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  • Monsoon 101: Why do we say 'Monsoon'

    Monsoon 101: Why do we say 'Monsoon'

    Friday, June 9 2017 8:43 PM EDT2017-06-10 00:43:24 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 and the damage they can do

    Monsoon 101: Dry microbursts and the damage they can do

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-06-17 17:08:06 GMT
    Friday, June 9 2017 7:44 PM EDT2017-06-09 23:44:29 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    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

  • 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.  
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  • Crews stop spread of huge California wildfire near Yosemite

    Crews stop spread of huge California wildfire near Yosemite

    Sunday, July 23 2017 1:31 PM EDT2017-07-23 17:31:11 GMT
    Sunday, July 23 2017 11:53 PM EDT2017-07-24 03:53:07 GMT
    Crews have stopped the growth of a huge wildfire that has destroyed dozens of homes in a rural area of California near Yosemite National Park.
    Crews have stopped the growth of a huge wildfire that has destroyed dozens of homes in a rural area of California near Yosemite National Park.
  • 5.4 magnitude earthquake jolts southern Iran

    5.4 magnitude earthquake jolts southern Iran

    Sunday, July 23 2017 4:11 PM EDT2017-07-23 20:11:19 GMT
    Sunday, July 23 2017 4:22 PM EDT2017-07-23 20:22:14 GMT
    Iranian state TV is reporting a strong 5.4 magnitude earthquake has led to a power outage in a remote area in the country's south.
    Iranian state TV is reporting a strong 5.4 magnitude earthquake has led to a power outage in a remote area in the country's south.
  • Major California wildfire slows as residents try to recover

    Major California wildfire slows as residents try to recover

    Saturday, July 22 2017 3:23 AM EDT2017-07-22 07:23:51 GMT
    Sunday, July 23 2017 11:02 AM EDT2017-07-23 15:02:50 GMT
    The people of the small, Northern California Gold Rush town of Mariposa are slowly making their way back home after a wildfire left the place a ghost town for most of the week. Some 61 homes have been destroyed by...
    The people of the small, Northern California Gold Rush town of Mariposa are slowly making their way back home after a wildfire left the place a ghost town for most of the week. Some 61 homes have been destroyed by the blaze.

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