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20Aug/140

Wednesday’s Tucson Forecast: Storms set to take a brief break

TODAY'S BLOGCAST

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THE CLIFF NOTES

Today - Partly cloudy, stray shower. 93°, west-southwest wind 10-15 MPH.

Tonight - Mostly clear. 73°, southeast wind 5 MPH.

Tomorrow - Isolated storms. 93°, west wind 10-15 MPH.

TODAY'S WEATHER HEADLINES

Courtesy: Reid Wiseman

Out of this world photo of the Earth & Northern Lights from the ISS. (Twitter.com/Astro_Reid)

Almost 5" rain near New River yesterday, the most recorded in 5 years according to Maricopa County. (12 News)

Some people are putting way too much faith into a forecast model for 8 days out (The Vane)

19Aug/140

Tuesday’s Tucson Forecast: Flash Flood Watch issued for southeastern Arizona

TODAY'S BLOGCAST

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THE CLIFF NOTES

Today - Scattered storms, locally heavy rain. 92°, southwest wind 10-15 MPH.

Tonight - Partly cloudy late. 73°, southeast wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow - Isolated storms, mainly in mountains. 93°, west-southwest 10-15 MPH.

TODAY'S WEATHER HEADLINES

Early morning storms cause flooding issues in Phoenix. (12 News)

Last night's rainfall totals across Metro Tucson. As expected, not a widespread event. (NWS Tucson)

Hurricane hunters to investigate a disturbance in the Atlantic Thursday. (The Weather Channel)

18Aug/140

Monday’s Tucson Forecast: Relative calm after big weekend storms

TODAY'S BLOGCAST

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THE CLIFF NOTES

Today - Isolated storms. 95°, west-southwest wind 5-10 MPH.

Tonight - Isolated storms. 76°, southeast wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow - Scattered storms. 91°, southwest wind 10-15 MPH.

TODAY'S WEATHER HEADLINES

Courtesy: Roger Hill

ICYMI - Landspout tornado touches down in Willcox Friday. What's a landspout? (AMS Glossary)

Weekend rainfall totals across southern Arizona. Drought-denting! (NWS Tucson)

From the "What Can Radar Pick Up" file - a flock of birds in the Gulf. (NWS New Orleans)

15Aug/140

Friday’s Tucson Forecast: Isolated storms, heavy rainfall to wrap the week

TODAY'S BLOGCAST

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THE CLIFF NOTES

Today - Isolated storms. 95°, northwest wind 10-15 MPH.

Tonight - Partly cloudy. 78°, south-southeast 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow - Isolated storms. 97°, west-northwest 10-15 MPH.

TODAY'S WEATHER HEADLINES

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Awesome time-lapse of yesterday's storm drenching the University of Arizona campus (Jeff Czapla-Myers)

Through May, 2014 was one of the least active starts to tornado season in the US. (Storm Prediction Center)

Plane takes off in England while a funnel cloud was present. Yikes! (Washington Post)

14Aug/140

Thursday’s Tucson Forecast: Storm chances slowly decreasing

TODAY'S BLOGCAST

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THE CLIFF NOTES

Today - Isolated storms. 97°, southwest wind 10-15 MPH.

Tonight - Partly cloudy. 77°, southeast wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow - Isolated storms, mainly in mountains. 99°, west-northwest 10-15 MPH.

TODAY'S WEATHER HEADLINES

Crews gaining an upper hand on the Deer Head Fire, using mules for transportation in the Rincons. (Inciweb)

See a rare haboob sweep across eastern Washington earlier this week. (USA Today)

Yes, I took lots of calculus in college for my meteorology degree. Here's why. (AGU Blogosphere)

13Aug/140

Wednesday’s Tucson Forecast: Flash flood concerns continue

TODAY'S BLOGCAST

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THE CLIFF NOTES

Today - Scattered storms. 94°, west-southwest wind 10-15 MPH.

Tonight - Scattered evening storms. 75°, southeast wind 5 MPH.

Tomorrow - Isolated storms. 97°, west wind 10-15 MPH.

TODAY'S WEATHER HEADLINES

Historic flooding the last 24 hours in Baltimore & Long Island. Boston's up next this afternoon. (NBC News)

How much rain fell in your backyard yesterday? Updated southern Arizona rainfall maps here and here. (Twitter.com/KVOAWeather)

Tropical Storm Karina develops in the eastern Pacific. Will have to monitor its westward track this weekend. (National Hurricane Center)

12Aug/140

Tuesday’s Tucson Forecast: “Saguaro Soaker” across southern Arizona

TODAY'S BLOGCAST

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THE CLIFF NOTES

Today - Numerous storms, heavy rainfall. 93°, southeast wind 10-15 MPH.

Tonight - Scattered storms after midnight, heavy rainfall. 74°, southeast wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow - Scattered storms. 94°, southwest wind 5-10 MPH.

TODAY'S WEATHER HEADLINES

Major flooding overtakes Detroit Monday, killing one driver. (Detroit News)

Lake Mead hits its an all-time low, increasing drought fears. (USA Today)

Lightning strikes close to Seattle's Safeco Field last night during a game. Anybody know if they called a lightning delay? (Twitter.com/Mariners)

11Aug/140

Monday’s Tucson Forecast: Increasing thunder threat the next 48 hours

TODAY'S BLOGCAST

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THE CLIFF NOTES

Today - Scattered storms. 99°, east-southeast wind 10-15 MPH.

Tonight - Isolated storms. 79°, southeast wind 10-15 MPH.

Tomorrow - Scattered storms, a few severe. 94°, southeast wind 10-15 MPH.

TODAY'S WEATHER HEADLINES

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Incredible video of an Arizona-sized dust devil in Brooklyn, New York yesterday. (YouTube.com/MichaelGambale)

Rescue bid ongoing for sailboat ensnared in 100+mph winds, 30-foot waves off Hawaii coast. (NBC News)

Perseid meteor shower peaks the next few nights. Clouds & a full moon may spoil the party in southern Arizona. (EarthSky)

8Aug/140

Friday’s Tucson Forecast: Slight storm chances return to the Old Pueblo

TODAY'S BLOGCAST

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THE CLIFF NOTES

Today - Isolated storms. 98°, west-northwest wind 10-15 MPH.

Tonight - Partly cloudy late. 77°, south-southeast 5 MPH.

Tomorrow - Isolated storms. 96°, west wind 10-15 MPH.

TODAY'S WEATHER HEADLINES

Iselle hits Hawaii, becoming the 2nd tropical storm to make landfall on Big Island since 1950. (The Weather Channel)

Hurricane Julio continues churning west of Iselle, should steer away from Hawaii this weekend. (Central Pacific Hurricane Center)

My beloved Minnesota Vikings are playing the next 2 seasons outdoors. To say weather's going to be a factor is an understatement. (AMHQ)

7Aug/140

Thursday’s Tucson Forecast: Monsoon shut-down ending soon

TODAY'S BLOGCAST

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THE CLIFF NOTES

Today - Partly cloudy. 100°, west wind 10-15 MPH.

Tonight - Partly cloudy. 76°, south-southeast wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow - Isolated storms. 98°, west wind 10-15 MPH.

TODAY'S WEATHER HEADLINES

Hawaii braces for its first hurricane since 1992. Iselle slated to make landfall tonight. (NBC News)

NOAA increases odds for a below-average hurricane season in the Atlantic. (NOAA)

El Nino odds decreasing some heading into Fall & Winter. (Climate Prediction Center)