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Monsoon Links: Stay safe during severe weather

As monsoon storms hit Arizona, stay safe with the latest alerts.

Follow the action on the Tucson News Now First Alert Interactive Radar. Also sign up for Tucson News Now e-mail and text message alerts for the latest severe weather information. For iPhone, Android, and tablet computer users download the Tucson News Now Weather App from your app store.

Get traffic and road condition updates from the interactive map at AZ 511 Statewide Road Alerts, plus visit the TucsonNewsNow.comtraffic webpage.

Dust storms are common during the monsoon as gusty winds from severe storms pick up dirt off the desert.  Stay safe with these dust storm driving tips from the Arizona Department of Transportation. For the latest blowing dust alerts also download the University of Arizona Dust Storm app to your Smartphone or Tablet computer.

Check the TucsonNewsNow.com Wildfire webpage for the latest information on wildfires burning in Arizona.

Dust storms and wildfire smoke can impact people with asthma or respiratory conditions.  Find up-to-the-minute air quality levels at AirInfoNow.org.

The Arizona Emergency Information Network also tracks weather impacts across the state.

For flight delays, check out the  Tucson News NowFlight Tracker.

Upload photos and video to See It, Snap It, Send It on TucsonNewsNow.com. Or e-mail pictures and video to pics@tucsonnewsnow.com.  Stay safe while taking photos and video.  Avoid putting yourself in danger.

Take a look at live cameras across Arizona linked to TucsonNewsNow.com.

The National Weather Service storm reports and public information statements for monsoon storms impacts can be found here.  The Tucson National Weather Service also has an extensive Monsoon page that tracks the dew point, lists historical data on rainfall, and more.

To find out how much rain fell in your backyard check out Rainlog.org.  This is a network of your neighbors that report rain totals at their homes. You can also sign up to report rain totals. To see how much rain fell in your area, simply zoom in and out on the Google map for rain total reports nearby. You can also sign up for the Rain Mapper e-mail.

Pima County Regional Flood Control ALERT System is a network on weather and streamflow sensors in the Tucson metropolitan area. These sensors measure rain totals with some measuring how much water is flowing in area washes. Plus every hour, this Precipitation Report is updated. Many neighborhoods and towns in and around the city of Tucson have multiple sensors.

Arizona National Weather Service storm reports and public information statements for weather impacts can be found here.

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