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  • Avoid lightning strikes when thunder rumbles

    Avoid lightning strikes when thunder rumbles

    Tuesday, June 9 2015 11:17 AM EDT2015-06-09 15:17:06 GMT
    Tuesday, June 9 2015 7:16 PM EDT2015-06-09 23:16:30 GMT
    On average, lightning is the second deadliest weather hazard in the United States each year. As we near monsoon and thunderstorm activity increases, it is helpful to know the necessary steps to ensure safety in the event of a thunderstorm. These guidelines will help protect you this monsoon from thunderstorms producing widespread lightning.  
    On average, lightning is the second deadliest weather hazard in the United States each year. As we near monsoon and thunderstorm activity increases, it is helpful to know the necessary steps to ensure safety in the event of a thunderstorm. These guidelines will help protect you this monsoon from thunderstorms producing widespread lightning.  
  • Monsoon 101: Why do we say 'monsoon'?

    Monsoon 101: Why do we say 'monsoon'?

    Monday, June 8 2015 1:12 PM EDT2015-06-08 17:12:27 GMT
    The monsoon is a singular word that describes all the storms that form during the summer. Monsoon is derived from the Arabic word "mausim" which means "season" or "wind-shift".  The wind shift refers
    Monsoon is derived from the Arabic word "mausim" which means "season" or "wind-shift".
  • Monsoon 101: Dry Microbursts

    Monsoon 101: Dry Microbursts

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-06-17 17:08:06 GMT
    Monday, June 8 2015 11:50 PM EDT2015-06-09 03:50:21 GMT
    Microbursts are common in southern Arizona during the Monsoon. They often take down power poles, leaving us in the dark and without air conditioning during the hottest part of the summer! First, it's important
    Microbursts are common in southern Arizona during the Monsoon. They often take down power poles, leaving us in the dark and without air conditioning during the hottest part of the summer! First, it's important
  • UPDATE

    Floodwaters sweep tour bus into wash north of Kingman

    Floodwaters sweep tour bus into wash north of Kingman

    Tour bus flips over in flooded Arizona washTour bus flips over in flooded Arizona wash
    A tour bus tipped over in flooded wash north of Kingman with 31 people on board, the Kingman Fire Department said Sunday. Bill Johnston of the Kingman Fire Department said it happened north of Kingman,
    All 33 people on board the bus are safe, according to a spokesman at the North Arizona Consolidated Fire District.
  • UPDATE

    Sand for bagging available across the Valley

    Sand for bagging available across the Valley

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-09-17 19:30:44 GMT
    Wednesday, September 17 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-09-17 19:30:44 GMT
    Anticipating more rains and potential flooding in the coming days, the Phoenix Fire Department said it is making sand available to the public for bagging at Phoenix fire stations.
    Anticipating more rains and potential flooding in the coming days, the Phoenix Fire Department said it is making sand available to the public for bagging at Phoenix fire stations.
  • Officials warn of dangers of playing in floodwaters

    Officials warn of dangers of playing in floodwaters

    The water contains not only debris and bugs, but there are also chemicals and other dangerous items that can make you sick.
    The water contains not only debris and bugs, but there are also chemicals and other dangerous items that can make you sick.
  • UPDATE

    Cleanup begins in wake of Arizona flooding

    Cleanup begins in wake of Arizona flooding

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:56 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:56:21 GMT
    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:56 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:56:21 GMT
    Residents, motorists trapped by raging AZ floodwatersResidents, motorists trapped by raging AZ floodwaters
    Standing water between Dixileta Drive and Happy Valley Road forced the Arizona Department of Transportation to close northbound traffic on I-17 at Happy Valley Road.
    There was a daring rescue, one of many, in the far Northwest Valley, where an elderly woman was trapped inside her minivan as water slowly pushed her partially submerged vehicle downstream.
  • DEVELOPING

    Flash flood watch in effect for Phoenix metro area

    Flash flood watch in effect for Phoenix metro area

    The National Weather Service says the flash flood watch is in effect until 8 a.m. MST Wednesday because of possible flooding of washes, creeks and drainage areas.
    The National Weather Service says the flash flood watch is in effect until 8 a.m. MST Wednesday because of possible flooding of washes, creeks and drainage areas.
  • Rain leads to Arizona lifting fire restrictions

    Rain leads to Arizona lifting fire restrictions

    Friday, July 11 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-07-11 14:04:32 GMT
    Friday, July 11 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-07-11 14:04:32 GMT
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    State and federal forest officials are lifting fire restrictions in light of recent Arizona monsoon rains.
    State and federal forest officials are lifting fire restrictions in light of recent Arizona monsoon rains.
  • Officials: Closures of SR 89A in canyon possible

    Officials: Closures of SR 89A in canyon possible

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 9:55 AM EDT2014-07-09 13:55:43 GMT
    Wednesday, July 9 2014 9:55 AM EDT2014-07-09 13:55:43 GMT
    Motorists should be prepared for hazardous conditions and temporary closures of State Route 89A north of Sedona because of possible flash floods, mud and rock slides resulting from monsoon rains.
    Motorists should be prepared for hazardous conditions and temporary closures of State Route 89A north of Sedona because of possible flash floods, mud and rock slides resulting from monsoon rains.
  • EPA set to approve Maricopa County dust plan

    EPA set to approve Maricopa County dust plan

    Federal environmental regulators are poised to approve an air quality plan that has demonstrated Maricopa County meeting federal health standards for dust levels. The Environmental Protection Agency announced
    Federal environmental regulators are poised to approve an air quality plan that has demonstrated Maricopa County meeting federal health standards for dust levels.
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  • Slideshow: Winter weather moves through Arizona

    Slideshow: Winter weather moves through Arizona

    Thursday, January 19 2017 11:41 PM EST2017-01-20 04:41:14 GMT
    Tuesday, January 24 2017 1:10 PM EST2017-01-24 18:10:41 GMT

    Old Man Winter made a return to Arizona on Thursday and brought rain and snow to the Grand Canyon State. 

    Old Man Winter made a return to Arizona on Thursday and brought rain and snow to the Grand Canyon State. 

  • Photos: Snow, Rain & Clouds

    Photos: Snow, Rain & Clouds

    Monday, November 28 2016 10:02 AM EST2016-11-28 15:02:31 GMT
    Monday, November 28 2016 10:12 AM EST2016-11-28 15:12:58 GMT

    The cold weather system that barreled through Arizona left a snowy imprint across the high country and brought rain to the Phoenix area. [app users click/tap here for slideshow]

    The cold weather system that barreled through Arizona left a snowy imprint across the high country and brought rain to the Phoenix area. [app users click/tap here for slideshow]

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