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Climate change fueling more intense megadroughts in U.S. West

Climate change is pushing the western United States and northern Mexico toward an extreme long-term drought that could be worse than any in recorded history, scientists revealed in a new study published in the journal Science Thursday. ... Read more»1

Hurricane tag team of Rosa and Sergio set October rainfall records

Remnants of downgraded hurricanes helped set rainfall records for Phoenix and made this the wettest October since record keeping began in 1895. Phoenix is 2.55 inches above the year-to-date normal.... Read more»

NOAA predicts El Niño will continue through winter

Arizonans are likely to see a wet winter as El Niño conditions heat up the Pacific Ocean.... Read more»

Floods, drought, war? It must be El Niño again

The bad boy of weather is 80 percent likely to strike this year. Here’s what to brace for.... Read more»

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Arizona scientists keep an eye on latest La Niña

An unwanted visitor has made her way to the border region, and it's not your irate aunt here to put a damper on the holidays. Continuing into the spring, a moderate-to-strong La Niña is predicted to reign across the United States, meaning lower-than-average precipitation for the Southwest.... Read more»