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Phoenix, AZ, United States

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All grown up, Christmas Angel recipient now gives other kids the joy he felt

“Every year, I’ll go and select several children from the tree to ensure they get what they need to have the same experience that I had growing up on Christmas morning.” → Read More

Dry and warm winter possible for Arizona and desert southwest

Things don’t look so good for the watersheds in Arizona and the Colorado River watershed. → Read More

WATCH: Man stuck on top of Jeep rescued from rushing floodwaters in Golden Valley

Video shows the man sitting on the top of his Jeep waiting for help. → Read More

Arizona’s drought may not see any relief until this summer, new predictions show

New prediction models show most of Arizona can expect an above-average chance of warmer temperatures for the rest of spring 2022. We could see active monsoon storms this Summer. → Read More

Understanding the science behind the 'cool pavement project' in Phoenix

The sun's light is reflected and must go somewhere. → Read More

Phoenix hits first 90-degree day of the year

Record heat is possible this upcoming holiday weekend. Click for more details. → Read More

Has climate change ended record lows in Phoenix?

The last time we were below freezing at Sky Harbor was January 2, 2019, when we dropped to 30 degrees. → Read More

Rain, snow and wind headed into Arizona

Rain and snow possible this weekend. Click for details. → Read More

The Monsoon by date or dew point?

Since 2008, the Arizona monsoon is deemed started on June 15th and finished on Sept. 30th. Is it a good system? → Read More

VIDEO: Crazy rain, flood took out Mill Avenue Bridge in Tempe 27 years ago today

It rained for 14 straight days in Phoenix in January 1993. That plus the snow in the mountains sparked a tremendous flood along the Salt River basin. → Read More

Christmas forecast: Rainy in the Phoenix area, snowy in the higher elevations

Right now, it looks like we’ll see a decent amount of rain in the deserts, averaging about half an inch around metro Phoenix on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. → Read More

Where has monsoon 2019 gone?

It’s Aug. 15 and we only have a month and a half left for the monsoon. And so far, it’s been pretty pathetic around the state. → Read More

The strangeness of lightning

The longest lightning flash was nearly 200 miles long. And the longest lifespan of a lightning bolt was nearly 8 seconds. Nature is pretty incredible. → Read More

100 Degrees in Phoenix for the First time in 2018

On Tuesday, April 10, the thermometer at Sky Harbor Airport reached 100 degrees at 2:48 p.m. Record keeping goes back to 1896. → Read More

The amazing discovery of cold fronts 100 years ago

The theory of warm and cold fronts was developed about 100 years ago by scientists who NEVER got to look at a satellite photo of clouds from space. And, amazingly, they got it right. → Read More

Royal Norman shares his 2 favorite worst forecasts

"The stories are true both are super bad because I was being so definite," Royal Norman said. → Read More

So it hasn't snowed in Flagstaff yet this season?

There's a surprisingly low tech way the snow is measured at Flagstaff, Arizona. → Read More

Christmas in Arizona 100 years ago

The world was at war when Arizonans celebrated Christmas 100 years ago and the territory was much smaller, with a little more than 300,000 people living here. We take a look back. → Read More

Antique electric fans are cool

A few years ago I saw an antique electric fan at a garage sale in the neighborhood. It was from the 1950s so wasn’t that old, but that’s what got → Read More

Royal drums up car wash business and delivers beautiful weekend forecast

Royal drummed up some up car wash business and delivered a beautiful weekend forecast. → Read More