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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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  • What the August eclipse will look like in Arizona

    What the August eclipse will look like in Arizona

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 8:00 PM EDT2017-06-14 00:00:04 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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  • 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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  • Monsoon Season 101

    Monsoon Season 101

    Monday, June 5 2017 2:16 PM EDT2017-06-05 18:16:32 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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  • 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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