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Friday morning haze started with monsoon storms in Cabo, Hermosillo

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Strong storms south of the border picked up dust and dirt from the deserts in Mexico, blowing the haze into Arizona early Friday morning. 

Monsoon Links: Stay safe during severe weather

Find out how you can get the latest severe weather alerts to your mobile phone and e-mail, along with links to rain totals in your backyard, safety tips for when floods, thunderstorms, and dust storms hit, plus where to send you own pictures and video of the monsoon.

Severe storm threat prompts Blowing Dust Advisory, could impact travel today

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An advisory means conditions are favorable for development but are not happening at present. The advisory is a 'heads-up' to the possible danger.

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  • 45 years since moon landing, documentary explores UA involvement

    45 years since moon landing, documentary explores UA involvement

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:45 AM EDT2014-07-22 09:45:03 GMT
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  • Meteor shower peaking next week, increasing shooting stars right now

    Meteor shower peaking next week, increasing shooting stars right now

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:19 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:19:30 GMT
    The best time for viewing is between midnight and dawn, which is around 5 AM this time of year.
    The best time for viewing is between midnight and dawn, which is around 5 AM this time of year.
  • Check rain totals in your neighborhood

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  • Record highs outpacing record lows in recent decades

    Record highs outpacing record lows in recent decades

    Thursday, July 17 2014 12:08 PM EDT2014-07-17 16:08:27 GMT
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    But so far this year the trend is opposite. Not for Tucson but for the country as a whole thanks to a powerful Polar Vortex that froze much of the nation earlier this year.
  • Lull in the tropics not good for the monsoon

    Lull in the tropics not good for the monsoon

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  • Arizona Aftershocks

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  • Earthquakes in Arizona are rare

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    Cell phone warnings could save lives

    Thursday, June 12 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-06-12 14:48:51 GMT
    During the monsoon, storms can form in a matter of minutes and dangerous conditions can come out of seemingly no where. Radio and Television has traditionally been the source of most weather warnings,
    Cell phones are now giving you life-saving information during severe weather.
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