of the summer monsoon is watching lightning streak across the desert sky. Little did I know, lightning experts also flock here to study these sky shows.

June 28, 2011 6:30 pm Related Loading…
Happy first day of monsoon! Wait, is it really?

Happy first day of monsoon! Wait, is it really?

So, you probably already know monsoon is a season. In the past, this season was ushered in based on the dew-point data: Have three days in a row at average dew point of 54 degrees or higher? Well, then monsoon started on the first of those three days.

June 15, 2011 6:15 pmLoading…
Bloom night watch 2011: Buds are in 'stall' phase

Bloom night watch 2011: Buds are in 'stall' phase

One of the highlights of monsoon is the annual bloom night of the cereus cactus, Peniocereus greggii, better known as "Queen of the Night." Tohono Chul Park, which has the largest private collection of this cactus in the United States, keeps us all updated on when this special night will happen.

June 14, 2011 11:30 am Related Loading…
Wednesday at noon: Chat with weather expert Chuck George

Wednesday at noon: Chat with weather expert Chuck George

Monsoon officially begins tomorrow. To mark the occasion, KOLD News 13 Chief Meteorologist Chuck George will join us at noon for the first in a series of chats with weather experts. Come discuss the weather every Wednesday for the rest of June.

June 13, 2011 4:45 pm Related Loading…

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