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Agua Caliente withers again

Agua Caliente withers again

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.

October 30, 2013 12:00 am Video Loading…
Monsoon 2013 was wet and wild, but not in central Tucson

Monsoon 2013 was wet and wild, but not in central Tucson

Rainfall totals in Tucson were 61.5 percent of normal.

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Tucson monsoon fizzling out

Tucson monsoon fizzling out

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.

September 14, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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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…

TUSD spent $200,000 on storm-damaged school

Storm damage to a south-side elementary school cost TUSD nearly $200,000 to repair.

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Neto's Tucson: I'm not feeling the soggy love for this summer's 'monsoon'

Neto's Tucson: I'm not feeling the soggy love for this summer's 'monsoon'

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.

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July's monsoon drenched mountains, border region

July's monsoon drenched mountains, border region

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.

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July's monsoon drenched mountains, border region

July's monsoon drenched mountains, border region

It was a productive July for monsoon rains in Southern Arizona, particularly atop our mountains and along our southern border.

August 01, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson area feels storm's spotty fury

Friday's midafternoon storm wreaked havoc on Tucson's south and west sides while dropping more than 2 inches of rain in Marana.

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Monsoon rains beget desert's summer beauty

Monsoon rains beget desert's summer beauty

These cactus blooms at Saguaro Park East are just a sample of the desert's visual feast.

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Monsoon rains beget desert's summer beauty

Monsoon rains beget desert's summer beauty

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.

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Pantano Wash flows strong after monsoon rains

Pantano Wash flows strong after monsoon rains

The Star's Doug Kreutz by the Pantano Wash near the bridge at Craycroft Road after the huge monsoon storm on Friday, July 26.

July 26, 2013 7:36 pmLoading…

Interstate 10 reopens after crash

Westbound Interstate 10 is now open about 15 miles east of Tucson at milepost 285.

July 20, 2013 3:28 pmLoading…
Cool weather, rains, pumping revive Agua Caliente Park

Cool weather, rains, pumping revive Agua Caliente Park

A once-dry pond at Agua Caliente Park was filling up with monsoon rainwater as of Wednesday.

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Cool weather, rains, pumping revive Agua Caliente Park

Cool weather, rains, pumping revive Agua Caliente Park

Recent rain and cooler weather have allowed the once-dry pond at Agua Caliente Park to recover enough for wildlife.

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Cool weather, rains, pumping revive Agua Caliente Park

Cool weather, rains, pumping revive Agua Caliente Park

The main pond at Agua Caliente Park is looking less like a mud flat and more like an inviting oasis once again.

July 18, 2013 12:00 am Video Photos

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Severe storm warning lifted for Tucson area

The National Weather Service in Tucson has lifted the severe thrunderstorm warning for Pima County that was issued earlier today.

July 07, 2013 3:30 pmLoading…
Love it or loathe it, but Tucson could set another heat record

Love it or loathe it, but Tucson could set another heat record

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.

July 04, 2013 12:00 am Video Photos

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