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Powerful winds raked much of California on Monday, toppling trees, spreading wildfires, causing scattered power outages, whipping up blinding dust storms, and sending waves crashing ashore as a vigorous spring weather system swept through the state on its way across the West.
A winter storm brought snow to the Tucson area and hail and sleet to the Phoenix metropolitan area Wednesday, disrupting flights, making for slushy rush-hour commutes and creating the rare sight of flurries at a professional golf event in southern Arizona.
This time, Oil Conglomerates and Petroleum Rich Nations, I’ve got your number. You know, the big two-foot tall ones in front of gas stations. You’ve tried to sneak up nasty price hikes on us before, literally by nickeling and diming. Well, I’m here to warn you, I’ve got you figured out. Yessiree. I am no longer going to be Mr. Nice Self-Serve Customer.
‘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.
Look for Valley fog and patchy rain to taper off through mid to late morning in the Valley.
A Pacific storm rolling in will bring high winds, chances for rain and mountain snow, and a major drop in temperatures!
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.
Ken Burns' latest PBS documentary, "The Dust Bowl," comes on the heels of the first presidential-election debates in 28 years not to address climate change. If the candidates won't talk about it, leave it to Burns and frequent collaborator Dayton Duncan to draw historic parallels between present-day environmental concerns and the disaster of the 1930s, which was caused by a combination of drought and environmentally destructive farming methods.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Blowing dust moved into the southeast Valley near Sun Lakes and Chandler around 4:30 Friday afternoon.
Fireworks may not be the only thing bursting in the sky on the Fourth of July.
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
It takes just 2 1/2 minutes and costs as little as five dollars; it’s not surprising the Hog Wash Express has dusty car after filthy truck after dirt-caked van file through the car wash following Tuesday’s haboob.
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)
The haze and smoke in the air over the Valley today isn't from wildfires in Arizona.
The Valley saw a new record of .47 inch of rain at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Wednesday.
Temperatures began heating up on Tuesday, but don't worry - things will start cooling down over the weekend.
You may have heard that thunderstorms, lightning, sleet, hail, damaging winds, and hurricanes will occur more frequently later this century if the Earth's climate continues to warm as rapidly as America's top climate scientists believe it is now.
LONDON — The first of several British investigations into the e-mails leaked from one of the world's leading climate research centers has largely vindicated the scientists involved.