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Tucson hits 100 degrees Tuesday: 3rd-earliest date ever above century mark

If things felt just a bit hotter when you stepped outside Tuesday, you're attuned to the weather. Tuesday was the third-earliest date on which Tucson's recorded temperature hit at least 100 degrees — and the earliest since 2012.... Read more»

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Snow foolin': Winter storm watch for Catalinas on Weds

Up to 10 inches of snow could fall in the Catalina and Rincon mountains on Wednesday, as a winter storm pushes down across much of the country, officials said.... Read more»

Even colder: Hard freeze warning for Tucson on Thurs night

Bundle up! Thursday night will be even colder than Wednesday across the Tucson area — including Green Valley, Marana and the Tohono O'odham Nation. Widespread sub-freezing temperatures are expected, the National Weather Service said.... Read more»

Freeze warning for Tucson, T-O Nation on Weds night

Wednesday night will be frosty in the Tucson metro area and points to the west — including Green Valley, Marana and the Tohono O'odham Nation. Widespread sub-freezing temperatures are expected, the National Weather Service said.... Read more»

Hard freeze watch for Tucson, heavy snow forecast for mountains

Temperatures around Tucson could fall well below freezing Saturday night, and heavy snow is expected to fall on the Catalina and Rincon mountains on Friday night, as winter storms continue to move through Arizona.... Read more»

Snow forecast for Catalinas, Rincons on Tuesday night

Up to 8 inches of snow could fall on mountain ranges across Southern Arizona on Tuesday night, including the Santa Catalinas and Rincons around Tucson, the National Weather Service said, which issued a Winter Weather Advisory.... Read more»

Freeze warning for Nogales, Sierra Vista, Willcox on Tuesday night

Low-lying areas in Southern Arizona could see temperatures drop below freezing on Tuesday night — including Nogales, Sierra Vista, Benson and Safford. Windy conditions are expected across the region Monday night, including in the Tucson metro area.... Read more»

This year’s monsoon has been one of Arizona’s wettest

Arizona’s monsoon season officially ends Sept. 30, and this year’s rains already have made 2021 among the highest on record - though The Salt River Project, one of the state’s largest utilities, advises residents to continue to practice water conservation despite the summer rains.... Read more»

Excessive heat watch for western Pima County on Sunday, Monday

Parts of Southern Arizona could see "dangerously hot" temperatures as high as 111 degrees Sunday and Monday, particularly on the Tohono O'odham Nation and the western deserts.... Read more»

La Niña responsible for megadroughts in North and South America, study finds

La Niña, the climate event that causes water to be colder than normal in the eastern Pacific, has now been shown by new research to be responsible for simultaneous megadroughts in the North and South American Southwest over the past 1,000 years. ... 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»

Excessive heat watch for Tucson, Az deserts this week

Parts of Southern Arizona could see "dangerously hot" temperatures as high as 112 degrees Wednesday through Friday — with high humidity adding to the hazardous conditions that will also affect the Tucson and Phoenix areas. ... Read more»

USDA chief calls for overhaul of forest management in western states

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the federal government needs to do a better job of forest management after viewing damage from the million-acre August Complex fire - a rare admission in an era where climate change receives the brunt of the blame for the spate of wildfires. ... Read more»

Heat warning for Az deserts expanded to Tucson, Safford

Parts of Southern Arizona could see "dangerously hot" temperatures as high as 112 degrees Tuesday and Wednesday, with high humidity adding to the hazardous conditions that will also affect the Tucson and Phoenix areas.... Read more»

Heat warning Tues & Weds for Phx, Arizona's western deserts

Parts of Arizona west of Tucson could see "dangerously hot" temperatures as high as 112 degrees on Tuesday and Wednesday, with high humidity adding to the hazardous conditions that will also affect the Phoenix area.... Read more»

Smoke from western wildfires drifts to Midwest & East Coast

Smoke from fires along the West Coast has created hazy conditions throughout the country this week, which experts say could become a regular occurrence as climate change fuels larger wildfires. ... Read more»

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