CASA GRANDE — A small, relatively inexpensive device a meteorologist built at his Mesa home in his spare time might lead to a warning system to help drivers avoid dangerous dust storms that sweep across Interstate 10 between Tucson and Phoenix.
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.
The National Weather service has added flash flood warnings to its alerts in the Tucson region today.
Friday's midafternoon storm wreaked havoc on Tucson's south and west sides while dropping more than 2 inches of rain in Marana.
Wind gusts of 45 mph have been recorded in Tucson as a storm system moves through the area.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning in effect through 11 p.m. Wednesday. The storm is expected to bring showers and snow Wednesday — with some blizzard conditions possible in mountain areas — and much colder temperatures. Wind gusts of nearly 40 mph are likely.
Shyanne Whitten, 13, gets blindsided by a well-aimed snowball from Jasmine Belknap, 12, in Oracle. The few inches of snow that fell there Wednesday was enough to decorate the desert and - way, way better - close school for the day.
Quirt Bailey, and his dog, Neo, recent transplants from far more wintry Kansas, enjoy a snowy taste of the old homestead along Cody Loop Road in Oracle.
A storm system passing through Tucson early Wednesday morning brought colder temps expected to last through today.
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.
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.
Three Sunnyside district schools will be closed Monday because of a severe thunderstorm that knocked down power poles on the southeast side Sunday.
A thunderstorm warning has been lifted for western Pima County, west of Sells.
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…
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.
This morning's forecast from the National Weather Service in Tucson predicts a good chance of rain throughout the day, with diminishing storms tonight.
A thunderstorm today that swept across Tucson's south side is likely the only rain for a few days because a high pressure system is moving into the area.
Do tornadoes occur in the desert? It may sound like a trick question, but the answer is yes. According to the Storm Prediction Center, Arizona has recorded more than 230 tornadoes since 1952. That means the state averages about four reported tornadoes each year.
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.