Articles tagged "arizona"

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Heavy snow hits Arizona on the first day of spring, U.S.

Parts of northwest Arizona saw heavy snow on the first day of spring on Thursday, March 19, 2020, with up to 30 cm (12 inches) in parts of the country. The National Weather Service (NWS) said up to 30 cm (12 inches) of snow fell in Flagstaff by 05:00 LT on Thursday,...

March 21, 2020

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Bright 'green' fireball flashes across Arizona, USA

A brilliant fireball was seen streaking across the night sky over Arizona at around 04:26 UTC on December 7, 2019. Witnesses said the light appeared green, likely a "shooting star" but more than a quick flash that such phenomenon commonly produces. The...

December 09, 2019

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Rare hailstorm leaves 'snowy scene' across parts of Phoenix, Arizona

A severe thunderstorm dumped hailstones up to 4 cm (1.6 inches) in diameter across Phoenix, Arizona, on Thursday, November 21, 2019, leaving a 'snowy scene' in some parts of the desert. While this is a rare event for the region, it's not unprecedented....

November 22, 2019

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Heavy rainfall and flash flooding threat over the Desert Southwest, U.S.

Tropical moisture from the remnants of Tropical Cyclone "Raymond" will be transporting northward into the Desert Southwest into the path of a strong closed upper low west of the Baja Peninsula on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. As this frontal system...

November 19, 2019

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Microplastics in the Great Lakes become benthic, study shows

Sediment petrologist Patricia Corcoran and several of her students at the University of Western Ontario found that microplastics in the Great Lakes are becoming benthic, as presented on the Geological Study of America Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, on September...

September 29, 2019

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Rare tornado hits Willcox, Arizona

Remnants of Hurricane "Lorena" brought floods, strong winds, and a very rare tornado to Arizona on September 23, 2019. The tornado hit the city of Willcox late September 23, injuring 2 people, NWS confirmed. The agency rated it as EF-1 with speeds of 145...

September 26, 2019

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Flagstaff sets all-time daily snow record, Payson receives yearly snow amount in a day, Arizona

A powerful winter storm dumped record-breaking amounts of snow on Arizona this week, forcing the closure of roads, schools and government offices. Flagstaff Pulliam Airport in Flagstaff, Arizona recorded 911.8 mm (35.9 inches) of snow on February 21, 2019, setting...

February 23, 2019

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Phoenix, AZ records wettest October ever, 4th wettest month, and the wettest water year to date

Heavy rain produced by remnants of Hurricane "Sergio" hit parts of Arizona on October 13, 2018, flooding low-lying roads and closing some local streets. The remnants of former Hurricane "Rosa" early in October 2018 combined with Hurricane...

October 14, 2018

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Ex-Hurricane "Rosa" claims one life in Mexico, brings record-breaking rain to Phoenix, AZ

The remnants of Ex-Hurricane "Rosa" moved through Arizona on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, causing widespread moderate to heavy rainfall. For Phoenix, it was one of the rainiest days on record, NWS said. Tropical Storm "Rosa" approached the central...

October 03, 2018

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Mohave Fire: Amazing video of firenado becoming a waterspout, Arizona

A rare phenomenon of a firenado turning into a waterspout was recorded in Arizona on July 14, 2018. The cause of Mohave Fire, which started on the same day the video was recorded, is still under investigation. This amazing video was recorded in Blythe, on the...

July 16, 2018

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Arizona governor declares state of emergency as Tinder Fire chars over 11 000 acres

In response to a growing Tinder Fire in the Coconino National Forest near Payson, Arizona, governor Doug Ducey has declared a state of emergency. The fire broke out around 18:25 UTC (11:45 local time) on April 27, according to InciWeb and is still zero percent...

May 02, 2018

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Very bright fireball explodes over Arizona, 4th major fireball within 10 hours

A very bright fireball streaked through the night sky over Arizona at around 03:29 UTC on November 15, 2017 (20:29 MST, November 14). The event lasted up to 7 seconds and does not appear as a good candidate for the Taurid Meteor Shower. This is the 4th major...

November 15, 2017

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Brilliant fireball over Arizona, sonic boom picked up by a seismometer

A brilliant fireball streaked through the night sky over southern Arizona, US around 03:32 UTC on September 24, 2017 (20:32 MDT, September 23). The event lasted about 12 seconds and produced a sonic boom picked up by a seismometer near Tucson. The American Meteor...

September 27, 2017

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Dust storm causes 25-vehicle pile-up in New Mexico, multiple deaths and injuries

A multi-vehicle pile-up on the Interstate-10 West in Lordsburg, near the Arizona - New Mexico border, late Monday, June 19, 2017 resulted in deaths of at least 6 people. The chain-reaction crash happened near milepost 11 and is being attributed to high winds and...

June 20, 2017

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Explaining the Mohave earthquake swarm, Arizona

Prompted by a swarm of earthquakes constantly shaking the grounds of Mohave County, Arizona, since late March 2016, Dr. Lee Alison, the Arizona State Geologists, Director of the Arizona Geological Survey, filmed a brief video clip to educate the residents and inform...

May 11, 2016

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Large dust storm clouds Phoenix, Arizona

A large dust storm swept the US Arizona's capital of Phoenix on October 16, 2015, media reports. The cloud system was hovering about 1 500 m (4 921 feet) above the ground, packing winds of 100 km/h (62 mph) and was followed by a strong thunderstorm. Video...

October 18, 2015

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Historic rainfall records broken - Eastern U.S. deluge in numbers

In somewhat similar situation to major flooding in The Balkan Peninsula during May 2014 parts of American East experienced what some local officials call "unprecedented deluge" over the last couple of days when a slow-moving storm system dropped reco

August 15, 2014

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Nearly 1,000 earthquakes recorded in Arizona over three years

Most of Arizona has experienced low levels of recorded seismicity, with infrequent moderate and large earthquakes in the state. However, a new study published by Arizona State University researchers found nearly 1,000 earthquakes rattling the state over a three-year

August 18, 2012