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Rain finally in SE Arizona

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Not a lot of rain for the calendar year so far, but with the gray skies and heavy rain in the state today, if sure looked like we were in for some wet weather in Tucson. Some areas of the metro picked

Saturn's rings birthing new moon

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft has documented the formation of a small icy object within the rings of Saturn. Informally named "Peggy," the object may be a new moon.

Latest forecast shows possible strong El Niño, good & bad for AZ

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El Niño generally leads to a wet winter, but an El Niño in the summer could weaken the monsoon. 

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  • Saturn's rings birthing new moon

    Saturn's rings birthing new moon

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-04-16 19:45:00 GMT
    Written By: NASA NASA's Cassini spacecraft has documented the formation of a small icy object within the rings of Saturn. Informally named "Peggy," the object may be a new moon. "We have not seen anything
    NASA's Cassini spacecraft has documented the formation of a small icy object within the rings of Saturn. Informally named "Peggy," the object may be a new moon.
  • New IPCC report highlights climate change impacts

    New IPCC report highlights climate change impacts

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-04-15 16:31:06 GMT
    This week, the Intergovermental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) approved part two of a comprehensive report on the science of climate change.   Warmer global temperatures are affecting how and where we
    Here in the Southwest the big concerns are drought, fresh water availability, and wildfire risk. All of these factors are affected by warmer average yearly temperatures, usually in a bad way for Arizona.  




     
  • Latest forecast shows possible strong El Niño, good & bad for AZ

    Latest forecast shows possible strong El Niño, good & bad for AZ

    Thursday, April 10 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-04-10 20:32:36 GMT
    El Niño and La Niña refer to sea surface temperature (SST) of the eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean, off the coast of central America.  The temperature of the water in this area can influence weather across
    El Niño generally leads to a wet winter, but an El Niño in the summer could weaken the monsoon. 
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