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Lightning strikes as a monsoon sweeps toward north Phoenix Sunday night, July 16, 2017. Strong stor...
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Know what to do during 2019 Arizona monsoon season

Arizona's unpredictable monsoon season officially begins Saturday. Emergency personnel have tips to that should help keeper you prepared and safe for the coming weeks of storms.
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Phoenix ties daily heat record set over 4 decades ago at 112 degrees

Phoenix tied its daily heat record at 112 degrees Wednesday, a peak temperature that hasn't been broken since 1974, according to the National Weather Service.
4 years ago
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In case you wondered, triple digits coming back to Phoenix area

Some may think Phoenix is in for a mild summer due to recent cool temperatures, but a National Weather Service meteorologist says this isn't the case. 
4 years ago
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Arizona snow continues through New Year’s, expected in Tucson overnight

The snowfall was expected to move south, with predictions of up to 2 inches in Tucson starting Tuesday night and up to 6 inches in other areas.
4 years ago
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New Year’s Eve delivers rain, snow and road closures throughout Arizona

According to the National Weather Service, the potential for snow flurries will continue through northern parts of the Phoenix area through the evening.
4 years ago
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ADEQ warns bad air quality coming to Valley early this holiday season

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality said smoke in Valley air exceeded health standards on Thanksgiving Day, the earliest occurrence since the department started keeping record in 2010.
4 years ago
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Tornado touches down near I-40 in Northern Arizona

A tornado touched down just off the I-40 near Two Guns in Northern Arizona on Sunday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in Flagstaff.
4 years ago
In this Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016 photo provided by Brody McMahan, a storm is seen over downtown Phoeni...
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Experts predicting above-average precipitation for Arizona this fall

The National Weather Service said it is predicting above-average levels of precipitation for Arizona and the Southwest this fall.
4 years ago
A motor grader clears debris from a flooded street Friday, Aug. 24, 2018 in Phoenix that was overru...
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Phoenix is 22 percent ahead of 30-year monsoon rainfall average

This year's monsoon season has dumped 2.2 inches of rain on Phoenix as of Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.
4 years ago
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Excessive heat warning issued with Phoenix highs soaring into 100s

The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning for the Phoenix area for Sunday, with forecasts calling for the hottest temperatures the area has seen this year.
5 years ago
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Thanks, nature! Arizona takes big step away from drought

Thanks to recent rain, Arizona is not experiencing extreme or exceptional drought for the first time in years, the National Weather Service said.
7 years ago
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Under the sun: Metro Phoenix to hit 100 days of 100-degree heat

The Valley is expected to experience another 100-degree temperature day for the 100th time this year, according to the National Weather Service.
7 years ago
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Despite uptick in showers, Phoenix seeing average monsoon season

PHOENIX — It may feel like it has rained more this summer than in years past, but the National Weather Service said Phoenix is sitting right where it was expected to be about halfway through the monsoon season. Charlotte Dewey with the weather service said Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has received 1.5 inches of […]
7 years ago
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Summer snow turns Wyoming mountains into winter wonderland

The middle of summer looked like the middle of winter in the mountains of western Wyoming.
7 years ago
Two fire fighting helicopters pass near each other over Willow Creek Canyon as a wildfire continues...
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Northern California wildfire contained after jumping line

Fire crews stopped the progress of a fire that jumped a containment line east of California's Napa Valley, prompting the mandatory evacuation of more than 200 people from their homes.
7 years ago
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Northern California wildfire jumps line, forces evacuations

More than 200 people were ordered from their homes Tuesday when a wildfire jumped a containment line east of California's Napa Valley wine country in one of several blazes burning across the state.
7 years ago
People gather during a candlelight vigil and paper balloon release at Jupiter Inlet Park, Monday, J...
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Missing teens strayed from planned route into open ocean

Two teens whose lives were intertwined with the sea remained lost in the Atlantic on Tuesday, as their families and authorities tried to maintain hope against the fading odds of their survival.
7 years ago
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Snow strikes high elevations of western Wyoming in July

The middle of summer looked like the middle of winter in the mountains of western Wyoming.
7 years ago
Robert A. Raczka uses a stick on top of this dirt-covered snow “glacier” that still has...
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Snow piles from record-breaking Buffalo storm still melting

People from Buffalo hear it all year -- over the phone or while traveling: "Buffalo? Got snow there?"
7 years ago
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1 count thrown out, 2 upheld in Katrina burned body case

A federal appeals court has refused to grant a new trial to a former New Orleans police officer convicted for burning the body of a man shot to death by another officer after Hurricane Katrina.
7 years ago
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Few clues emerge on fate of teens missing on fishing trip

Rescuers endured a fourth night of an anxious search for two young Floridians born and bred as boaters who went missing on the high seas.
7 years ago
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Number of wildfires in California up, but damage is smaller

California has seen more wildfires so far this year, but the acreage burned is smaller thanks to favorable weather and more firefighters who can quickly be dispatched to corral flames, fire officials say.
7 years ago
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Worldwide strengthening El Nino giveth and taketh away

In California, they're counting on it to end an historic drought; in Peru, they've already declared a pre-emptive emergency to prepare for devastating flooding. It's both an economic stimulus and a recession-maker. And it's likely to increase the price of coffee, chocolate and sugar.
7 years ago
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Half of Columbia River sockeye salmon dying due to hot water

More than a quarter million sockeye salmon returning from the ocean to spawn are either dead or dying in the Columbia River and its tributaries due to warming water temperatures.
7 years ago