We're all too familiar with heat in these parts - but now we must warm up to the idea that 2012 is likely to tie the mark for the hottest year on record in Tucson.
Into each life some rain must fall - unless you've been living in Tucson in recent months.
No, it's not your imagination. It's getting hotter every year - and scientists predict the urban heat island effect, in which more buildings and pavement cause temperatures to rise, will only get worse.
This summer's monsoon seemed like a return to the good old days, even though rain totals were simply average throughout most of the Tucson region.
Drenching monsoon rains have brought a bumper crop of mushrooms to mountain forests around Tucson - a boon for fungi fanciers but a poison peril for anyone who bites into a toxic species.
Here is a list of road closures in Pima County as well as area where motorists should be cautious driving across washes. It was updated at 8 a.m. Tuesday.
Tucson International Airport, the city's official recording site, picked up its first measurable September 2012 rainfall Monday — 0.27 inches.
The Pima County Sheriff’s Department said a woman who was swept away in a flooded wash early Friday has been found dead inside her car on the northwest side.
According to Pima County Regional Flood Control Distric gauges, an area southwest of Tucson had 24-hour rain totals measuring 2 to 3 inches through 7 a.m. Friday.
A thunderstorm rolled into the Tucson-area Thursday afternoon and dumped heavy rain in portions of the city flooding roads and stranding motorists.
Here are a few conclusions from the National Weather Service, Tucson Weather Forecast Office about the eighth month's weather observations.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop Sunday afternoon in the Tucson-area and western Pima County.
Some sandy riverbeds in the Tucson area look almost like farm fields this month - cloaked with what a Pima County official called a "bumper crop" of monsoon-spawned vegetation.
Tucson Electric Power Co. spent more than $5 million on storm-related emergency repairs this year through July - not including a major early-August storm that downed more than a dozen power poles on the south side.
Here are some updated rain totals. Tucson International Airport, the city's official recording site, picked up 0.74" of precipitation between Tuesday and 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. A Pima County Regional Flood Control District gauge on Catalina Hi…
An impressive cloud formation moved into Tucson from Cochise County around 7 p.m. last night, and was shortly followed by a storm that left impressive rain totals.
Heavy rainfall has caused several city streets in Nogales to flood and city officials are asking Nogales residents to stay indoors and off the road to prevent back ups and problems.
There were several impressive rain totals around the Tucson metro area last night.
About 1,600 customers lost power this evening after thunderstorms rolled through the Tucson area, according to Tucson Electric Power.
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.
Tucson International Airport, the city's official recording site, picked up just a trace of rain Wednesday. Most of the area's Pima County Regional Flood Control District gauges saw no rain.
As Tucson swelters through a week of sweat-sucking triple-digit heat, we might take cool comfort in one bit of news: The city is no longer on track to shatter the record for the number of days that reach or top 100 degrees in a single year.
Tucson Electric Power crews worked Monday replacing 15 downed and broken poles along South Alvernon Way between Benson Highway and Valencia Road.
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.
Last night's storm brought widespread precipitation to the Tucson metro area.