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Challenges with predicting the monsoon

A discussion with UA climatologist Michael Crimmins.

Monsoon finally settling in, with more rains to come

The next couple weeks could hold even more promise for summer moisture.

Weather patterns lining up for late-coming monsoon

The Weather Service has forecast thunder and rain storms each day this week.

Will Water Return to Tucson's Washes?

A group hopes to restore running water to the city's watershed.

4 More Weeks of Monsoon, Tucson Has Beaten Normal Rain Totals

Tucson has received more than six inches of rain since the monsoon began, and much of Southern Arizona has surpassed normal totals.

Weather Service: Heavy Flood Potential Through Friday

Moist and unstable air mean flooding is possible anytime, anywhere.

Monsoon Lightning Zaps Tucson Weather Radar Tower

Forecasters used work-arounds during weekend thunderstorms.

Meteorologists Expect Relief From Drought Conditions for Arizona

Monsoon rains and El Niño weather pattern are expected to bring the Southwest closer to normal conditions.

Mt. Graham Visitors Urged to be Weather Aware

Flash flooding risk is high after last year's fire.

Drought Remains, But Rains Put Dent in Southwest Fire Danger

While monsoon can act as a "shut-off valve" for wildfire, much of the West continues to experience drought conditions.

Dust Storm Warnings; Polling Credibility; Housing Affordability

Plus, why the Vail School District is spearheading a tiny-home community for teachers.

Monsoon Moisture Leads to Drop in Fire Restrictions

Various agencies will lift the restrictions starting on Friday, thanks to seasonal precipitation.

Lightning-Sparked Blazes Mean Decisions for Fire Managers

Naturally occurring fires can be managed for some benefit, but often must be extinguished for safety concerns.

UA Forecasters Predict Fewer Hurricanes This Summer

Annual outlook cites ocean temperature changes for short-term dip in storm numbers.

Tropical Storm Bud Likely to End Area's Dry Streak of 100+ Days

The storm is traveling up the Gulf of California, and outer bands are expected to bring rain in the coming days.

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