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  • Missing: Sunshine in SoCal

    Missing: Sunshine in SoCal

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 3:34 PM EDT2017-05-24 19:34:56 GMT
    An example of "May Grey" in Southern California (Source: Associated Press)An example of "May Grey" in Southern California (Source: Associated Press)

    While many Arizonans head west to escape the summer heat of the desert, they may be surprised to find a lack of sunshine if they hit the beaches of Southern California in May or June.  A weather phenomenon called May Grey/June Gloom is to blame. 

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    While many Arizonans head west to escape the summer heat of the desert, they may be surprised to find a lack of sunshine if they hit the beaches of Southern California in May or June.  A weather phenomenon called May Grey/June Gloom is to blame. 

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  • April Warnecke's favorite spot in Arizona

    April Warnecke's favorite spot in Arizona

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 9:47 PM EDT2017-05-18 01:47:09 GMT

    People spend more time at Arizona's Lake Powell than any other National Park in the country. With its red rock canyons and crystal green waters, it's easy to see why. 

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    People spend more time at Arizona's Lake Powell than any other National Park in the country. With its red rock canyons and crystal green waters, it's easy to see why. 

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  • Valley boy inspires holiday hope

    Valley boy inspires holiday hope

    Friday, December 23 2016 10:43 AM EST2016-12-23 15:43:14 GMT
    Dylan Darland aka Dylan Strong (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Dylan Darland aka Dylan Strong (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    A Valley family is especially thankful to be together for the holidays this year after a tragic boating accident this past summer changed their lives forever. Dylan Darland, 7, was thrown from a boat and run over during a trip to Lake Powell in July. 

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    A Valley family is especially thankful to be together for the holidays this year after a tragic boating accident this past summer changed their lives forever. Dylan Darland, 7, was thrown from a boat and run over during a trip to Lake Powell in July. 

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  • Photographer chases flash floods

    Photographer chases flash floods

    Friday, June 17 2016 2:21 AM EDT2016-06-17 06:21:01 GMT
    David Rankin chases the flash floods that come after the monsoon storm. (Source: Rankin Studio)David Rankin chases the flash floods that come after the monsoon storm. (Source: Rankin Studio)

    Arizona has a growing squad of stormchasers who live for the monsoon.  But one chaser is carving out his own niche chasing flash floods.

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    Arizona has a growing squad of stormchasers who live for the monsoon.  But one chaser is carving out his own niche chasing flash floods.

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  • Tips for taking great weather pictures

    Tips for taking great weather pictures

    Wednesday, June 15 2016 8:00 PM EDT2016-06-16 00:00:16 GMT
    Taking weather pictures like this one can be easier with certain tricks. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Taking weather pictures like this one can be easier with certain tricks. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    The beauty of Mother Nature is really on display here in Arizona during the monsoon, but that doesn't mean trying to take a picture of it is easy. Professional photographer and storm chaser Mike Olbinski has some tips. 

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    The beauty of Mother Nature is really on display here in Arizona during the monsoon, but that doesn't mean trying to take a picture of it is easy. Professional photographer and storm chaser Mike Olbinski has some tips. 

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  • Arizona offers perfect weather for wine industry

    Arizona offers perfect weather for wine industry

    Saturday, June 11 2016 2:00 AM EDT2016-06-11 06:00:28 GMT

    The monsoon season provides much-needed rain for the deserts of our state, but in the Verde Valley, that moisture also helps nourish a growing wine industry. 

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    The monsoon season provides much-needed rain for the deserts of our state, but in the Verde Valley, that moisture also helps nourish a growing wine industry. 

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  • 5 Expert tips for taking great family pictures

    5 Expert tips for taking great family pictures

    Professional photographer Mike Olbinski is fantastic at capturing special family moments, so we asked him to spill some secrets.More >
    Professional photographer Mike Olbinski is fantastic at capturing special family moments, so we asked him to spill some secrets.More >
  • Local company gives mobility scooters stylish makeover

    Local company gives mobility scooters stylish makeover

    Forget those slow cumbersome scooters your grandmother used to get around. Mobility scooters by EWheels are speedy, sleek and stylish.More >
    Forget those slow cumbersome scooters your grandmother used to get around. Mobility scooters by EWheels are speedy, sleek and stylish.More >
  • Hope Women's Center helps Valley women

    Hope Women's Center helps Valley women

    To engage, encourage and equip. That's the goal of Hope Women's Center.More >
    To engage, encourage and equip. That's the goal of Hope Women's Center.More >
  • Valley charity battles childhood hunger

    Valley charity battles childhood hunger

    Kitchen on the Street sends home "bags of hope" with the kids on the weekends, helping families stretch their food budgets and keeping kids' stomachs full.More >
    Kitchen on the Street sends home "bags of hope" with the kids on the weekends, helping families stretch their food budgets and keeping kids' stomachs full.More >
  • East Valley charity helps hungry kids

    East Valley charity helps hungry kids

    As the problem of childhood hunger becomes more evident in schools, educators are learning that full stomachs often lead to more focused students. That's where a charity called AZBrainfood comes in.More >
    As the problem of childhood hunger becomes more evident in schools, educators are learning that full stomachs often lead to more focused students. That's where a charity called AZBrainfood comes in.More >
  • 3TV kicks off 2nd Annual Battle Against Childhood Hunger

    3TV kicks off 2nd Annual Battle Against Childhood Hunger

    Arizona's Family kicks off our second annual Battle Against Childhood Hunger this week.More >
    Arizona's Family kicks off our second annual Battle Against Childhood Hunger this week.More >

April WarneckeEmmy Award-winning meteorologist April Warnecke joined 3TV in 2005.

Click to learn more about April.

April Warnecke
Good Morning Meteorologist

You can catch her bright and early, delivering forecasts weekday mornings on "Good Morning! Arizona."

April grew up in the Valley and is very familiar with the excitement of Arizona weather. After graduating from Gilbert High School, April moved to Tucson to study at the University of Arizona. She has both a degree in journalism and meteorology certification.

After school, April moved to Medford, OR to start her broadcast journalism career. She spent a few years at the CBS affiliate there before moving to Spokane, WA and then finally home to join Arizona's Family -- and her own.

April says she grew up watching 3TV, and was thrilled to return to the Valley.

She loves forecasting monsoon storms and says the unpredictability of the season is what makes it exciting. From graupel, hail and dust storms to flash flooding and lightning, our Arizona weather is so unique that it often makes headlines all over the world.

April and her husband have two sons and love getting outdoors, traveling around Arizona and being involved in this great community they proudly call home.

Let April know about the weather in your neighborhood on 3TV's Facebook page.

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