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Storm Postmortem: Thunderous end to August in southern Arizona

We called for a 30% chance of scattered storms through midnight. We did not anticipate activity lingering well into the overnight hours for Metro Tucson. So what happened? 304 more words

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So long to the Arizona drought?

Spring rainfall was a pleasant surprise. The Monsoon has been respectable. Could a wet Fall wipe out the Arizona drought?

The drought update as of August 18th shows 71% of the state under moderate drought. 196 more words

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Chicago Area Rainfall Totals For Aug. 18-19, 2015

For the second night in a row, the Chicago area got drenched by strong thunderstorms, soaked with rain overnight, with some suburbs getting more than 3 inches of rain. 897 more words

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Mid-August Monsoon rainfall update

How has El Niño affected Monsoon 2015? Depends on your elevation.

As of August 17th, Tucson International Airport has recorded 3.33″ rainfall since the start of Monsoon 2015. 176 more words

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Chicago Area Rainfall Totals For Aug. 17-18, 2015

The Chicago area got soaked with rain overnight, with 2 to 3 inches in some suburbs, and 4 to 6 inches in some parts of northwest Indiana. 743 more words

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Storm Postmortem: Tuesday's rare twin-billing of Monsoon action

As a born & raised Minnesotan, it felt like one of the big Summer storm days in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

Yesterday was unusual. When we start the day with strong morning storms, development typically ends up suppressed for the late afternoon/early evening hours. 1,544 more words

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Climatology 101: 37th warmest, 52nd wettest July on record

A late thunderstorm saved Tucson from one of the drier months of July in recent memory.

Thanks to 1.49″ rain at Tucson International Airport on the 28th, July 2015 goes down as the 52nd wettest on record. 513 more words

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