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Forecasters predict hot monsoon, though rainfall is up in the air

A lack of El Niño this year makes how much it will rain hard to forecast.

Animal experts caution extra care for pets in hot weather

Excessive heat warning means companions should move indoors if possible.

Tucson sees hottest May on record

This year's May average was nearly 5 degrees higher than normal, according to data from the National Weather Service.

Heat wave to hit the Southwest

The National Weather Service says some records may be broken or tied.

Don't count on warm weather to ease coronavirus spread, says biologist

The virus is still too new and unfamiliar to fully understand.

"Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Adiba Nelson shares an open love letter to all women, everywhere; and how UA scientists are understanding climate change through research in the Southern Ocean.

January 2020 was warmest January in 141 years of records, NOAA says

The four warmest Januaries documented in the climate record have occurred since 2016, the agency said.

Rain, snow expected early this week over New Mexico, Arizona

Winter weather is returning to parts of New Mexico and Arizona early this week.

Study: Four Corners drought intensified by human-induced warming

A researcher said the drought showed what climate change is like "in the here and now."

Heat deaths continue to rise, as federal disaster relief continues to lag

While weather events like floods lead can lead to relief money, no extreme heat events have been declared a federal disaster.

The great white whale, sighted in Tucson!

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A conversation with ecologist Brad Lancaster; and the series "Youth Crossing Gender Borders" begins.

No mere dust devil: Tornado near Willcox a rarity for Arizona

The tornado reached speeds of 90-100 mph and injured two people.

UA Special Collections: Preserving the Stories

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The TUSD's ongoing debate about expanding sex education; Is there any hope left for the 2019 monsoon?; and has Arizona's "stupid motorist law" increased flash flood safety?

'Stupid motorist law' rarely enforced in Tucson area

Flooding on area roads leads to rescues.

Dry monsoon caused by roaming high-pressure system

This year's monsoon in Tucson is almost 3.5 inches behind what the area received last year.

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