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30Oct/140

Thursday’s Tucson Forecast: Here comes the heat

TODAY'S BLOGCAST

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THE CLIFF NOTES

Today - Mostly sunny. 90°, northeast wind 5 MPH.

Tonight - Partly cloudy. 62°, southeast wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow - Partly cloudy, wickedly warm. 91°, southeast wind 10-15 MPH.

TODAY'S WEATHER HEADLINES

First morning of November may feature measurable snow for Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia. (NWS Morristown)

Speaking of snow, do you know what the record is for snow depth in Arizona? (NWS Flagstaff)

No change to the drought stats for a while, but the Tucson rainfall deficit is now back over 2" for 2014. (US Drought Monitor)

29Oct/140

Wednesday’s Tucson Forecast: Awaiting Autumn’s first big cool-down

TODAY'S BLOGCAST

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THE CLIFF NOTES

Today - Sunny. 87°, north wind 5 MPH.

Tonight - Clear. 58°, southeast wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow - Mostly sunny. 89°, north wind 5 MPH.

TODAY'S WEATHER HEADLINES

Today marks the two year anniversary of Sandy making landfall in New Jersey. (Weather Prediction Center)

"US is rapidly falling behind in the computational resources necessary for high quality numerical weather prediction" (Capital Weather Gang)

Rattlesnakes love temps between 77-89°. We'll be in that range for Halloween evening in Tucson. (KVOA.com)

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28Oct/140

Tuesday’s Tucson Forecast: Warm end to October, cool start for November

TODAY'S BLOGCAST

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THE CLIFF NOTES

Today - Sunny. 85°, north wind 5 MPH.

Tonight - Clear. 57°, southeast wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow - Sunny. 87°, north wind 5 MPH.

TODAY'S WEATHER HEADLINES

Most of the Lower 48 is quiet today, save for a slight severe storm risk near Pittsburgh. (Storm Prediction Center)

Could global warming be the reason Boston's looking at creating a Venice canal-like system? (BBC)

Spot the Space Station tonight over Tucson! (NASA)

27Oct/140

Monday’s Tucson Forecast: Heating up for Halloween, sharp cooling trend coming?

TODAY'S BLOGCAST

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THE CLIFF NOTES

Today - Decreasing clouds. 84°, west-northwest wind 5-10 MPH

Tonight - Clear skies. 57°, southeast wind 5-10 MPH

Tomorrow - Sunny. 84°, northwest wind 5 MPH.

TODAY'S WEATHER HEADLINES

Active lava flow on Hawaii's Big Island may trigger evacuations within hours. (NBC News)

Hello, Hanna. Atlantic's 8th named storm prompts Tropical Storm Warnings for Nicaragua & Honduras. (National Hurricane Center)

Say it ain't snow, Jim Cantore. Flakes in the forecast for parts of the US. (Twitter.com/JimCantore)

24Oct/140

Friday’s Tucson Forecast: September-like heat for late October

TODAY'S BLOGCAST

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THE CLIFF NOTES

Today - Sunny, warm. 94°, north wind 5 MPH.

Tonight - Clear. 63°, southeast wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow - Mostly sunny, record-tying heat. 94°, northwest wind 5-10 MPH.

TODAY'S WEATHER HEADLINES

Want to see the Fall foliage on Mount Lemmon? Do it this weekend! Other Fall color hot spots here. (KVOA.com)

Rare EF1 tornado touches down in Washington State Thursday afternoon. (USA Today)

Wet weekend on tap for the Pacific Northwest. Cats/Cougs in The Palouse may have a few showers tomorrow. (AccuWeather)

23Oct/140

Thursday’s Tucson Forecast: Warm streak starts today

TODAY'S BLOGCAST

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THE CLIFF NOTES

Today - Mostly sunny. 91°, north wind 5 MPH.

Tonight - Clear skies. 63°, southeast wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow - Sunny, warm. 94°, north wind 5 MPH.

TODAY'S WEATHER HEADLINES

If you want to channel your inner weather geek, check out some of the imagery of the nor'easter lashing New England. (Capital Weather Gang)

Partial solar eclipse happening this afternoon. Here's everything you need to know. (News 4 Tucson)

Wednesday's high was 89°. At that temperature in the sun, it takes 10 mins for the interior of a car to reach 109°. (News 4 Tucson)

A hurricane briefly helped wind power overtake nuke power in the U.K. (The Vane)

22Oct/140

Wednesday’s Tucson Forecast: Fall-like temps still several days away

TODAY'S BLOGCAST

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THE CLIFF NOTES

Today - Sunny. 88°, north wind 5 MPH.

Tonight - Clear skies. 63°, southeast wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow - Sunny. 91°, north wind 5 MPH.

TODAY'S WEATHER HEADLINES

I fully endorse this - using lightning density to determine the start date for the Monsoon in Arizona. (Twitter.com/wxphx)

Partial solar eclipse happening tomorrow around 2:30 PM. Watch it live here. (UA Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter)

Farmer's Almanac released their Winter forecast. Take it with a very tiny grain of salt. (Farmer's Almanac)

21Oct/140

Tuesday’s Tucson Forecast: Where’s Fall?

TODAY'S BLOGCAST

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THE CLIFF NOTES

Today - Mostly sunny. 87°, north wind 5-10 MPH.

Tonight - Clear, mild. 64°, southeast wind 5 MPH.

Tomorrow - Sunny. 89°, north wind 5 MPH.

TODAY'S WEATHER HEADLINES

We want YourSay on southern Arizona's best place to go leaf peeping. Vote now on the News 4 Tucson Weather & Traffic app!

Pacific Northwest & New England slated for a Fall soaking the next 48 hours. (NWS)

Interesting: ASU researchers have discovered that Phoenix could decrease its temperature by 4° if private and public entities add 4 million trees. (AZCentral.com)

20Oct/140

Monday’s Tucson Forecast: Slight shower chance today, late week warm-up looms

TODAY'S BLOGCAST

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THE CLIFF NOTES

Today - Mostly sunny, a stray shower. 85°, northeast wind 5-10 MPH.

Tonight - Mostly clear skies. 62°, southeast wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow - Mostly sunny. 87°, north wind 5 MPH.

TODAY'S WEATHER HEADLINES

Courtesy: NWS Tucson

New severe weather outlook categories start Wednesday. Good to see the "SEE TEXT" go away. (Storm Prediction Center)

Global temp through the first 9 months of 2014 ties as a record high. (NOAA)

Remember Gonzalo? It's well past Bermuda and set to impact the UK. (BBC)

17Oct/140

Friday’s Tucson Forecast: A few showers to wrap the work week

TODAY'S BLOGCAST

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THE CLIFF NOTES

Today - Isolated showers. 87°, west-northwest wind 5 MPH.

Tonight - Mostly clear. 61°, southeast wind 5 MPH.

Tomorrow - Mostly sunny. 89°, west wind 5-10 MPH.

TODAY'S WEATHER SYNOPSIS

If you're out around lunchtime today, you may have to dodge a few raindrops.

A weak storm system touches off a slight shower chance through mid-day. Highs reach the mid to upper 80's this afternoon under partly cloudy skies. Cloud cover erodes by the evening hours.

This weekend features partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies with highs in the upper 80's. Mountaintops & areas east of Tucson may see a few showers Sunday and Monday.

Drier weather commences for much of next week with temperatures returning to the mid 80's, which is typical for late October.