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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.
If you want a weather forecast, you can go to the National Weather Service's very good Web site — www.nws.noaa.gov — click anywhere on the map of the 50 states and get a detailed, seven-day forecast along with radar and satellite images.
The National Weather Service is looking for some attentive eyes to watch the skies. With the monsoons just weeks away, volunteers are needed to phone in reports of severe weather.
Hamilton High School seniors Travis Dixon and Ryan Tonnemacher were pouring sweat with their football teammates at the first practice of the season Monday, teased by forming clouds that did not bring relief.
Violent monsoons have a way of seizing people’s attention, like it or not, so why not make yourself useful while you’re watching?
TULSA, Okla. - Freezing rain fell in the nation's midsection Friday, and temperatures plunged from Minnesota to Las Vegas as a storm rolled in that could leave several states coated in ice.
Tony Haffer, meterologist in charge of the National Weather Service in Phoenix, talks to the media about the change of the definition of monsoon in Arizona.
SHOW LOW, Ariz. (AP) — The forests of eastern Arizona are under a red flag fire warning Friday. The National Weather Service says the warning covers the Show Low Fire District and the White Mountains of northeast Arizona.
A freeze watch is in effect for the greater Phoenix area and north-central Pinal County from late Thursday night through Friday morning.
Queen Creek weather enthusiasts can learn from the experts and give the National Weather Service some help next month. The National Weather Service is taking its weather spotter class to Queen Creek to help residents identify thunderstorms.
Want to put September in the rear-view window and drive away? Far, far away?
When it comes to safety during the monsoon, Arizonans seem to be missing the point - because they're too concerned with the dew point.
DES MOINES, Iowa - Successive waves of wintry weather gripped much of the country Saturday, frustrating holiday travelers from coast to coast and keeping the lights off for thousands of people who lost power after ice storms just days ago.
The National Weather Service unveiled a new upgraded radar system at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport that will be able to more precisely track storms. Gary Woodall, meteorologist in charge for the National Weather Service, is pictured on the left, and Vickie Nadolski, director for the National Weather Service’s Western Region, is on the right.
WASHINGTON - The National Weather Service is beginning to use a new computer that when fully deployed will be faster than any computer in the world today.
A thing many of us forgot still existed here fell from the sky, particularly in the south East Valley, on Thursday. It was cool and wet and dropped from the clouds gathered overhead. Was it rain? Well, yes. But not officially.
The public is being asked its opinion on getting rid of the monsoon. Not the sweltering stickiness and afternoon thunderstorms — those are here to stay. But the National Weather Service is considering a different way to describe the annual weather event that turns the dry desert air into soup.
At the National Weather Service in Phoenix on Wednesday, warning coordination meteorologist David N. Runyan monitors weather.
A cold front moving through the Valley could drop temperatures a bit Wednesday and bring afternoon winds up to 15 mph. The highs will be in the low to mid 60s with nighttime lows between 30 and 40.
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.
The Queen Creek Fire Department, in conjunction with the National Weather Service, is offering residents of all ages the opportunity to learn how to identify and report severe weather.
Wet weather is returning to the Valley, in two parts.
Unseasonably warm weather is expected to bake the Valley this week. The high temperatures Tuesday through Friday could reach 110 degrees or more; the normal for this time of year is 103.
Over the July 4 holiday weekend, Valley residents got a peek at the monsoon, and the rain and lightning just might reappear this week.
A dramatic, but brief, change in the weather is coming. Thunderstorms and cooler temperatures are forecast for Monday.