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Lightning starts fire at northwest side house

Lightning started a house on fire Monday afternoon northwest of the city, authorities said.

August 26, 2013 7:35 pmLoading…

Thunderstorm drops up to 2 inches of rain on city and on Mount Lemmon

A thunderstorm swept through the Tucson area Tuesday afternoon dropping up to 2 inches of rain on the city's southwest side and on Mount Lemmon.

August 20, 2013 6:18 pmLoading…

2 killed when lightning hits Arizona scenic overlook

FREDONIA, Ariz. — Two people were killed and a teenage boy injured when lightning struck near a scenic overlook in northern Arizona.

July 24, 2013 2:21 pmLoading…
Interactive quiz: Lightning

Interactive quiz: Lightning

April 24, 2013 5:22 pmLoading…
Rainfall was just average - but hey, we'll take it

Rainfall was just average - but hey, we'll take it

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.

September 30, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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A showstopper, each and every time

A showstopper, each and every time

Lightning dancing through the sky over Saguaro National Park West.

August 23, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
A showstopper, each and every time

A showstopper, each and every time

By now it’s something we Tucsonans could be blasé about, yet it still grabs our attention without fail: a spectacular seasonal light show, this time sending lightning dancing through the sky over Saguaro National Park West. Tucson woke up to an unusual morning storm Wednesday that dumped rai…

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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.

August 06, 2012 5:00 pmLoading…

Storm warning lifted for western Pima County

A thunderstorm warning has been lifted for western Pima County, west of Sells.

July 22, 2012 1:49 pmLoading…

Fitz Blog: Stormy weather

     This week a storm knocked out power down at City Hall and the entire Tucson City Council ended up being trapped on an escalator until they were rescued by the Tucson Fire department. Captain Martin Smith said,' It was pandemonium when we got in there. We could see them all huddled toget…

July 16, 2012 1:36 pmLoading…
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.

July 11, 2012 11:45 am Video Related Loading…
Watch out for blast from the skies

Watch out for blast from the skies

Lightning, such as this strike on Kolb Road, is an inherent part of the annual monsoon. Lightning kills an averge of 54 people nationally each year.

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It's lightning time; here are tips for monsoon safety

It's lightning time; here are tips for monsoon safety

Christmas is months away - but it's high season now for Donner and Blitzen. Those mythical reindeer names mean thunder and lightning in German, and we could get plenty of both in this summer's monsoon.

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Tucson monsoon: Possible rain, blowing dust in today's forecast

Tucson monsoon: Possible rain, blowing dust in today's forecast

For the first time this monsoon, rain is in the forecast for the Tucson area. Well, it's a slight chance, but we'll take it.

June 16, 2012 8:00 am Video Related Loading…

Lightning downs tree, trapping 3 in west-side apartment

During a monsoon storm, a tree was struck by lightning in the W. 1000 block of St. Marys Road, leaving three people trapped in an apartment Monday afternoon.

July 04, 2011 5:53 pmLoading…
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.

June 28, 2011 6:30 pm Related Loading…
Revivirán giras a misiones de Kino

Revivirán giras a misiones de Kino

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February 25, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Blackmar on a roll, shares 1st in Calif.

SONOMA, Calif. — Phil Blackmar and Jeff Sluman shot 6-under 66s Thursday to share the first-round lead in the Champions Tour's season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship.

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