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Tucson Heat

Tucson ties heat-wave record

Tucson hit 100 degrees Tuesday - tying the city's record for a streak of 39 days of 100 degrees or higher.

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Rain in forecast, but not relief

Rain in forecast, but not relief

A fountain in a water park offered some relief for Hayden Slykhuis, 4, as the high in Las Vegas hit 115 on Saturday. Sunday was no better, with an excessive-heat warning in force until nearly midnight.

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Rain in forecast, but not relief

Rain in forecast, but not relief

June 2013. It's in the book.

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Monsoon arrives in Tucson with bang

Monsoon arrives in Tucson with bang

A wildfire burns in the Santa Catalina Mountains after Sunday's monsoon. The fire, west of milepost 8 on Catalina Highway in an area known as Prison Camp, was probably sparked by lightning, according to Heidi Schewel, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Forest Service.

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Monsoon arrives in Tucson with bang

Monsoon arrives in Tucson with bang

Cathi Thompson watches from the side of the road as a 40-acre wildfire burns in the Catalinas. The fire, in the background, could be seen from the Catalina Highway.

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Monsoon arrives in Tucson with bang

Monsoon arrives in Tucson with bang

Lightning during Sunday's monsoon flashes over the southwest side near West Valencia Road and South Cardinal Avenue.

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Monsoon hits Tucson with a bang

Monsoon hits Tucson with a bang

A monsoon storm roared in unexpectedly Sunday evening capping off a month of triple-digit temperatures.

July 01, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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90-degree temps hit Tucson weeks early

90-degree temps hit Tucson weeks early

The heat is on in Tucson with the first 90-degree day coming Thursday, weeks ahead of normal:

March 15, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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90-degree temps hit Tucson weeks early

90-degree temps hit Tucson weeks early

As if Thursday's record high of 92 degrees weren't enough, softball coach Mark Nielson had to eat the dust at Jesse Owens Park. He was getting the field ready for practice as his team, After Shock, a 10-and-under girls team, prepared for its first game.

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90-degree temps hit Tucson weeks early

90-degree temps hit Tucson weeks early

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Heat safety in spotlight as AZ probes worker death

For most people, staying indoors during the searing summer heat is the best strategy for avoiding heat-related illness.

June 23, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Record 107 just a prelude to the scorching season

Record 107 just a prelude to the scorching season

It was hot enough even in the shade on Friday, but Emery Martinez had only a wisp of branches and cloth to protect him from the sun as he cut tomatoes to top frybread at a food stand outside Mission San Xavier del Bac south of the city.

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Record 107 just a prelude to the scorching season

Record 107 just a prelude to the scorching season

Pat Harmon and her husband, Joe, got an early start Friday cleaning up their front yard and trimming bushes in an effort to finish before the day got too hot.

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Record 107 just a prelude to the scorching season

Record 107 just a prelude to the scorching season

Anyone who spent time outside Friday afternoon probably knew this: Tucson broke the record for high temperature.

June 02, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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