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  • The Rain in Spain

    The Rain in Spain

    The Rain in Spain

    Sunday, October 22 2017 12:11 AM EDT2017-10-22 04:11:07 GMT
    Cathedral BarcelonaCathedral Barcelona

    Traveling the world has been a goal of mine since I was a little girl.

    So in my 20s, I started my international adventures in Italy and every few years I pick a new place to go.

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    Traveling the world has been a goal of mine since I was a little girl.

    So in my 20s, I started my international adventures in Italy and every few years I pick a new place to go.

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  • Twisters in Arizona?!

    Twisters in Arizona?!

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 7:54 AM EDT2017-10-18 11:54:28 GMT

    October has been off to a unseasonably warm and quiet start this year.  Most years, it’s a pretty uneventful month when it comes to stormy weather in our state.  October 2010 was a big exception, when we saw the worst tornado outbreak in state history.   

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    October has been off to a unseasonably warm and quiet start this year.  Most years, it’s a pretty uneventful month when it comes to stormy weather in our state.  October 2010 was a big exception, when we saw the worst tornado outbreak in state history.   

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  • Hurricane Ophelia is a record setter

    Hurricane Ophelia is a record setter

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 8:48 PM EDT2017-10-18 00:48:11 GMT
    Damage from Ophelia in Cork, Ireland (AP)Damage from Ophelia in Cork, Ireland (AP)

    Hurricane Ophelia is not a hurricane anymore, but winds are still pelting the British Isles. The impacts of this storm have been widespread.

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    Hurricane Ophelia is not a hurricane anymore, but winds are still pelting the British Isles. The impacts of this storm have been widespread.

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  • GONE FISHIN': Best AZ spots to reel in a catch during the fall

    GONE FISHIN': Best AZ spots to reel in a catch during the fall

    Monday, October 16 2017 12:55 PM EDT2017-10-16 16:55:48 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/ CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/ CBS 5)

    As the saying goes, a bad day of fishing is better than a good day at the office. Now that temperatures are cooling down and fish are becoming more active, where are the best lakes to catch them?

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    As the saying goes, a bad day of fishing is better than a good day at the office. Now that temperatures are cooling down and fish are becoming more active, where are the best lakes to catch them?

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  • Flagstaff's fall beauty

    Flagstaff's fall beauty

    Saturday, October 14 2017 3:40 PM EDT2017-10-14 19:40:09 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Some say that Arizona doesn't have season and that we miss out on fall. But anyone who lives here knows that those beautiful fall colors are just a 2-hour drive away to the forests of Flagstaff. 

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    Some say that Arizona doesn't have season and that we miss out on fall. But anyone who lives here knows that those beautiful fall colors are just a 2-hour drive away to the forests of Flagstaff. 

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  • There's a name for the notorious wind that helped fan the Napa area wildfires

    There's a name for the notorious wind that helped fan the Napa area wildfires

    Thursday, October 12 2017 10:42 PM EDT2017-10-13 02:42:50 GMT
    A special wind in northern California is helping fanning the flames of the deadly wildfires. (Source: AP)A special wind in northern California is helping fanning the flames of the deadly wildfires. (Source: AP)

    In southern California, they are known as Santa Ana winds, and in northern California, they are known as Diablo winds. Both can bring the same problems to California.

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    In southern California, they are known as Santa Ana winds, and in northern California, they are known as Diablo winds. Both can bring the same problems to California.

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  • PATIO PERFECT: Favorite fall spots to dine al fresco

    PATIO PERFECT: Favorite fall spots to dine al fresco

    Monday, October 9 2017 12:01 AM EDT2017-10-09 04:01:53 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Now that the weather has cooled off from our blistering summer heat in the desert, it’s hard to not want to soak in every waking moment outdoors. This includes breakfast, brunch, lunch, happy hour and dinner.

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    Now that the weather has cooled off from our blistering summer heat in the desert, it’s hard to not want to soak in every waking moment outdoors. This includes breakfast, brunch, lunch, happy hour and dinner.

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  • Paul Horton's 10th Annual Pay It Forward Car Wash

    Paul Horton's 10th Annual Pay It Forward Car Wash

    Friday, October 6 2017 12:53 AM EDT2017-10-06 04:53:07 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Summer is over and we can all start returning outside our air conditioned homes to enjoy the weather. A place we would love for you to visit is our 10th Annual  Pay it Forward Car Wash benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona.

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    Summer is over and we can all start returning outside our air conditioned homes to enjoy the weather. A place we would love for you to visit is our 10th Annual  Pay it Forward Car Wash benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona.

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  • It's the 7th anniversary of the worst hail storm Phoenix has ever seen

    Thursday, October 5 2017 9:10 PM EDT2017-10-06 01:10:56 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    There's not a lot of events in Phoenix where residents can say 'I remember where I was when that happened!" There are few though and today, October 5th, is definitely one of them.  I'm talking about the most destructive hail storm ever recorded in modern Arizona history. 

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    There's not a lot of events in Phoenix where residents can say 'I remember where I was when that happened!" There are few though and today, October 5th, is definitely one of them.  I'm talking about the most destructive hail storm ever recorded in modern Arizona history. 

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  • Fewer days of sweater weather?

    Fewer days of sweater weather?

    Thursday, October 5 2017 2:40 PM EDT2017-10-05 18:40:11 GMT

    The calendar says it's fall, but don't put away those flip-flops just yet. Not only does the next week look unseasonably warm in the Valley, the long-range forecast also shows we may be in for fewer chilly days this fall and winter as well. 

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    The calendar says it's fall, but don't put away those flip-flops just yet. Not only does the next week look unseasonably warm in the Valley, the long-range forecast also shows we may be in for fewer chilly days this fall and winter as well. 

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  • Pool water is too cold; time for rye grass

    Pool water is too cold; time for rye grass

    Tuesday, October 3 2017 2:36 AM EDT2017-10-03 06:36:10 GMT

    Putting in the winter lawn is a ritual for many around metro Phoenix. But it's not always easy.

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    Putting in the winter lawn is a ritual for many around metro Phoenix. But it's not always easy.

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  • Rain Water Harvesting

    We all need water to survive

    We all need water to survive

    Sunday, October 1 2017 7:56 PM EDT2017-10-01 23:56:13 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Rain water harvesting is legal in many states around the U.S. and illegal in just a few. It has been a resource and routine of survival in times of great drought or limited water resources.

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    Rain water harvesting is legal in many states around the U.S. and illegal in just a few. It has been a resource and routine of survival in times of great drought or limited water resources.

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  • No, that's not a sand tornado

    No, that's not a sand tornado

    Sunday, October 1 2017 12:26 PM EDT2017-10-01 16:26:28 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    "What is that sand tornado thing I saw?" This was a legitimate question someone asked me recently after we posted a video of a tall, spinning column of wind that was full of dust and dirt. It was shot by one of our AZ Family employees in Tempe near I-10 and Elliot last weekend.

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    "What is that sand tornado thing I saw?" This was a legitimate question someone asked me recently after we posted a video of a tall, spinning column of wind that was full of dust and dirt. It was shot by one of our AZ Family employees in Tempe near I-10 and Elliot last weekend.

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  • Why now is the best time to hike in the mountains

    Why now is the best time to hike in the mountains

    Friday, September 29 2017 9:01 AM EDT2017-09-29 13:01:27 GMT
    I try to get out as much as I can to see all the beauty our great state has to offer.   But I feel there is a small window that is the best time to get out and hit the trails, and that time is now! (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)I try to get out as much as I can to see all the beauty our great state has to offer.  But I feel there is a small window that is the best time to get out and hit the trails, and that time is now! (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    I try to get out as much as I can to see all the beauty our great state has to offer. But I feel there is a small window that is the best time to get out and hit the trails, and that time is now!  

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    I try to get out as much as I can to see all the beauty our great state has to offer. But I feel there is a small window that is the best time to get out and hit the trails, and that time is now!  

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  • My new secret weapon in the kitchen

    My new secret weapon in the kitchen

    Thursday, September 28 2017 12:10 AM EDT2017-09-28 04:10:02 GMT

    I'm especially excited about fall this year now that I'm armed with a new secret weapon for whipping up comfort foods and fall soups. Anyone else recently join the Instant Pot cult, too?

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    I'm especially excited about fall this year now that I'm armed with a new secret weapon for whipping up comfort foods and fall soups. Anyone else recently join the Instant Pot cult, too?

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  • Monsoon 2017 will go down as a 'non-soon'

    Monsoon 2017 will go down as a 'non-soon'

    Wednesday, September 27 2017 12:43 AM EDT2017-09-27 04:43:28 GMT
    There were only nine days of rain during the monsoon in the Valley. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)There were only nine days of rain during the monsoon in the Valley. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Officially, Monsoon 2017 will go into the record books with less than average rain. But that's not the full story.

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    Officially, Monsoon 2017 will go into the record books with less than average rain. But that's not the full story.

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  • Fall colors about to arrive in Arizona

    Fall colors about to arrive in Arizona

    Monday, September 25 2017 6:34 AM EDT2017-09-25 10:34:53 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    We may have to wait a little longer for fall to arrive in Arizona, but when it does, it's AMAZING. And that includes the fall colors. Yes, even in Arizona we get those reds, golds and yellows. It just takes a little bit of a road trip from the Valley to find them. 

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    We may have to wait a little longer for fall to arrive in Arizona, but when it does, it's AMAZING. And that includes the fall colors. Yes, even in Arizona we get those reds, golds and yellows. It just takes a little bit of a road trip from the Valley to find them. 

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  • This Arizona spot sees more freezing nights than Flagstaff

    This Arizona spot sees more freezing nights than Flagstaff

    Thursday, September 21 2017 7:38 PM EDT2017-09-21 23:38:37 GMT

    There is one place in particular that sees quite a few nights with overnight lows below freezing, 241 to be exact!  Bellemont, just outside of Flagstaff, sees more freezing nights than cities in Alaska and Minnesota. 

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    There is one place in particular that sees quite a few nights with overnight lows below freezing, 241 to be exact!  Bellemont, just outside of Flagstaff, sees more freezing nights than cities in Alaska and Minnesota. 

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  • The state of the climate in 2016

    The state of the climate in 2016

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 11:52 PM EDT2017-09-20 03:52:56 GMT
    An undated photo of arctic ice. (Source: NASA)An undated photo of arctic ice. (Source: NASA)

    The latest report on the climate from the American Meteorological Society focuses on 2016.

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    The latest report on the climate from the American Meteorological Society focuses on 2016.

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  • Countdown to Fall

    Countdown to Fall

    Saturday, September 16 2017 8:59 PM EDT2017-09-17 00:59:53 GMT

    This week, we are all breaking into our “Happy Dance” as the temperatures around the Valley drop into the 90s during the day and 70s at night. For Arizonans, it’s the signal that summer is finally coming to an end.

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    This week, we are all breaking into our “Happy Dance” as the temperatures around the Valley drop into the 90s during the day and 70s at night. For Arizonans, it’s the signal that summer is finally coming to an end.

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  • Fall brings weather pattern change, storm source shifts

    Friday, September 15 2017 4:11 AM EDT2017-09-15 08:11:08 GMT
    Winter is a time when the Valley can get some rain, too. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Winter is a time when the Valley can get some rain, too. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    We know the monsoon brings thunderstorms and rain to the valley during the summer, but it isn't our only rainy season. Phoenix and Arizona have two distinct rainy seasons.To get rain in the valley during the fall and winter months, we mainly look to the northwest. All summer long a large area of high pressure over the Pacific Ocean blocks storms and sends them north.

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    We know the monsoon brings thunderstorms and rain to the valley during the summer, but it isn't our only rainy season. Phoenix and Arizona have two distinct rainy seasons.To get rain in the valley during the fall and winter months, we mainly look to the northwest. All summer long a large area of high pressure over the Pacific Ocean blocks storms and sends them north.

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  • The 'real' fall

    The 'real' fall

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 9:42 AM EDT2017-09-13 13:42:53 GMT

    After a couple months of triple-digit heat and sweltering monsoon humidity, Arizonans get VERY excited about fall. But when exactly is "fall?" And when are we going to finally be done with the triple-digits? 

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    After a couple months of triple-digit heat and sweltering monsoon humidity, Arizonans get VERY excited about fall. But when exactly is "fall?" And when are we going to finally be done with the triple-digits? 

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  • I Love St. Thomas

    I Love St. Thomas

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 2:05 AM EDT2017-09-13 06:05:41 GMT
    Paul Horton learned to sail on a beautiful boat and made many trips up and down the Caribbean Islands. (Source: Paul Horton)Paul Horton learned to sail on a beautiful boat and made many trips up and down the Caribbean Islands. (Source: Paul Horton)

    Hurricane Irma was a STRONG Category 5 storm when it slammed into the Virgin Islands. It had winds up to 185 mph and was the one the strongest Atlantic storms in history. I paid close attention to the track of this hurricane because the Islands have been a part of my life since I was 13. 

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    Hurricane Irma was a STRONG Category 5 storm when it slammed into the Virgin Islands. It had winds up to 185 mph and was the one the strongest Atlantic storms in history. I paid close attention to the track of this hurricane because the Islands have been a part of my life since I was 13. 

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  • Frolicking around in Irma

    Frolicking around in Irma

    Monday, September 11 2017 10:31 PM EDT2017-09-12 02:31:29 GMT
    Reporters have been seen braving the hurricane winds but is it necessary? (Source: CNN)Reporters have been seen braving the hurricane winds but is it necessary? (Source: CNN)

    Hurricane Irma attracted reporters, anchors and storm chasers to its fury. Is it all really necessary?

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    Hurricane Irma attracted reporters, anchors and storm chasers to its fury. Is it all really necessary?

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  • What it's like to live in the path of a hurricane

    What it's like to live in the path of a hurricane

    Monday, September 11 2017 1:58 AM EDT2017-09-11 05:58:55 GMT
    (Source: CNN)(Source: CNN)

    I think it's safe to say a good majority of Arizonans have never had to evacuate their homes because of a major hurricane barreling down on them.

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    I think it's safe to say a good majority of Arizonans have never had to evacuate their homes because of a major hurricane barreling down on them.

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  • Here's the reason why we name hurricanes

    Here's the reason why we name hurricanes

    Thursday, September 7 2017 6:11 PM EDT2017-09-07 22:11:57 GMT
    There's a good reason why scientists name hurricanes. (Source: NASA)There's a good reason why scientists name hurricanes. (Source: NASA)

    You've undoubtedly heard of infamous hurricane names like Andrew, Katrina and recently, Harvey.  But why do we name hurricanes?  It's all about making it easier to recognize a dangerous storm and remember the threats it brings. 

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    You've undoubtedly heard of infamous hurricane names like Andrew, Katrina and recently, Harvey.  But why do we name hurricanes?  It's all about making it easier to recognize a dangerous storm and remember the threats it brings. 

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  • Why such an active hurricane season?

    Why such an active hurricane season?

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 6:24 PM EDT2017-09-06 22:24:28 GMT

    Roughly a week after Harvey made history in Texas, another hurricane is breaking records as one of the strongest ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean. For months, there have been signs that this season could be especially active.

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    Roughly a week after Harvey made history in Texas, another hurricane is breaking records as one of the strongest ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean. For months, there have been signs that this season could be especially active.

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  • Monsoon 2017: A mixed bag (so far)

    Monsoon 2017: A mixed bag (so far)

    Monday, September 4 2017 7:05 AM EDT2017-09-04 11:05:30 GMT
    We have several graphics to break down the 2017 monsoon season in the Phoenix-metro area. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5/Maricopa County Flood Control)We have several graphics to break down the 2017 monsoon season in the Phoenix-metro area. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5/Maricopa County Flood Control)

    There's a month to go in monsoon 2017. How is your neighborhood doing as far as rainfall is concerned? We've got the numbers.

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    There's a month to go in monsoon 2017. How is your neighborhood doing as far as rainfall is concerned? We've got the numbers.

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  • The Great Labor Day Storm of 1970

    The Great Labor Day Storm of 1970

    Sunday, September 3 2017 10:34 AM EDT2017-09-03 14:34:56 GMT

    The Great Labor Day Storm of 1970. The storm hit Arizona on September 4 and 5 of 1970. 

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    The Great Labor Day Storm of 1970. The storm hit Arizona on September 4 and 5 of 1970. 

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  • Phoenix Firefighters Fight Flooding in Texas

    Phoenix Firefighters Fight Flooding in Texas

    Friday, September 1 2017 7:05 PM EDT2017-09-01 23:05:12 GMT
    AZ-TF 1 at Loves Truck Stop McDonalds. (Source: Phoenix Fire Dept.)AZ-TF 1 at Loves Truck Stop McDonalds. (Source: Phoenix Fire Dept.)

    Heartbreaking images of flood ravaged Texas have consumed television and social media for the past week.

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    Heartbreaking images of flood ravaged Texas have consumed television and social media for the past week.

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  • Do we need a new system for categorizing hurricanes?

    Do we need a new system for categorizing hurricanes?

    Wednesday, August 30 2017 8:41 PM EDT2017-08-31 00:41:27 GMT
    (Source: Christopher Boehme)(Source: Christopher Boehme)

    Every storm is different, and that includes tropical storms and hurricanes.  Each ensuing disaster is unique based on a storm's location, rainfall, wind and storm surge. So is it time for a new hurricane scale that better represents those unique threats? 

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    Every storm is different, and that includes tropical storms and hurricanes.  Each ensuing disaster is unique based on a storm's location, rainfall, wind and storm surge. So is it time for a new hurricane scale that better represents those unique threats? 

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  • Baseball physics & weather's impact

    Baseball physics & weather's impact

    Wednesday, August 30 2017 3:28 AM EDT2017-08-30 07:28:07 GMT
    Diamondbacks' first baseman Paul Goldschmidt hits a home run at Chase Field. (Source: The Associated Press)Diamondbacks' first baseman Paul Goldschmidt hits a home run at Chase Field. (Source: The Associated Press)

    Physics play an important part in baseball and weather changes those physics each and every game.

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    Physics play an important part in baseball and weather changes those physics each and every game.

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  • The cost to repair homes after Harvey

    The cost to repair homes after Harvey

    Wednesday, August 30 2017 3:18 AM EDT2017-08-30 07:18:31 GMT
    Losses from Harvey could reach over $40 billion. (Source: CBS News)Losses from Harvey could reach over $40 billion. (Source: CBS News)

    Harvey may go down as one of the costliest hurricanes ever on record.

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    Harvey may go down as one of the costliest hurricanes ever on record.

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  • Don’t think hurricanes impact Arizona? Think again

    Don’t think hurricanes impact Arizona? Think again

    Sunday, August 27 2017 8:03 PM EDT2017-08-28 00:03:36 GMT
    Flooding in Mesa on Sept. 5, 2014 (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 file photo)Flooding in Mesa on Sept. 5, 2014 (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 file photo)

    Usually, remnant moisture from decaying hurricanes stream into Arizona. This plume will enhance monsoon moisture and trigger thunderstorms capable of catastrophic flooding.

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    Usually, remnant moisture from decaying hurricanes stream into Arizona. This plume will enhance monsoon moisture and trigger thunderstorms capable of catastrophic flooding.

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  • Top 3 deadliest hurricanes in the U.S.

    Top 3 deadliest hurricanes in the U.S.

    Sunday, August 27 2017 3:32 AM EDT2017-08-27 07:32:10 GMT
    Bridge near Miami washed away during hurricane of 1926. (Source: Wikipictures)Bridge near Miami washed away during hurricane of 1926. (Source: Wikipictures)

    With Hurricane Harvey lashing Texas, right now, I thought it might be a good time to look at some of the worst and deadliest Hurricanes in U.S. history.

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    With Hurricane Harvey lashing Texas, right now, I thought it might be a good time to look at some of the worst and deadliest Hurricanes in U.S. history.

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  • What's in a name? How the City of Phoenix really got its name

    What's in a name? How the City of Phoenix really got its name

    Thursday, August 24 2017 8:52 PM EDT2017-08-25 00:52:44 GMT
    The City of Phoenix is named after the mythical bird but not in the way you might think. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)The City of Phoenix is named after the mythical bird but not in the way you might think. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    With our extreme summers, you may think the City got its name from the fiery mythical Greek bird that has close associations with the sun. That is true to a point. 

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    With our extreme summers, you may think the City got its name from the fiery mythical Greek bird that has close associations with the sun. That is true to a point. 

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  • Is our monsoon changing?

    Is our monsoon changing?

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 6:23 PM EDT2017-08-23 22:23:14 GMT
    Some intense storms have flooded freeways in the Valley. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Some intense storms have flooded freeways in the Valley. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Monsoon storms bring much-needed moisture to the deserts of our state every summer. But is this weather pattern changing, and becoming more dangerous for some Arizonans?

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    Monsoon storms bring much-needed moisture to the deserts of our state every summer. But is this weather pattern changing, and becoming more dangerous for some Arizonans?

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  • Great Chicago Fire of 1871

    How weather played a role in the Chicago Fire of 1871

    How weather played a role in the Chicago Fire of 1871

    Saturday, August 19 2017 11:01 PM EDT2017-08-20 03:01:07 GMT

    Traveling is really the best education. My latest adventure took me to the “Windy City."  Yep, I’m talking about Chicago.

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    Traveling is really the best education. My latest adventure took me to the “Windy City."  Yep, I’m talking about Chicago.

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  • Solar eclipse for dummies: everything you want to know but are too embarrassed to ask

    Solar eclipse for dummies: everything you want to know but are too embarrassed to ask

    Friday, August 18 2017 11:06 PM EDT2017-08-19 03:06:29 GMT
    Solar eclipse will be 62% visible from Phoenix at max time of 10:33 a.m.Solar eclipse will be 62% visible from Phoenix at max time of 10:33 a.m.

    Our newsroom has been getting a number of emails, phone calls and posts on Facebook with questions about Monday's solar eclipse, so we're answering some of them here.

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    Our newsroom has been getting a number of emails, phone calls and posts on Facebook with questions about Monday's solar eclipse, so we're answering some of them here.

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  • Some say no to eclipse viewing, Navajo tradition forbids

    Thursday, August 17 2017 11:45 PM EDT2017-08-18 03:45:08 GMT
    Some Native Americans won't be looking at the eclipse on Monday. (Source: CNN)Some Native Americans won't be looking at the eclipse on Monday. (Source: CNN)

    Monday is the big day! For the first time in decades, a total solar eclipse will jog over the United States. Not everyone is going to head outside, though, with protective glasses to get a peek. 

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    Monday is the big day! For the first time in decades, a total solar eclipse will jog over the United States. Not everyone is going to head outside, though, with protective glasses to get a peek. 

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  • UPDATE

    AZ skies looking good for Monday's solar eclipse!

    AZ skies looking good for Monday's solar eclipse!

    Thursday, August 17 2017 5:25 PM EDT2017-08-17 21:25:34 GMT
    Solar EclipseSolar Eclipse

    The countdown is on the Great American Eclipse this coming Monday. We'll get a pretty good view of a partial eclipse here in Arizona...IF Mother Nature cooperates. 

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    The countdown is on the Great American Eclipse this coming Monday. We'll get a pretty good view of a partial eclipse here in Arizona...IF Mother Nature cooperates. 

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  • An inexpensive way to see the eclipse

    An inexpensive way to see the eclipse

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 6:29 AM EDT2017-08-16 10:29:42 GMT
    There are special glasses that are selling out quickly but if you can't get a hold of a pair, here is a simple and inexpensive way to see the eclipse. (Source: americaneclipse.com)There are special glasses that are selling out quickly but if you can't get a hold of a pair, here is a simple and inexpensive way to see the eclipse. (Source: americaneclipse.com)

    A safe way to see the eclipse is with the pinhole projector and all you need is two pieces of cardboard or paper and a thumbtack. 

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    A safe way to see the eclipse is with the pinhole projector and all you need is two pieces of cardboard or paper and a thumbtack. 

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  • What the August eclipse will look like in Arizona

    What the August eclipse will look like in Arizona

    Monday, August 14 2017 10:26 PM EDT2017-08-15 02:26:35 GMT
    What the eclipse will look like at 9:35 a.m. (Source: NASA)What the eclipse will look like at 9:35 a.m. (Source: NASA)

    On August 21, a total solar eclipse can be seen across North America. Here's what it will look like from Arizona. 

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    On August 21, a total solar eclipse can be seen across North America. Here's what it will look like from Arizona. 

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  • Planning an outdoor adventure during the monsoon? Read this first!

    Planning an outdoor adventure during the monsoon? Read this first!

    Sunday, August 13 2017 10:33 AM EDT2017-08-13 14:33:50 GMT
    Storm tracking into Lake Pleasant on July 28, 2017. (Source: Kim Quintero, 3TV/CBS 5)Storm tracking into Lake Pleasant on July 28, 2017. (Source: Kim Quintero, 3TV/CBS 5)

    From drivers stuck in flash flooding to hikers trapped on mountain trails, Arizona's monsoon threatens to create more of the havoc for at least the next month. 

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    From drivers stuck in flash flooding to hikers trapped on mountain trails, Arizona's monsoon threatens to create more of the havoc for at least the next month. 

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  • Perseid Meteor Shower

    Wish on a Perseid star!

    Wish on a Perseid star!

    Saturday, August 12 2017 1:00 PM EDT2017-08-12 17:00:11 GMT

    Now is the time to see the Perseid Meteor shower. The Perseid Meteor Shower takes place every August and is one of the brightest meteor showers of the year. Although it’s already been in swing since July you still have until August 26 to catch a glimpse of it.

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    Now is the time to see the Perseid Meteor shower. The Perseid Meteor Shower takes place every August and is one of the brightest meteor showers of the year. Although it’s already been in swing since July you still have until August 26 to catch a glimpse of it.

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  • Creative way to help the pooch cool off

    Thursday, August 10 2017 8:12 PM EDT2017-08-11 00:12:49 GMT

    We're in the dog days of summer in Phoenix! I know I do my best to keep cool if I'm outside, but I saw a pretty creative idea in my neighborhood to help pets do the same! 

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    We're in the dog days of summer in Phoenix! I know I do my best to keep cool if I'm outside, but I saw a pretty creative idea in my neighborhood to help pets do the same! 

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  • Hurricanes and the monsoon

    Hurricanes and the monsoon

    Wednesday, August 9 2017 2:56 AM EDT2017-08-09 06:56:29 GMT
    A hurricane in 2014 forced schools to close and vehicles were flooded on freeways in the Valley. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)A hurricane in 2014 forced schools to close and vehicles were flooded on freeways in the Valley. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Some of our heaviest rain events in Arizona have happened during the overlap between monsoon season and hurricane season.  Meteorologists in the Desert Southwest keep a close eye on tropical systems that have the potential to "supercharge" our monsoon.

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    Some of our heaviest rain events in Arizona have happened during the overlap between monsoon season and hurricane season.  Meteorologists in the Desert Southwest keep a close eye on tropical systems that have the potential to "supercharge" our monsoon.

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  • Phoenix Rainfall Index looks at the big rain picture

    Phoenix Rainfall Index looks at the big rain picture

    Tuesday, August 8 2017 12:50 AM EDT2017-08-08 04:50:37 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    The Phoenix Rainfall Index is a relatively new addition to the information that’s supplied by the National Weather Service. The idea is to be more representative of Valleywide rain instead of point-specific reports. 

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    The Phoenix Rainfall Index is a relatively new addition to the information that’s supplied by the National Weather Service. The idea is to be more representative of Valleywide rain instead of point-specific reports. 

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  • What creates Arizona's stunning sunrises and sunsets?

    What creates Arizona's stunning sunrises and sunsets?

    Sunday, August 6 2017 12:40 PM EDT2017-08-06 16:40:59 GMT
    Arizona is known for some pretty incredible sunsets and sunrises year round. (Source: Lisa Baker, Karen Olivera, Lorri Bowe)Arizona is known for some pretty incredible sunsets and sunrises year round. (Source: Lisa Baker, Karen Olivera, Lorri Bowe)

    Frankly, it's hard not to snap at least one photo a day when Arizona arguably has some of the most jaw-dropping sunrises and sunsets in the world. But what exactly creates that gorgeous pallet of color in the sky?

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    Frankly, it's hard not to snap at least one photo a day when Arizona arguably has some of the most jaw-dropping sunrises and sunsets in the world. But what exactly creates that gorgeous pallet of color in the sky?

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  • Summer Heat and Air Quality

    Summer heat and air quality

    Summer heat and air quality

    Saturday, August 5 2017 11:27 PM EDT2017-08-06 03:27:06 GMT

    We’ve all seen the haze hanging over the Valley clouding up our skies with a nasty brown color. That wonderful looking sky is brought to us by pollution. Air pollution in Arizona, reports have been coming out for years that Phoenix ranks one of the worst cities in the nation. 

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    We’ve all seen the haze hanging over the Valley clouding up our skies with a nasty brown color. That wonderful looking sky is brought to us by pollution. Air pollution in Arizona, reports have been coming out for years that Phoenix ranks one of the worst cities in the nation. 

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  • Mesa holds rich citrus history, weather was huge help

    Mesa holds rich citrus history, weather was huge help

    Friday, August 4 2017 7:13 AM EDT2017-08-04 11:13:10 GMT

    If you drive by Broadway and Country Club in Mesa you have likely seen this faded Sunkist logo on an old brick building. "It doesn't take long, it's changed so fast," state historian Marshall Trimble said talking about the change in a growing city.  

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    If you drive by Broadway and Country Club in Mesa you have likely seen this faded Sunkist logo on an old brick building. "It doesn't take long, it's changed so fast," state historian Marshall Trimble said talking about the change in a growing city.  

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  • Road Trip Bliss

    Road Trip Bliss

    Wednesday, August 2 2017 6:19 PM EDT2017-08-02 22:19:30 GMT

    Have you ever loved a place so much you named your first-born after it? Here are a few reasons why this mountain town is such a gem in a state known for its desert scenery. 

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    Have you ever loved a place so much you named your first-born after it? Here are a few reasons why this mountain town is such a gem in a state known for its desert scenery. 

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  • The Old Farmer's Almanac is 225 years old

    The Old Farmer's Almanac is 225 years old

    Monday, July 31 2017 8:32 PM EDT2017-08-01 00:32:21 GMT
    This is the first Farmer's Almanac for 1793. Note: it wasn't called the "old" almanac for about 50 years. (Source: Royal Norman)This is the first Farmer's Almanac for 1793. Note: it wasn't called the "old" almanac for about 50 years. (Source: Royal Norman)

    For each of the past 225 years, the Old Farmer’s Almanac has been published.

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    For each of the past 225 years, the Old Farmer’s Almanac has been published.

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  • Sole survivor of Antelope Canyon flash flood describes horrific tragedy 20 years later

    Sole survivor of Antelope Canyon flash flood describes horrific tragedy 20 years later

    Sunday, July 30 2017 3:31 PM EDT2017-07-30 19:31:23 GMT
    Dangerous flash floods are all too common in Arizona and they can develop without warning. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5, MCSO, Amy Lloyd)Dangerous flash floods are all too common in Arizona and they can develop without warning. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5, MCSO, Amy Lloyd)

    Every summer in Arizona, we're reminded that dangerous flash floods will develop without warning.

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    Every summer in Arizona, we're reminded that dangerous flash floods will develop without warning.

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  • Rainbows

    Rainbows

    Rainbows

    Sunday, July 30 2017 12:40 AM EDT2017-07-30 04:40:38 GMT

    They are pretty, colorful and make for great photographs when you can catch one. But is there really a pot of gold at the end of them? You guessed it we are going to talk about rainbows in this week’s weather blog.  

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    They are pretty, colorful and make for great photographs when you can catch one. But is there really a pot of gold at the end of them? You guessed it we are going to talk about rainbows in this week’s weather blog. 

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  • A funnel cloud was spotted near Superior this week

    Tornado vs funnel clouds. Can you tell the difference?

    Tornado vs funnel clouds. Can you tell the difference?

    Thursday, July 27 2017 11:36 PM EDT2017-07-28 03:36:53 GMT
    This week, a small funnel cloud was spotted near Florence. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)This week, a small funnel cloud was spotted near Florence. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    This week a small funnel cloud was spotted near Florence. Many times when a pic like this pops up, some are quick to shout "Tornado!" Not so fast! There is one simple difference between a funnel and tornado. 

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    This week a small funnel cloud was spotted near Florence. Many times when a pic like this pops up, some are quick to shout "Tornado!" Not so fast! There is one simple difference between a funnel and tornado. 

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  • A dozen years & a few lessons learned

    A dozen years & a few lessons learned

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 5:53 PM EDT2017-07-26 21:53:17 GMT
    The on-air talent for Good Morning Arizona. (Source: April Warnecke)The on-air talent for Good Morning Arizona. (Source: April Warnecke)

    This week marks 12 years for me at 3TV! I'm reflecting on those dozen years with the top five lessons I've learned. 

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    This week marks 12 years for me at 3TV! I'm reflecting on those dozen years with the top five lessons I've learned. 

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  • The monsoon monster beetle

    The monsoon monster beetle

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 1:55 AM EDT2017-07-26 05:55:37 GMT
    A Palo Verde Beetle spotted in a pool. (Source: Arizona Adventures)A Palo Verde Beetle spotted in a pool. (Source: Arizona Adventures)

      I just cleaned one of these guys out of my pool this week - The Palo Verde Beetle! 

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      I just cleaned one of these guys out of my pool this week - The Palo Verde Beetle! 

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  • Marine Layer

    The Southern California marine layer explained

    The Southern California marine layer explained

    Sunday, July 23 2017 10:50 PM EDT2017-07-24 02:50:54 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Another escape for the DeMartino Family from the heat and this time we head to Southern California. Basically, the spot most “zonies” head to every summer.

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    Another escape for the DeMartino Family from the heat and this time we head to Southern California. Basically, the spot most “zonies” head to every summer.

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  • Some good (and bad) news about the Phoenix heat

    Some good (and bad) news about the Phoenix heat

    Thursday, July 20 2017 10:30 PM EDT2017-07-21 02:30:23 GMT

    Let's start with the good. Temperatures are on their downward slide from here on out in Phoenix!

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    Let's start with the good. Temperatures are on their downward slide from here on out in Phoenix!

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  • It never rains in MY neighborhood!

    It never rains in MY neighborhood!

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 11:12 PM EDT2017-07-20 03:12:47 GMT
    Monsoon rain hits the Valley but the rain doesn't hit all places equally. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Monsoon rain hits the Valley but the rain doesn't hit all places equally. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    People constantly tell me it never rains in THEIR neighborhood.  Truth be told, there are some parts of the Valley more favored for storms during the monsoon season.  But even Mother Nature likes to break her own rules sometimes. 

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    People constantly tell me it never rains in THEIR neighborhood.  Truth be told, there are some parts of the Valley more favored for storms during the monsoon season.  But even Mother Nature likes to break her own rules sometimes. 

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  • The magnificent microburst

    The magnificent microburst

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 6:44 PM EDT2017-07-19 22:44:30 GMT
    This photo was taken on July 18, 2016. (Source: Jerry Ferguson)This photo was taken on July 18, 2016. (Source: Jerry Ferguson)

    Every summer we see one or two storms that leave us with a reminder just how powerful the monsoon can be. Last season we got hit by this magnificent microburst that ranks up there with a storm that won’t soon be forgotten.

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    Every summer we see one or two storms that leave us with a reminder just how powerful the monsoon can be. Last season we got hit by this magnificent microburst that ranks up there with a storm that won’t soon be forgotten.

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  • Anatomy of a killer flash flood

    Anatomy of a killer flash flood

    Monday, July 17 2017 11:36 PM EDT2017-07-18 03:36:11 GMT
    The Water Wheel Swimming Hole before and after the flash flood on Saturday. (Source: azswimmingholes.com/Amy Lloyd)The Water Wheel Swimming Hole before and after the flash flood on Saturday. (Source: azswimmingholes.com/Amy Lloyd)

    A flash flood can occur anywhere in Arizona. But the threat is larger near recent wildfires.

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    A flash flood can occur anywhere in Arizona. But the threat is larger near recent wildfires.

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  • TREAT YO SELF: A kid-friendly science experiment to celebrate National Ice Cream Month

    TREAT YO SELF: A kid-friendly science experiment to celebrate National Ice Cream Month

    Sunday, July 16 2017 7:56 PM EDT2017-07-16 23:56:35 GMT
    July is National Ice Cream Month and July 16 is National Ice Cream Day. Celebrate with a tasty and fun science project your kids will love. (Source: Urban Cookies, Phoenix)July is National Ice Cream Month and July 16 is National Ice Cream Day. Celebrate with a tasty and fun science project your kids will love. (Source: Urban Cookies, Phoenix)

    July of 1984, in my opinion, was a momentous time.Besides a certain Arizona meteorologist being born into this world (me), it was also when President Ronald Reagan proclaimed that July would be recognized as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of July would be National Ice Cream Day.

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    July of 1984, in my opinion, was a momentous time.Besides a certain Arizona meteorologist being born into this world (me), it was also when President Ronald Reagan proclaimed that July would be recognized as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of July would be National Ice Cream Day.

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  • What causes the sweet smell of rain in Arizona?

    What causes the sweet smell of rain in Arizona?

    Thursday, July 13 2017 5:55 PM EDT2017-07-13 21:55:37 GMT
    The sweet smell of rain has little to do with Mother Nature. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)The sweet smell of rain has little to do with Mother Nature. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Ooh that smell! Can't ya smell that smell? At first thought, that smell is rain! That sweet desert smell you notice right after a monsoon storm is from a desert plant, the creosote bush!  

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    Ooh that smell! Can't ya smell that smell? At first thought, that smell is rain! That sweet desert smell you notice right after a monsoon storm is from a desert plant, the creosote bush!  

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  • How to help kids through the monsoon, scary storms

    How to help kids through the monsoon, scary storms

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 8:40 PM EDT2017-07-13 00:40:15 GMT

    The monsoon is our most exciting time of the year for the Arizona's Family weather department. But when it comes to my own family at home, this mom spends a lot of time calming my kids' fears during thunderstorms.

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    The monsoon is our most exciting time of the year for the Arizona's Family weather department. But when it comes to my own family at home, this mom spends a lot of time calming my kids' fears during thunderstorms.

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  • This year has been the 2nd hottest on record

    This year has been the 2nd hottest on record

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 2:18 AM EDT2017-07-12 06:18:51 GMT
    Phoenix could see another near-record year in terms of temperature. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Phoenix could see another near-record year in terms of temperature. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    If you think this has been a hot year so far, you are right.  

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    If you think this has been a hot year so far, you are right.  

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  • Satellite data goes hi-def

    Satellite data goes hi-def

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 12:56 AM EDT2017-07-11 04:56:37 GMT
    Comparing Satellite Images between the Goes-13 satellite and the Goes-16 satellite. (Source: NASA)Comparing Satellite Images between the Goes-13 satellite and the Goes-16 satellite. (Source: NASA)

    The weather community is abuzz, rightly so, about the new Goes-16 satellite coming online this summer. It will be available shortly on both 3TV and CBS 5.

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    The weather community is abuzz, rightly so, about the new Goes-16 satellite coming online this summer. It will be available shortly on both 3TV and CBS 5.

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  • MONSOON MESS: Why meteorologists face a dilemma this season

    MONSOON MESS: Why meteorologists face a dilemma this season

    Sunday, July 9 2017 4:15 PM EDT2017-07-09 20:15:54 GMT
    Mother Nature teased the Valley with storms on the outskirts of greater Phoenix on July 6, 2017.(Source: Michael Hartrumph)Mother Nature teased the Valley with storms on the outskirts of greater Phoenix on July 6, 2017.(Source: Michael Hartrumph)

    Arizona during the monsoon can be one of the most challenging areas for which to forecast the weather. A big reason why is because one of the most important tools meteorologists use to track storms is thrown for a loop this time of the year.

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    Arizona during the monsoon can be one of the most challenging areas for which to forecast the weather. A big reason why is because one of the most important tools meteorologists use to track storms is thrown for a loop this time of the year.

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  • Lightning strikes and the strange marks they leave behind

    Lightning strikes and the strange marks they leave behind

    Friday, July 7 2017 2:48 PM EDT2017-07-07 18:48:00 GMT
    This may look like an intricate tattoo, but it's actually a skin pattern caused by lightning strikes. (Source: Front Porch/New England Journal of Medicine)This may look like an intricate tattoo, but it's actually a skin pattern caused by lightning strikes. (Source: Front Porch/New England Journal of Medicine)

    There is a relatively harmless and interesting part of a lightning strike that leaves a distinct mark most emergency room doctors can spot in a second, Lichtenberg figures. 

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    There is a relatively harmless and interesting part of a lightning strike that leaves a distinct mark most emergency room doctors can spot in a second, Lichtenberg figures. 

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  • Monsoon Season 101

    Monsoon Season 101

    Thursday, July 6 2017 1:55 PM EDT2017-07-06 17:55:57 GMT

    Monsoon season is almost here.  From monster dust storms to flash flooding, the seasonal shift in our weather pattern brings dramatic changes to your summer forecast.     

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    Monsoon season is almost here.  From monster dust storms to flash flooding, the seasonal shift in our weather pattern brings dramatic changes to your summer forecast.     

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  • A hot day at the Grand Canyon

    A hot day at the Grand Canyon

    Wednesday, July 5 2017 5:25 PM EDT2017-07-05 21:25:01 GMT

    A three hour drive north of the Valley will take you to one of the most beautiful spots on earth.  But just because you're out of the desert, don't expect it to be "cool." 

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    A three hour drive north of the Valley will take you to one of the most beautiful spots on earth.  But just because you're out of the desert, don't expect it to be "cool." 

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  • The science behind desert mirages

    The science behind desert mirages

    Tuesday, July 4 2017 1:09 AM EDT2017-07-04 05:09:24 GMT
    A mirage seen in central Phoenix. (Source: Royal Norman)A mirage seen in central Phoenix. (Source: Royal Norman)

    Mirages in the deserts are an everyday fact of life in Arizona. But that doesn't mean the science isn't fun.

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    Mirages in the deserts are an everyday fact of life in Arizona. But that doesn't mean the science isn't fun.

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  • Tornadoes

    Growing up in "Tornado Alley"

    Growing up in "Tornado Alley"

    Sunday, July 2 2017 3:31 PM EDT2017-07-02 19:31:01 GMT
    Headline on the front page of the newspaper the day after the 1925 tornado outbreak (Source: weather.org)Headline on the front page of the newspaper the day after the 1925 tornado outbreak (Source: weather.org)

    Who could ever forget the 1996 disaster film Twister. The story of a meteorologist and weather researcher who set out to chase storms in Oklahoma. In fact a device used in the movie, called "Dorothy", is copied from the real-life TOTO, used in the 1980s by the National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL).

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    Who could ever forget the 1996 disaster film Twister. The story of a meteorologist and weather researcher who set out to chase storms in Oklahoma. In fact a device used in the movie, called "Dorothy", is copied from the real-life TOTO, used in the 1980s by the National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL).

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  • Don't be a lobster: 7 tips to prevent and treat sunburn

    Don't be a lobster: 7 tips to prevent and treat sunburn

    Sunday, July 2 2017 11:52 AM EDT2017-07-02 15:52:15 GMT
    According to the American Academy of Dermatology, just one blistering sunburn during childhood or adolescence can nearly double a person's chance of developing melanoma, also known as skin cancer.According to the American Academy of Dermatology, just one blistering sunburn during childhood or adolescence can nearly double a person's chance of developing melanoma, also known as skin cancer.

    It's an all too familiar story. You slathered on the SPF before spending several hours at the pool, but by the end of the day, your skin was beet red.

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    It's an all too familiar story. You slathered on the SPF before spending several hours at the pool, but by the end of the day, your skin was beet red.

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  • Long before airtankers, firefighting had the Pulaski

    Long before airtankers, firefighting had the Pulaski

    Thursday, June 29 2017 8:15 PM EDT2017-06-30 00:15:10 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Long before these crucial firefighting tools were on your TV screen, a simple idea was born that has helped saved countless lives, homes and forests. It's called the Pulaski: part ax and part hoe. 

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    Long before these crucial firefighting tools were on your TV screen, a simple idea was born that has helped saved countless lives, homes and forests. It's called the Pulaski: part ax and part hoe. 

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  • Head to Bearizona for a great family getaway

    Head to Bearizona for a great family getaway

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 11:42 PM EDT2017-06-28 03:42:42 GMT
    Paul Horton took his family to Bearizona last week. (Source: Paul Horton)Paul Horton took his family to Bearizona last week. (Source: Paul Horton)

    A great family getaway from the heat is in Williams, Arizona, where the temperature there is 20 to 25 degrees cooler.    

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    A great family getaway from the heat is in Williams, Arizona, where the temperature there is 20 to 25 degrees cooler.    

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  • First TV weatherman

    First TV weatherman

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 7:52 PM EDT2017-06-27 23:52:27 GMT
    (Source; 3TV/CBS 5)(Source; 3TV/CBS 5)

    Jim Fidler was the first weatherperson on TV. And it was kind of a fluke the way it started. But he ran with it and had a long career in weather.

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    Jim Fidler was the first weatherperson on TV. And it was kind of a fluke the way it started. But he ran with it and had a long career in weather.

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  • Despite searing desert heat, Uptown Farmers Market finds a way to thrive

    Despite searing desert heat, Uptown Farmers Market finds a way to thrive

    Sunday, June 25 2017 6:14 PM EDT2017-06-25 22:14:16 GMT
    The Uptown Farmers Market is indoors during the summer. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)The Uptown Farmers Market is indoors during the summer. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Shopping at an open-air farmers market in Phoenix during the scorching summer months can be a tough sell. This is why Uptown Farmers Market is taking their fresh fruit, vegetables, baked goods and everything in between, indoors.

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    Shopping at an open-air farmers market in Phoenix during the scorching summer months can be a tough sell. This is why Uptown Farmers Market is taking their fresh fruit, vegetables, baked goods and everything in between, indoors.

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  • Dolphins

    Splash into the world of dolphins

    Splash into the world of dolphins

    Saturday, June 24 2017 11:52 PM EDT2017-06-25 03:52:06 GMT

    Dolphins are one the most intelligent marine mammals. They are part of the toothed whale family and are found worldwide.?

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    Dolphins are one the most intelligent marine mammals. They are part of the toothed whale family and are found worldwide.?

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  • Your car is baking in the heat; here's how to help

    Your car is baking in the heat; here's how to help

    Friday, June 23 2017 2:46 PM EDT2017-06-23 18:46:58 GMT
    Is my car on fire? No, just summer in ArizonaIs my car on fire? No, just summer in Arizona

    Some of these you may know, but here are a few easy things you can to do try and keep that car as cool as possible while we bake for the next few months.

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    Some of these you may know, but here are a few easy things you can to do try and keep that car as cool as possible while we bake for the next few months.

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  • The history behind the inventor of the air conditioner

    The history behind the inventor of the air conditioner

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 1:46 AM EDT2017-06-21 05:46:27 GMT
    Willis Carrier is the inventor of the air conditioner, something that we are all thankful for. (Source: Carrier Company)Willis Carrier is the inventor of the air conditioner, something that we are all thankful for. (Source: Carrier Company)

    There should be a holiday for this guy every summer here in Arizona. Willis Carrier is the inventor of the air conditioner, something that we are all thankful for.  

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    There should be a holiday for this guy every summer here in Arizona. Willis Carrier is the inventor of the air conditioner, something that we are all thankful for.  

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  • Travel trouble: 3 reasons why Arizona's heat wave will delay vacations

    Travel trouble: 3 reasons why Arizona's heat wave will delay vacations

    Sunday, June 18 2017 10:25 PM EDT2017-06-19 02:25:46 GMT
    Lake Pleasant Harbor on Saturday, June 17, 2017. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Lake Pleasant Harbor on Saturday, June 17, 2017. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Forget about frying an egg. Temperatures this week (if not longer) across much of Arizona are going to be so hot planes, cars and even boats are going to have a tough time transporting travelers on their summer getaways.

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    Forget about frying an egg. Temperatures this week (if not longer) across much of Arizona are going to be so hot planes, cars and even boats are going to have a tough time transporting travelers on their summer getaways.

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  • Hot weather dangers: Heatstroke vs. heat exhaustion

    Hot weather dangers: Heatstroke vs. heat exhaustion

    Saturday, June 17 2017 11:32 PM EDT2017-06-18 03:32:01 GMT

    As the mercury rises, people need to make sure they are watching for heat-related illnesses, especially when the forecast calls for 115-120 degrees.

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    As the mercury rises, people need to make sure they are watching for heat-related illnesses, especially when the forecast calls for 115-120 degrees.

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  • 6 scorpion facts to make your skin crawl

    Friday, June 16 2017 4:42 PM EDT2017-06-16 20:42:46 GMT
    (Source: Dan Griffiths)(Source: Dan Griffiths)

    Outside your home, inside the house, these creepy-crawly creatures can be found anywhere.

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    Outside your home, inside the house, these creepy-crawly creatures can be found anywhere.

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  • Heat Warnings in the desert? Yes.

    Heat Warnings in the desert? Yes.

    Friday, June 16 2017 11:15 AM EDT2017-06-16 15:15:54 GMT
    Heat Deaths Since 2001 (Source--Maricopa County Public Health)Heat Deaths Since 2001 (Source--Maricopa County Public Health)

    The coming heatwave is serious business and officials are concerned about the safety of our most vulnerable residents.

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    The coming heatwave is serious business and officials are concerned about the safety of our most vulnerable residents.

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  • Monsoon season: The dew point dilemma

    Monsoon season: The dew point dilemma

    Friday, June 16 2017 10:37 AM EDT2017-06-16 14:37:52 GMT
    Dust storm rolling into PhoenixDust storm rolling into Phoenix

    Monsoon season officially begins this week in Arizona. But it wasn't always a set date on the calendar. Many long-time Arizonans will remember a different system for tracking the arrival of the monsoon. 

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    Monsoon season officially begins this week in Arizona. But it wasn't always a set date on the calendar. Many long-time Arizonans will remember a different system for tracking the arrival of the monsoon. 

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  • High country heat: Has Flagstaff ever hit 100?

    High country heat: Has Flagstaff ever hit 100?

    Friday, June 16 2017 10:36 AM EDT2017-06-16 14:36:26 GMT
    The San Francisco PeaksThe San Francisco Peaks

    With 120-degree heat possible next week, many of you may be thinking about escaping the heat in a place like Flagstaff. Why not?! They have an elevation of 7,000 feet and their average temperature this time of year is in the upper 70's.  

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    With 120-degree heat possible next week, many of you may be thinking about escaping the heat in a place like Flagstaff. Why not?! They have an elevation of 7,000 feet and their average temperature this time of year is in the upper 70's.  

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  • 6 reasons why mosquitoes love biting you more than others

    6 reasons why mosquitoes love biting you more than others

    Sunday, June 11 2017 5:22 PM EDT2017-06-11 21:22:55 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    The monsoon is right around the corner and so are the mosquitoes that come with our summer rains.

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    The monsoon is right around the corner and so are the mosquitoes that come with our summer rains.

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  • Outlook for 2017

    Hurricanes: Storms like no other

    Hurricanes: Storms like no other

    Sunday, June 11 2017 12:29 AM EDT2017-06-11 04:29:22 GMT
    Image of a Hurricane from space from the Farmer Almanac.Image of a Hurricane from space from the Farmer Almanac.

     A truly majestic storm, hurricanes are like no other storm on earth. We can’t prevent hurricanes from forming, but through history, we have learned to better predict the storms' intensity, paths and destruction.

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     A truly majestic storm, hurricanes are like no other storm on earth. We can’t prevent hurricanes from forming, but through history, we have learned to better predict the storms' intensity, paths and destruction.

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  • Looking to beat the heat? Get away to Prescott!

    Looking to beat the heat? Get away to Prescott!

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 4:12 PM EDT2017-06-07 20:12:41 GMT

    When the Valley heat is just too much to handle, a two-hour road trip offers relief. It's often 15 degrees cooler in the Prescott area, which is just perfect for exploring all kinds of adventures.

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    When the Valley heat is just too much to handle, a two-hour road trip offers relief. It's often 15 degrees cooler in the Prescott area, which is just perfect for exploring all kinds of adventures.

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  • Arizona Lightning by Royal Norman

    Arizona Lightning by Royal Norman

    Tuesday, June 6 2017 9:01 AM EDT2017-06-06 13:01:09 GMT

    There are over a half million lightning strikes across Arizona in a given year, most of that occurring during the summer monsoon. It's beautiful, yet very dangerous.

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    There are over a half million lightning strikes across Arizona in a given year, most of that occurring during the summer monsoon. It's beautiful, yet very dangerous.

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  • Summer shape up: 7 ways to get (or stay) fit when it's too hot outside

    Summer shape up: 7 ways to get (or stay) fit when it's too hot outside

    Sunday, June 4 2017 7:02 PM EDT2017-06-04 23:02:26 GMT
    Kim Quintero and Olivia Fierro at OrangeTheory Fitness Central Phoenix. (Source: Kim Quintero)Kim Quintero and Olivia Fierro at OrangeTheory Fitness Central Phoenix. (Source: Kim Quintero)

    Instead of using the heat as an excuse for being a couch potato, now is the time to get creative when it comes to exercising.

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    Instead of using the heat as an excuse for being a couch potato, now is the time to get creative when it comes to exercising.

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  • Ashlee D goes back to college

    Time to hit the books!

    Time to hit the books!

    Saturday, June 3 2017 11:03 PM EDT2017-06-04 03:03:27 GMT
    Watching lectures online and taking notes.Watching lectures online and taking notes.

    I started my career in broadcasting back in 2001 after graduating from ASU with my degree in journalism.  

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    I started my career in broadcasting back in 2001 after graduating from ASU with my degree in journalism.  

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  • The heat is here in Phoenix. Here's what you're up against

    The heat is here in Phoenix. Here's what you're up against

    Thursday, June 1 2017 7:50 PM EDT2017-06-01 23:50:31 GMT
    The heat is real in the Valley. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)The heat is real in the Valley. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    You just moved to Phoenix for a new job or for family. Congrats! But you just realized it’s summer….in Phoenix.  

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    You just moved to Phoenix for a new job or for family. Congrats! But you just realized it’s summer….in Phoenix.  

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  • Saving your pool from going green

    Saving your pool from going green

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 1:50 AM EDT2017-05-31 05:50:31 GMT
    It takes a lot of work to keep a pool from going green. (Source: Leslie's Pool Supplies)It takes a lot of work to keep a pool from going green. (Source: Leslie's Pool Supplies)

    Paul's advice on how to take a green pool and make it clean. 

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    Paul's advice on how to take a green pool and make it clean. 

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  • Cool off this summer at these awesome swimming holes

    Cool off this summer at these awesome swimming holes

    Tuesday, May 30 2017 8:37 PM EDT2017-05-31 00:37:26 GMT
    While Arizona is known for its cacti and deserts, there are some spots to cool off from the heat. (Source: Flickr)While Arizona is known for its cacti and deserts, there are some spots to cool off from the heat. (Source: Flickr)

    Summer is pretty much here in Phoenix! Don't panic though, there are several cool spots not far from where you are to chill out during our blistering heat.

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    Summer is pretty much here in Phoenix! Don't panic though, there are several cool spots not far from where you are to chill out during our blistering heat.

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  • Father of the Haboob

    Father of the Haboob

    Monday, May 29 2017 9:19 PM EDT2017-05-30 01:19:50 GMT
    Phoenix Haboob July 5, 2011. (Source: Mike Olbinski Photography)Phoenix Haboob July 5, 2011. (Source: Mike Olbinski Photography)

    This is the story of how the term "haboob" came to be used to designate dust storms in North America and Arizona.

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    This is the story of how the term "haboob" came to be used to designate dust storms in North America and Arizona.

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  • Car heat safety

    The unofficial start to summer road trip season

    The unofficial start to summer road trip season

    Sunday, May 28 2017 6:24 PM EDT2017-05-28 22:24:00 GMT
    ADOT has overhead signs that tell drivers how long it will get to major roads and freeways. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)ADOT has overhead signs that tell drivers how long it will get to major roads and freeways. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    More than 1 million Arizonans will hit the road this summer. AAA Arizona has recommendations before traveling.

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    More than 1 million Arizonans will hit the road this summer. AAA Arizona has recommendations before traveling.

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  • Drink up! 12 signs you're not getting enough water

    Drink up! 12 signs you're not getting enough water

    Sunday, May 28 2017 1:05 PM EDT2017-05-28 17:05:11 GMT
    (Source: Kim Quintero/ 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: Kim Quintero/ 3TV/CBS 5)

    You don't need me to tell you it's getting hot. We're heading into June. We live in Arizona. That's pretty standard.

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    You don't need me to tell you it's getting hot. We're heading into June. We live in Arizona. That's pretty standard.

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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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  • Mount St. Helens is still active

    Mount St. Helens is still active

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 9:55 AM EDT2017-05-24 13:55:47 GMT
    Mount St. Helens in 1980 when it erupted. (Source: CBS News)Mount St. Helens in 1980 when it erupted. (Source: CBS News)

    It has been 37 years since Mount St. Helens erupted and it still is recharging. 

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    It has been 37 years since Mount St. Helens erupted and it still is recharging. 

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  • Chase Field goes green

    Chase Field goes green

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 9:32 AM EDT2017-05-24 13:32:21 GMT
    (Source: Kim Quintero/3TV/CBS 5) Pittsburgh Pirates against the Diamondbacks at Chase Field on Thursday, May 11(Source: Kim Quintero/3TV/CBS 5) Pittsburgh Pirates against the Diamondbacks at Chase Field on Thursday, May 11

    I love a good baseball game. Over the past 4 years of living in Arizona, I've made a point to check out our Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field several times a season. 

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    I love a good baseball game. Over the past 4 years of living in Arizona, I've made a point to check out our Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field several times a season. 

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  • Without the Salt River, we wouldn’t be here

    Without the Salt River, we wouldn’t be here

    Monday, May 22 2017 9:54 PM EDT2017-05-23 01:54:35 GMT
    The Salt River near Mesa is often pretty dry nowadays. (Source: Rio Salado Project)The Salt River near Mesa is often pretty dry nowadays. (Source: Rio Salado Project)

    The Salt River used to flow full time through the Salt River Valley. It was the basis of life in this area.

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    The Salt River used to flow full time through the Salt River Valley. It was the basis of life in this area.

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  • Warmer weather means it’s time to hit the lake

    Warmer weather means it’s time to hit the lake

    Saturday, May 20 2017 10:42 PM EDT2017-05-21 02:42:09 GMT
    Took this photo while out on Lake Pleasant with the Arizona Game and Fish deputies (Source: Ashlee DeMartino)Took this photo while out on Lake Pleasant with the Arizona Game and Fish deputies (Source: Ashlee DeMartino)

    Arizona has some of the best boating lakes in the desert southwest. Now as the weather heats up, Ashlee DeMartino has some tips on water safety.

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    Arizona has some of the best boating lakes in the desert southwest. Now as the weather heats up, Ashlee DeMartino has some tips on water safety.

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  • Wildfires are part of life in Arizona and here are some of the worst

    Wildfires are part of life in Arizona and here are some of the worst

    Friday, May 19 2017 12:19 PM EDT2017-05-19 16:19:00 GMT
    Arizona has seen its fair share of devastating wildfires. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Arizona has seen its fair share of devastating wildfires. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Wildfires in Arizona have destroyed thousands of homes, claimed dozens of lives and ravaged millions of acres of beautiful landscape through the years. Here are some of the most destructive fires in Arizona's history. 

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    Wildfires in Arizona have destroyed thousands of homes, claimed dozens of lives and ravaged millions of acres of beautiful landscape through the years. Here are some of the most destructive fires in Arizona's history. 

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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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  • The North Rim is open

    The North Rim is open

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 12:42 AM EDT2017-05-17 04:42:42 GMT
    The North Rim Lodge was built in 1927. (Source: U.S. National Park Service)The North Rim Lodge was built in 1927. (Source: U.S. National Park Service)

    If you are a fan of the Grand Canyon, the North Rim is worth the drive.

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    If you are a fan of the Grand Canyon, the North Rim is worth the drive.

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  • Why all this weather talk about Sky Harbor?

    Why all this weather talk about Sky Harbor?

    Monday, May 15 2017 8:58 PM EDT2017-05-16 00:58:23 GMT
    The array of weather instruments at Sky Harbor Airport. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)The array of weather instruments at Sky Harbor Airport. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Where is the official weather for Phoenix recorded? At Sky Harbor Airport. But that hasn't always been the case.

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    Where is the official weather for Phoenix recorded? At Sky Harbor Airport. But that hasn't always been the case.

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  • What they don't tell you about Arizona's temperature extremes

    What they don't tell you about Arizona's temperature extremes

    Thursday, May 11 2017 8:37 PM EDT2017-05-12 00:37:39 GMT
    This is Fire Station No. 5 where the hottest temperature in Arizona was recorded. (Source: Google Maps)This is Fire Station No. 5 where the hottest temperature in Arizona was recorded. (Source: Google Maps)

    Here are some little secrets about Arizona's hottest and coldest locations.

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    Here are some little secrets about Arizona's hottest and coldest locations.

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  • Wednesday night's full moon called 'Flower Moon'

    Wednesday night's full moon called 'Flower Moon'

    Wednesday, May 10 2017 4:03 PM EDT2017-05-10 20:03:25 GMT

    Tomorrow night you can see the Flower Moon.   Weather looks good for stargazers, mostly clear on Wednesday. 

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    Tomorrow night you can see the Flower Moon.   Weather looks good for stargazers, mostly clear on Wednesday. 

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  • See the first photo of a tornado in Arizona

    See the first photo of a tornado in Arizona

    Monday, May 8 2017 9:20 PM EDT2017-05-09 01:20:05 GMT

    Tornadoes in Arizona are extremely rare, with an average of 1 or 2 confirmed each year.  So what is the earliest photo of a tornado in Arizona and where did it hit?

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    Tornadoes in Arizona are extremely rare, with an average of 1 or 2 confirmed each year.  So what is the earliest photo of a tornado in Arizona and where did it hit?

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  • Meteor shower expected for this weekend

    Meteor shower expected for this weekend

    Tuesday, May 2 2017 9:54 PM EDT2017-05-03 01:54:36 GMT
    The Eta Aquarid meteor shower is peaking this weekend. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)The Eta Aquarid meteor shower is peaking this weekend. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    It's a great weekend for stargazers because the Eta Aquarid meteor shower is peaking this weekend.  

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    It's a great weekend for stargazers because the Eta Aquarid meteor shower is peaking this weekend.  

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  • How Many Monsoons Inhabit Earth?

    How Many Monsoons Inhabit Earth?

    Monday, May 1 2017 8:44 PM EDT2017-05-02 00:44:23 GMT

    This story shows the various monsoons around the world.

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    This story shows the various monsoons around the world.

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  • Could 2017 be a bad wildfire season for Arizona?

    Could 2017 be a bad wildfire season for Arizona?

    Thursday, April 27 2017 11:12 PM EDT2017-04-28 03:12:09 GMT

    Arizona could face a long wildfire season because of a wet winter and very dry spring.

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    Arizona could face a long wildfire season because of a wet winter and very dry spring.

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