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  • Quake, at least 5.5 in magnitude, strikes southern Iran

    Quake, at least 5.5 in magnitude, strikes southern Iran

    Thursday, April 19 2018 3:21 AM EDT2018-04-19 07:21:55 GMT
    Thursday, April 19 2018 9:44 AM EDT2018-04-19 13:44:51 GMT
    US Geological Survey: Magnitude 5.5 quake hits southern Iran near nuclear plant; felt in Bahrain, Persian Gulf.
    US Geological Survey: Magnitude 5.5 quake hits southern Iran near nuclear plant; felt in Bahrain, Persian Gulf.
  • Minnesota firehouse opens doors during blizzard for prom

    Minnesota firehouse opens doors during blizzard for prom

    Monday, April 16 2018 6:38 AM EDT2018-04-16 10:38:32 GMT
    Thursday, April 19 2018 6:36 AM EDT2018-04-19 10:36:37 GMT
    With as much as 15 inches (38 centimeters) of snow in the forecast, the students couldn't take photos outside for what they called #BlizzardProm.With as much as 15 inches (38 centimeters) of snow in the forecast, the students couldn't take photos outside for what they called #BlizzardProm.

    Firefighters came to the rescue for a group of Minnesota high school students when a blizzard struck during their prom.

    Firefighters came to the rescue for a group of Minnesota high school students when a blizzard struck during their prom.

  • Shallow Indonesia quake kills 3, damages hundreds of homes

    Shallow Indonesia quake kills 3, damages hundreds of homes

    Thursday, April 19 2018 12:01 AM EDT2018-04-19 04:01:51 GMT
    Thursday, April 19 2018 2:22 AM EDT2018-04-19 06:22:27 GMT
    A shallow earthquake in central Indonesia has killed three people and damaged more than 300 homes.
    A shallow earthquake in central Indonesia has killed three people and damaged more than 300 homes.
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  • Dust detection and warning system may be in operation by fall 2018

    Dust detection and warning system may be in operation by fall 2018

    Friday, March 2 2018 1:20 PM EST2018-03-02 18:20:08 GMT
    (Source: Arizona Department of Transportation)(Source: Arizona Department of Transportation)
    (Source: Arizona Department of Transportation)(Source: Arizona Department of Transportation)

    Arizona Department of Transportation engineers are working on the design now, focusing first on a 10-mile stretch from Picacho Peak to Eloy.  

    Arizona Department of Transportation engineers are working on the design now, focusing first on a 10-mile stretch from Picacho Peak to Eloy.  

  • Monsoon 101: Why is dew point important to the monsoon?

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    Wednesday, February 28 2018 2:21 PM EST2018-02-28 19:21:11 GMT
    Warm, moist tropical air is needed for monsoon storms to get going over Southeast Arizona.  That is why we track the dew point numbers very closely this time of year. When dew points are below 54°, the
    Why are the dew points important to the monsoon?
  • Tracking the rise and fall of floods

    Tracking the rise and fall of floods

    Monday, September 15 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-09-15 17:38:27 GMT
    Wednesday, February 28 2018 2:21 PM EST2018-02-28 19:21:18 GMT

    Flash Flood Warnings are issued for an area by the local National Weather Service Office.  In Tucson, that office is located on the University of Arizona campus.  The meteorologists on duty at the time

    The extremes of flash floods can be seen on streamflow gauges located across the area.

  • Car experts offer advice for monsoon maintenance

    Car experts offer advice for monsoon maintenance

    Monday, June 12 2017 7:51 PM EDT2017-06-12 23:51:27 GMT

    Tucson can see quite a bit of rain during the monsoon, and thanks to a mixture of heat, rain and dust, cars can take quite a beating.

    Tucson can see quite a bit of rain during the monsoon, and thanks to a mixture of heat, rain and dust, cars can take quite a beating.

  • Check rain totals in your neighborhood

    Check rain totals in your neighborhood

    Tuesday, January 5 2016 9:52 AM EST2016-01-05 14:52:10 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 11:04 AM EDT2017-07-20 15:04:28 GMT

    Join a network of your neighbors and report rain totals in your area.

    Join a network of your neighbors and report rain totals in your area.

  • MAPS: Check on power outages in your area

    MAPS: Check on power outages in your area

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 8:10 PM EDT2017-06-22 00:10:07 GMT

    Keep track of the power outages in the Tucson area with interactive maps from TEP and Trico Electric Cooperative.

    Keep track of the power outages in the Tucson area with interactive maps from TEP and Trico Electric Cooperative.

  • Monsoon 101: What causes the monsoon?

    Monsoon 101: What causes the monsoon?

    Thursday, June 26 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-06-26 16:42:36 GMT
    Wednesday, June 14 2017 11:31 PM EDT2017-06-15 03:31:33 GMT

    By Erin Jordan - bio | email | Facebook | Twitter TUCSON, AZ (KOLD) - To begin the North American Monsoon, there needs to be two key features in place in the atmosphere. The first is the Monsoon High.

    To begin the North American Monsoon, there needs to be two key features in place in the atmosphere.

  • Driving around barricades, into flooded washes dangerous and expensive

    Driving around barricades, into flooded washes dangerous and expensive

    Friday, August 15 2014 9:21 PM EDT2014-08-16 01:21:31 GMT
    Monday, June 12 2017 8:26 PM EDT2017-06-13 00:26:13 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    When the rains fall during the monsoon, washes and rivers around Tucson can fill quickly.

    When the rains fall during the monsoon, washes and rivers around Tucson can fill quickly.

  • Safety Tips: How to survive dust storm while driving

    Safety Tips: How to survive dust storm while driving

    (Source: ADOT)(Source: ADOT)

    Know what to do if you encounter a dust storm while driving.

    Know what to do if you encounter a dust storm while driving.

  • Monsoon 101: Lightning safety

    Monsoon 101: Lightning safety

    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    The best way to avoid lightning, flash floods, and other dangerous conditions.

    The best way to avoid lightning, flash floods, and other dangerous conditions.

  • Monsoon 101: How to deal with those 'creepy crawlers'

    Monsoon 101: How to deal with those 'creepy crawlers'

    Friday, July 17 2015 7:47 AM EDT2015-07-17 11:47:32 GMT
    Monday, June 12 2017 7:33 PM EDT2017-06-12 23:33:08 GMT
    (Source: Eunice Su-Yin Ng)(Source: Eunice Su-Yin Ng)

    The monsoon moves those creepy, crawlers from outside to inside and many homeowners are a little disturbed by this trend. 

    The monsoon moves those creepy, crawlers from outside to inside and many homeowners are a little disturbed by this trend. 

  • Monsoon 101: Why should you get flood insurance?

    Monsoon 101: Why should you get flood insurance?

    Monday, June 12 2017 7:00 PM EDT2017-06-12 23:00:33 GMT

    Thousands of Tucson families are at risk of water soaking their precious memories. It is not a matter of if, but when the damage will happen. 

    Thousands of Tucson families are at risk of water soaking their precious memories. It is not a matter of if, but when the damage will happen. 

  • What to do before, during and after a flood

    What to do before, during and after a flood

    Monday, June 8 2015 10:01 AM EDT2015-06-08 14:01:58 GMT
    Monday, June 12 2017 6:57 PM EDT2017-06-12 22:57:49 GMT

    Most standard flood insurance policies do not cover flood damage. Get your family ready for the danger, plus check into flood insurance to protect your financial investment. 

    Most standard flood insurance policies do not cover flood damage. Get your family ready for the danger, plus check into flood insurance to protect your financial investment. 

  • Tips on protecting your pets during the monsoon

    Tips on protecting your pets during the monsoon

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 7:21 PM EDT2014-09-16 23:21:32 GMT
    Monday, June 12 2017 6:44 PM EDT2017-06-12 22:44:06 GMT
    (Source: Humane Society of Southern Arizona)(Source: Humane Society of Southern Arizona)

    Monsoon can be devastating to pets with the possibility of high winds, falling tree limbs, debris and the potential for fast rising water, according to shelter officials.

    Monsoon can be devastating to pets with the possibility of high winds, falling tree limbs, debris and the potential for fast rising water, according to shelter officials.

  • Monsoon 101: Why do we say 'Monsoon'

    Monsoon 101: Why do we say 'Monsoon'

    Friday, June 9 2017 8:43 PM EDT2017-06-10 00:43:24 GMT

    The monsoon is a singular word that describes all the storms that form during the summer. Monsoon is derived from the Arabic word "mausim" which means "season" or "wind-shift".  The wind shift refers

    Monsoon is derived from the Arabic word "mausim" which means "season" or "wind-shift".

  • 'This is awesome' Tagging along with a storm chaser

    'This is awesome' Tagging along with a storm chaser

    Friday, June 9 2017 8:24 PM EDT2017-06-10 00:24:35 GMT
    Storm chaser Greg McCown and Tucson News Now anchor Craig Thomas set up for a photo shoot. (Source: KOLD News 13)Storm chaser Greg McCown and Tucson News Now anchor Craig Thomas set up for a photo shoot. (Source: KOLD News 13)

    When the Monsoon roars through southern Arizona, storm chasers head out to try to get the best pictures.

    When the Monsoon roars through southern Arizona, storm chasers head out to try to get the best pictures.

  • Monsoon 101: What is the 'Stupid Motorist Law'?

    Monsoon 101: What is the 'Stupid Motorist Law'?

    Monday, June 16 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-06-17 03:25:08 GMT
    Friday, June 9 2017 8:22 PM EDT2017-06-10 00:22:52 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Check out See It, Snap It, Send It video of two trucks driving through a flooded wash and find out why, even if they did get stuck, they would not be charged with the law.

    Check out See It, Snap It, Send It video of two trucks driving through a flooded wash and find out why, even if they did get stuck, they would not be charged with the law.

  • Monsoon 101: Arizona Haboobs

    Monsoon 101: Arizona Haboobs

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 1:07 PM EDT2014-06-17 17:07:33 GMT
    Friday, June 9 2017 8:21 PM EDT2017-06-10 00:21:30 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    "Haboob" is an Arabic word referring to a giant dust storm. Unlike a localized event of blowing dust, these clouds of dust can overcome metropolitan areas of millions of people, snarling traffic and closing

    Learn about these mammoth dust storms that can encompass entire metro areas in minutes, all started from monsoon storms!

  • Monsoon 101: Dry microbursts and the damage they can do

    Monsoon 101: Dry microbursts and the damage they can do

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-06-17 17:08:06 GMT
    Friday, June 9 2017 7:44 PM EDT2017-06-09 23:44:29 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Microbursts are common in southern Arizona during the Monsoon. They often take down power poles, leaving us in the dark and without air conditioning during the hottest part of the summer! First, it's important

    Microbursts are common in southern Arizona during the Monsoon. They often take down power poles, leaving us in the dark and without air conditioning during the hottest part of the summer! First, it's important

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  • Snowmelt floods roads, fields in much of northern Montana

    Snowmelt floods roads, fields in much of northern Montana

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 6:41 PM EDT2018-04-18 22:41:48 GMT
    Wednesday, April 18 2018 8:17 PM EDT2018-04-19 00:17:11 GMT
    (Ryan Welch/Havre Daily News via AP). Ben Miller looks at the sand bags around the house he owns as water runs over South Main Street in Harlem, Mont., Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The sand bags, all 235 of them, go around the house he rents to Jeff Werk w...(Ryan Welch/Havre Daily News via AP). Ben Miller looks at the sand bags around the house he owns as water runs over South Main Street in Harlem, Mont., Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The sand bags, all 235 of them, go around the house he rents to Jeff Werk w...
    Snowmelt is washing out roads, flooding fields and spilling rivers and streams over their banks in much of northern Montana.
    Snowmelt is washing out roads, flooding fields and spilling rivers and streams over their banks in much of northern Montana.
  • Rescue crews airlift hundreds stranded after Hawaii storm

    Rescue crews airlift hundreds stranded after Hawaii storm

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 11:01 PM EDT2018-04-18 03:01:23 GMT
    Wednesday, April 18 2018 1:15 AM EDT2018-04-18 05:15:00 GMT
    (Courtesy of Hawaii Governor's Office via AP). In this Monday, April 16, 2018, photo provided by the Office of the Governor, Hawaii, Hawaii Gov. David Ige, left, flies over the flood-damaged areas of the island of Kauai. Heavy rains on Kauai let up on ...(Courtesy of Hawaii Governor's Office via AP). In this Monday, April 16, 2018, photo provided by the Office of the Governor, Hawaii, Hawaii Gov. David Ige, left, flies over the flood-damaged areas of the island of Kauai. Heavy rains on Kauai let up on ...
    Hundreds of people have been airlifted out of dangerous floodwaters on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, but authorities said Tuesday that others are still stranded at evacuation centers.
    Hundreds of people have been airlifted out of dangerous floodwaters on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, but authorities said Tuesday that others are still stranded at evacuation centers.
  • Heavy rains ease, rescue efforts improve after Hawaii storm

    Heavy rains ease, rescue efforts improve after Hawaii storm

    Monday, April 16 2018 6:55 PM EDT2018-04-16 22:55:03 GMT
    Tuesday, April 17 2018 7:54 AM EDT2018-04-17 11:54:52 GMT
    (Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Verdura/U.S. Coast Guard via AP). This Sunday, April 15, 2018 image taken from video provided by the U.S. Coast Guard shows flooding along Kauai's Hanalei Bay, Hawaii. Hawaii Gov. David Ige issued an emergency proclamat...(Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Verdura/U.S. Coast Guard via AP). This Sunday, April 15, 2018 image taken from video provided by the U.S. Coast Guard shows flooding along Kauai's Hanalei Bay, Hawaii. Hawaii Gov. David Ige issued an emergency proclamat...
    Heavy rains on Kauai are allowing emergency workers to better rescue people stranded by flooding.
    Heavy rains on Kauai are allowing emergency workers to better rescue people stranded by flooding.
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