The drought-stricken main pond at Agua Caliente Park — briefly bolstered by early summer rains — has withered again in the wake of a fizzled monsoon followed by a rainless autumn.
Rainfall totals in Tucson were 61.5 percent of normal.
This year’s monsoon has been less than a wet-and-wild wonder, and forecasters say it might be on the verge of fizzling out altogether.
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.
Storm damage to a south-side elementary school cost TUSD nearly $200,000 to repair.
I'm feelin' blue. While the corpulent white clouds form and collect nearly every afternoon, this summer's rains haven't given us much to cheer about. Even the little rain that has managed to make its way into our water-starved valley has left me unimpressed.
Try though he did to stay dry, this cyclist couldn't protect himself from Friday's rain on North Stone Avenue at Speedway. Still, it was little compared with Douglas, which had its wettest month in history with 10.23 inches.
It was a productive July for monsoon rains in Southern Arizona, particularly atop our mountains and along our southern border.
Friday's midafternoon storm wreaked havoc on Tucson's south and west sides while dropping more than 2 inches of rain in Marana.
These cactus blooms at Saguaro Park East are just a sample of the desert's visual feast.
The wildflowers of spring have long since withered away - but this month's monsoon rains have helped nurture a colorful crop of summer desert blooms.
The Star's Doug Kreutz by the Pantano Wash near the bridge at Craycroft Road after the huge monsoon storm on Friday, July 26.
Westbound Interstate 10 is now open about 15 miles east of Tucson at milepost 285.
A once-dry pond at Agua Caliente Park was filling up with monsoon rainwater as of Wednesday.
Recent rain and cooler weather have allowed the once-dry pond at Agua Caliente Park to recover enough for wildlife.
The main pond at Agua Caliente Park is looking less like a mud flat and more like an inviting oasis once again.
The National Weather Service in Tucson has lifted the severe thrunderstorm warning for Pima County that was issued earlier today.
Tucson is literally hot on the trail of yet another scorching record: the most consecutive days on which temperatures soar to 100 degrees or higher.