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Cunningham: Planning for heat emergencies

What happens in Tucson during a heat emergency? Temperatures soar, our electrical grid breaks down due to both weather conditions and the fact that everyone has got their air conditioners on full blast and boom…the power goes out, and goes out for a while.... Read more»

Some like it hot ... A heat wave playlist

It's hot as a blast furnace outside, but here are some songs about high temperatures to help you get prepared for a cruel summer blistering under a bad, crazy sun.... Read more»

Feds grant FEMA assistance for Lizard Fire

The federal government will help fund the effort to halt the Lizard Fire, which has burned about 15,000 acres southeast of Tucson. The wildfire showed only moderate activity on Monday, despite a red flag warning issued because of high winds and dry weather, officials said. ... Read more»

Don’t let your dog out in summer heat & 6 other pet care tips

Summer’s scorching temperatures can be especially dangerous for animals. Local animal advocates share tips on how to care for your pet:... Read more»

Arizona wildfire crews battling 30 blazes, 'spread thin' across state

Since January 1, 858 wildfires have burned more than 130,000 acres across Arizona and on Sunday, the Department of Forestry and Fire Management announced that fire crews are now battling 30 wildfires throughout the state — including the nearly 15,000-acre Lizard Fire near Tucson.... Read more»1

Heat warning continues, with 'monsoon preview' possible Weds

High temperatures forecast this week have officials warning of the possibility of dehydration and heat stroke. Temperatures on Wednesday could hit 108 degrees, with a "monsoon preview" of thunderstorms possibly building up east of Tucson.... Read more»

Tucson, Phx & western Az under excessive heat warning Tues, Weds

High temperatures forecast this week have officials warning of the possibility of dehydration and heat stroke. Temperatures on Tuesday and Wednesday could hit 109 degrees.... Read more»

Heat may have killed hiker found in Saguaro Nat'l Park

A hiker from Illinois was found dead on a trail near Tucson on Saturday, and authorities said the heat and dehydration may have been factors. ... Read more»

More cold, more ice: Freeze warning again Weds night

The National Weather Service is warning of another night of widespread freezing weather throughout the Tucson area, and to the west on the Tohono O'odham Nation. Temperatures could drop to 28 degrees in some areas.... Read more»

The icy temps cometh: Freezing forecast Tuesday for Tucson

The thermometer on your back porch could read as low as 28 degrees just before sunup, with the National Weather Service warning of freezing temperatures overnight throughout the Tucson area, and to the west on the Tohono O'odham Nation.... Read more»

1-3 ft. blizzard snows, high winds forecast for S. Az mountains Friday

While clouds and rain blanketed the valleys below, several inches of snow were falling on the mountains of Southern Arizona, with a strong winter storm forecast for Friday night. Up to three feet of snow may fall overnight, with winds hitting 50 mph, the National Weather Service said.... Read more»

Sheriff: White-out snow closes Mt. Lemmon

Only residents and employees driving 4x4 vehicles with chains were being allowed on the road up Mt. Lemmon on Friday morning, as "white-out" conditions made travel in the mountains hazardous. ... Read more»

Freezing temperatures loom Tues & Weds nights

Jack Frost is preparing to nip at the noses of many Tucsonans, with the Weather Service warning about coming freezing temperatures, especially Tuesday and Wednesday nights. On Mt. Lemmon, 2-4 inches of snow fell Sunday night, but colder temperatures are moving in.... Read more»

As climate heats up, state confident in water conservation efforts

Parts of Arizona could experience as many as 140 days of temperatures above 100 degrees per year within 20 years, according to a climate change model from the EPA. Despite that, state agencies say they are confident that the state has been careful in its water use, and communities and water utilities have developed responses to changing climates for years.... Read more»

Storm-driven sea birds detoured to Tucson

When Tropical Storm Newton blew into Tucson last week, most residents were just trying to stay dry. But for Southern Arizona bird watchers, Newton was a rare opportunity to see exotic bird species, some of which have never been recorded before in the state. But some of those sea birds aren't faring well in our desert.... Read more»

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