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‘Weather or Not: Art With Atmosphere’ - Weather may not be one of Arizona’s top concerns, but it’s still pretty amazing. Thanks to the new exhibit at Arizona Museum for Youth — which includes artistic representations of wind, rain, sleet, snow, tornado, hurricane, fog and sun, and a hands-on tornado-making activity — your kids can learn all about meteorology and climatology in an interactive environment.
Smoke rises from the Grimsvotn volcano, Saturday, May 21, 2011 in Reykjavik, Iceland. Iceland's most active volcano has started erupting, scientists said Saturday _ just over a year after another eruption on the North Atlantic island shut down European air traffic for days. Iceland's Meteorological Office confirmed that an eruption had begun at the Grimsvotn volcano, accompanied by a series of small earthquakes. (AP Photo/Halldora Kristen Unnarsdottir)
Students at Chandler’s Hamilton High School are collecting donations to to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy, which slammed into the Northeast last week. The students are running a “dollar drive” this week. If every person on campus — students, teachers and staff — gives $1, the school will raise close to $4,000. To encourage participation, the student council has adopted the slogan, “Each one give $1.”
High pressure rebuilds across the state into Sunday, but it will be short lived as the high pressure ridge moves eastward into western New Mexico late Sunday afternoon.
The Queen Creek Fire Department and National Weather Service are offering residents of all ages the opportunity to learn how to identify and report severe weather. Participants will learn about thunderstorms, cloud features associated with microbursts and tornadoes, estimating wind speeds and how local weather spotters can assist the National Weather Service issue warnings and advisories.
Ryan Biggs' Feb 12 article concerning the heat island effect was interesting and timely. A recent study on the efectiveness
Currently, the alerts for tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and flash floods are issued to entire counties. But Maricopa County, for example, measures more than 9,200 square miles, so that can be problematic.
TOKYO - Five small tsunamis hit northern Japan late Wednesday, estimated at no larger than 16 inches high, Japan's Meteorological Agency said.
Temperatures are fading from unbearable to unpleasant. But the monsoon rain is still, for the most part, unfelt.
A powerful earthquake rattled parts of northern Japanese early Thursday, injuring nearly 100 people, triggering landslides and cutting power to thousands of people, officials said.
Chandler Christian Community Center will host a family day of play in the snow Jan. 26.
Temperatures will be start dropping into the low 60s Monday.
FLAGSTAFF — A wintry storm has dropped more snow in the state's northern and eastern mountains, making driving tough along Interstates 17 and 40.
PHOENIX - Saturday will see some clouds move into Arizona as a low pressure system off the coast of Baja California starts to move inland today. The afternoon will still see warm temperatures as the high hits 92 at Sky Harbor and low 90s across the Valley.
Blowing dust moved into the southeast Valley near Sun Lakes and Chandler around 4:30 Friday afternoon.
The haze and smoke in the air over the Valley today isn't from wildfires in Arizona.
Temperatures began heating up on Tuesday, but don't worry - things will start cooling down over the weekend.
Keep an umbrella and jacket nearby. It's going to be a wet week with high temperatures in the 60s and 50s, according to the National Weather Service.
Keep an umbrella and jacket nearby. It’s going to be a wet week with high temperatures in the 60s and lows in the 50s, according to the National Weather Service.
TAIPEI, Taiwan - A powerful quake struck off southwestern Taiwan on Tuesday, triggering a potentially destructive tsunami that was headed toward the Philippines on the second anniversary of the deadly waves that killed thousands in south Asia.
As humankind’s original Topic A, the weather receives huge amounts of daily discussion. Yet in a twist to the old axiom about how everybody talks about the weather, Valley meteorologists want to do something about it.
PANGANDARAN, Indonesia - Rumors of another killer wave sparked mass panic Wednesday in the town hardest hit by the Indonesian tsunami, and amateur video that captured some of the horror of the disaster surfaced. The death toll rose to 531, with more than 270 missing.
Look for Valley fog and patchy rain to taper off through mid to late morning in the Valley.
PHOENIX - Another round of showers and thunderstorms hit parts of the Valley this afternoon dumping around a quarter of an inch of rain over parts of Phoenix and North Scottsdale.
Fireworks may not be the only thing bursting in the sky on the Fourth of July.