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  • ACTION DAY: Increased chance for rain through next week

    ACTION DAY: Increased chance for rain through next week

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 8:41 PM EDT2018-08-16 00:41:51 GMT

    Tuesday, Aug. 21 is an Action Day for the Tucson area due to the threat of severe thunderstorms, but the chance of rain is higher than normal throughout the week.

    Tuesday, Aug. 21 is an Action Day for the Tucson area due to the threat of severe thunderstorms, but the chance of rain is higher than normal throughout the week.

  • UPDATE: Woman found dead in wash identified

    UPDATE: Woman found dead in wash identified

    Friday, August 10 2018 8:28 PM EDT2018-08-11 00:28:47 GMT
    The Tucson Police Department said the body of Alane Reyes, 34, was located in a midtown wash on Wednesday, Aug. 8. (Source: Reyes Family)The Tucson Police Department said the body of Alane Reyes, 34, was located in a midtown wash on Wednesday, Aug. 8. (Source: Reyes Family)

    The woman found dead in a wash earlier this week had been identified as 34-year-old Alane Reyes.

    The woman found dead in a wash earlier this week had been identified as 34-year-old Alane Reyes.

  • Solar panels sheared off Oro Valley home during monsoon storm

    Solar panels sheared off Oro Valley home during monsoon storm

    Thursday, August 2 2018 8:22 AM EDT2018-08-02 12:22:53 GMT
    (Source: Betsy Preston)(Source: Betsy Preston)
    Source: Betsy PrestonSource: Betsy Preston

    The solar panels on top of Jim and Betsy Preston's home were ripped from the roof during a severe monsoon storm on Wednesday. 

    The solar panels on top of Jim and Betsy Preston's home were ripped from the roof during a severe monsoon storm on Wednesday. 

  • Marana to hand out sandbags to residents

    Marana to hand out sandbags to residents

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 3:15 PM EDT2018-07-11 19:15:57 GMT

    Flooding at your home during monsoon and you live in Marana?  No problem, the Town of Marana will be handing out sandbags to residents every Tuesday, beginning June 19 and lasting through the rainy season.

    Flooding at your home during monsoon and you live in Marana?  No problem, the Town of Marana will be handing out sandbags to residents every Tuesday, beginning June 19 and lasting through the rainy season.

  • UPDATE: Monsoon storm causes flooding, train derailment, road closures and rescues

    UPDATE: Monsoon storm causes flooding, train derailment, road closures and rescues

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 8:44 PM EDT2018-07-11 00:44:52 GMT
    (Source: KOLD News 13)(Source: KOLD News 13)

    The National Weather Service in Tucson has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for northeastern Pima County and south-central Pinal County until 2:30 p.m. 

    The National Weather Service in Tucson has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for northeastern Pima County and south-central Pinal County until 2:30 p.m. 

  • BREAKING

    Crews work swift water rescues on northwest side

    Crews work swift water rescues on northwest side

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 8:44 PM EDT2018-07-11 00:44:22 GMT
    First responders worked several swift water rescues on the northwest side of Tucson Tuesday afternoon after a strong Monsoon storm rolled through the area. (Source: Tucson News Now)First responders worked several swift water rescues on the northwest side of Tucson Tuesday afternoon after a strong Monsoon storm rolled through the area. (Source: Tucson News Now)

    First responders worked several swift water rescues on the northwest side of Tucson Tuesday afternoon after a strong Monsoon storm rolled through the area.

    First responders worked several swift water rescues on the northwest side of Tucson Tuesday afternoon after a strong Monsoon storm rolled through the area.

  • TUCSON TALKS: Mastering the Monsoon

    Monday, July 9 2018 5:20 PM EDT2018-07-09 21:20:04 GMT

    Monsoon is one of the most unique things about southern Arizona.

    Monsoon is one of the most unique things about southern Arizona.

  • BREAKING

    WATCH: Strong wind knocks down art display in Tucson

    WATCH: Strong wind knocks down art display in Tucson

    Thursday, July 5 2018 9:27 PM EDT2018-07-06 01:27:16 GMT
    A monsoon storm hit Tucson Thursday afternoon, bringing with it wind, rain and destruction. One of the art displays on the Kino Parkway overpass at East   22nd Street was knocked down by the storm. (Source: JC Aguilar)A monsoon storm hit Tucson Thursday afternoon, bringing with it wind, rain and destruction. One of the art displays on the Kino Parkway overpass at East 22nd Street was knocked down by the storm. (Source: JC Aguilar)

    A monsoon storm blew into southern Arizona Thursday afternoon, bringing with it rain, wind and destruction.

    A monsoon storm blew into southern Arizona Thursday afternoon, bringing with it rain, wind and destruction.

  • Mastering the monsoon: Tornadoes in Tucson?

    Mastering the monsoon: Tornadoes in Tucson?

    Thursday, June 14 2018 11:19 PM EDT2018-06-15 03:19:18 GMT

    A Tornado in Tucson? It’s more common than you might think. 

    A Tornado in Tucson? It’s more common than you might think.

  • WATCH: Find out what to expect during Monsoon 2018

    WATCH: Find out what to expect during Monsoon 2018

    Thursday, June 14 2018 10:41 PM EDT2018-06-15 02:41:39 GMT

    Monsoon begins Friday, June 15 but we're preparing you for the storms tonight with our special Mastering the Monsoon.

    Monsoon begins Friday, June 15 but we're preparing you for the storms tonight with our special Mastering the Monsoon.

  • Where firefighters are needed most during monsoon season

    Where firefighters are needed most during monsoon season

    Thursday, June 14 2018 8:43 PM EDT2018-06-15 00:43:16 GMT

    Barricades are ready around southern Arizona to keep drivers from dangers that could be waiting in floodwaters after a monsoon storm. 

    Barricades are ready around southern Arizona to keep drivers from dangers that could be waiting in floodwaters after a monsoon storm. 

  • Pima County Transportation is prepared for monsoon 2018

    Pima County Transportation is prepared for monsoon 2018

    Thursday, June 14 2018 6:52 PM EDT2018-06-14 22:52:03 GMT

    The Pima County Department of Transportation is prepared to respond to 2018 monsoon storm events. 

    The Pima County Department of Transportation is prepared to respond to 2018 monsoon storm events. 

  • 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
    Wednesday, June 13 2018 6:11 PM EDT2018-06-13 22:11:43 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    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.

  • First Alert Action Days: FAQ

    First Alert Action Days: FAQ

    Thursday, May 24 2018 8:56 PM EDT2018-05-25 00:56:07 GMT

    We receive many questions regarding our First Alert Action Days in our forecasts.  Here are some frequently asked questions and answers that shed some light on what they mean:

    We receive many questions regarding our First Alert Action Days in our forecasts.  Here are some frequently asked questions and answers that shed some light on what they mean:

  • Record-Breaking October 2016

    Record-Breaking October 2016

    Friday, March 2 2018 1:11 PM EST2018-03-02 18:11:53 GMT
    image: Tucson News Nowimage: Tucson News Now
    image: Tucson News Nowimage: Tucson News Now

    A breakdown of just how warm October 2016 was...

    A breakdown of just how warm October 2016 was...

  • 15 National Parks seen from space

    15 National Parks seen from space

    Friday, March 2 2018 1:11 PM EST2018-03-02 18:11:50 GMT
    Katmai N.P. via NASA.govKatmai N.P. via NASA.gov
    Katmai N.P. via NASA.govKatmai N.P. via NASA.gov

    In honor of the 100th birthday of the National Park Service, all 412 National Parks will have free admission this weekend. Now let's check out some of our nations best parks as seen from the International Space Station...

    In honor of the 100th birthday of the National Park Service, all 412 National Parks will have free admission this weekend. Now let's check out some of our nations best parks as seen from the International Space Station...

  • Explaining our sunsets

    Explaining our sunsets

    Friday, March 2 2018 1:11 PM EST2018-03-02 18:11:49 GMT
    image: Tucson News Nowimage: Tucson News Now
    image: Tucson News Nowimage: Tucson News Now

    Did you notice the lines in the sky during today's sunset?  It's fairly common in Arizona. In fact, it's common enough to make the Arizona State Flag, but it's still always fascinating to see.

    Did you notice the lines in the sky during today's sunset?  It's fairly common in Arizona. In fact, it's common enough to make the Arizona State Flag, but it's still always fascinating to see.

  • 2016 warmer and wetter than average

    2016 warmer and wetter than average

    Wednesday, January 4 2017 3:37 PM EST2017-01-04 20:37:49 GMT
    Image: Wikimedia commonsImage: Wikimedia commons

    2016 will go into the record books as a warmer and wetter than average year.  In fact, 2016 tied 2014 as the warmest year on record with an average temperature of 72.1 degrees according to the National Weather Service in Tucson.  2015 was the 2nd warmest year on record with an average temperature of 71.5 degrees.   To be clear, the average temperature averages out the daily and nightly temperatures throughout the entire year.  To break it down further, if you only...

    2016 will go into the record books as a warmer and wetter than average year.  In fact, 2016 tied 2014 as the warmest year on record with an average temperature of 72.1 degrees according to the National Weather Service in Tucson.  2015 was the 2nd warmest year on record with an average temperature of 71.5 degrees.   To be clear, the average temperature averages out the daily and nightly temperatures throughout the entire year.  To break it down further, if you only...

  • Rare lightning photo snapped over China

    Rare lightning photo snapped over China

    Wednesday, August 17 2016 3:36 PM EDT2016-08-17 19:36:58 GMT
    Credit: Photographer Phebe PanCredit: Photographer Phebe Pan
    Photographer Phebe Pan snapped this picture on August 13th while attempting to catch a shot of a Perseid meteor.  He captured the shot while working up on Shi Keng Kong, the highest mountain peak in the Guangdong province, according to spaceweather.com. According to Oscar van der Velde, of the Lightning Research Group at the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, what Pan captured is known as a gigantic jet, which is similar to a sprite.  He added, "Gigantic j...
    Photographer Phebe Pan snapped this picture on August 13th while attempting to catch a shot of a Perseid meteor.  He captured the shot while working up on Shi Keng Kong, the highest mountain peak in the Guangdong province, according to spaceweather.com. According to Oscar van der Velde, of the Lightning Research Group at the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, what Pan captured is known as a gigantic jet, which is similar to a sprite.  He added, "Gigantic j...
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