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Tucson monsoon: July's lightning totals

Tucson monsoon: July's lightning totals

It might look like a lost piece of art by Jackson Pollock, but this colorful map actually shows data. Specifically, it shows the location of every lightning strike from July 2012.

August 09, 2012 12:38 pm Photos

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Tucson monsoon: Sunday's lively lightning

Tucson monsoon: Sunday's lively lightning

Lightning seemed to dominate the Tucson landscape last night. That's why today I contacted local lightning expert Ron Holle to find out more about it.

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Tucson monsoon: A look at Tuesday's lightning

Tucson monsoon: A look at Tuesday's lightning

Tucson's resident lightning expert Ron Holle of VAISALA provided the Star with a map that shows the location of Tuesday's 1,484 cloud-to-ground lightning flashes during the early evening.

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Safety fair on Tucson's east side

A Monsoon Safety Awareness Week Safety Fair is taking place today from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Park Place, 5870 E. Broadway.

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Tucson monsoon: Meet safety experts today at Park Place

A group of local safety organizations — including Tucson Electric Power, VAISALA, the American Red Cross, U.S. Forest Service, Pima County Regional Flood Control District, Southern Arizona Rescue Association, and fire departments from throughout the area — will be part of a safety fair from …

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Tucson monsoon: Why does it begin Friday?

Tucson monsoon: Why does it begin Friday?

Typically, Tucson will receive its first monsoon rainfall near July 3 — almost three weeks after the season's official start date, which is this Friday, June 15. So, what's the rush?

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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.

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