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Bear moved from Oracle as dry start to summer affects wildlife across Southern Az

A black bear was relocated from the town of Oracle on Friday, after the animal had been spotted around the community since late May. Reports of bears and mountain lions have increased this summer, officials said.... Read more»

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Byrd Baylor books at heart of kid-friendly 'monsoon literacy' event at Fox Theatre

Fans of Byrd Baylor — kids and grown-ups alike — can celebrate the late Tucson author's works and the Sonoran Desert at the "Monsoon Literacy Celebration" at the Fox Theatre on Sunday.... Read more»

Summer spikes expected in Valley fever, cases on rise across Az

Summer is underway in Southern Arizona and with it comes not only an increase in temperatures, but also in the number of new Valley fever cases.... Read more»

Happy when it rains... A monsoon tunes playlist

It's hot, it's humid, and it's (finally) raining buckets of cats and dogs, or at least kittens and puppies, across parts of Tucson. Here are a few monsoon tunes to play as you celebrate.... Read more»

Trae la lluvia al Día de San Juan Fiesta

Es tiempo de celebrar el monzón en El Día de San Juan Fiesta este viernes en la noche. ... Read more»

Bring on the rain at El Dia de San Juan Fiesta

It's time to celebrate the monsoon at El Dia de San Juan Fiesta on Friday evening.... Read more»

Tucson's monsoon begins with Santa Cruz Sound Experience on Dia de San Juan

Tucson residents will be able to celebrate the beginning of the monsoon and Dia de San Juan by attending an immersive audiovisual experience hosted by Tucson Water under the Cushing Street Bridge.... Read more»

Monsoon rainfall predictions could shower contest winners with prizes

UA scientists have turned their love for Tucson's monsoon into an online game of predicting rainfall totals, with the contest offering cash prizes now entering its second year.... Read more»

Crews prepare for Tucson's monsoon flooding with 'Operation Splash'

The Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility is readying for the summer thunderstorm season with sandbags and pre-deployed barricades in an initiative called "Operation Splash."... 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 weekend blistering under a bad, crazy sun.... Read more»

Drought continues to strangle American West, with no relief in sight

Scientists painted a grim picture of the changing climate and hydrological conditions in the American West during a virtual forum - while the recent dry patterns are part of a larger more extended trend, it is also impossible to overstate how dry and hot it has been in the last two years. ... Read more»

On the crawl: Why so many caterpillars are wriggling around Arizona

The increased rainfall from this year's monsoon stimulated the growth of essential food for tens of thousands of caterpillars frantically wriggling across Arizona, as they continue their mission to eat as much as possible before becoming white-lined sphinx moths.... Read more»

Excessive heat warning in effect for Tucson, Southern Az

An excessive heat warning is in effect for Southern Arizona including the Phoenix and Tucson metro areas and most of Western Pima County, meaning that there's a high risk for heat-related illness in the area, according to the National Weather Service. ... Read more»

Hot dry fall predicted for the West after hottest July on record

Climatologists forecast a 70% chance that La Niña conditions will return for a second year in a row this winter, which could bring some rain for coastal areas of the Northwest and more dry conditions for the Southwest. ... Read more»

Monsoon floods damage border wall near Douglas

Several metal gates in the U.S.-Mexico border wall along the San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge in Southern Arizona were damaged during monsoon flooding this week. ... Read more»


Photo: Tanque Verde Creek pushes past Pantano Wash as they form rushing Rillito

Water coursing down from the Catalina and Rincon Mountains meets — and partly holds back — slower muddy water in the Pantano Wash after Tuesday's monsoon rain.... Read more»1

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