A series of strong and cold Pacific storms will take aim at Arizona over coming days. The first in the series will quickly enter Thursday spreading rain and snow across the region. Snow will accumulate with the first storm down to 5500', especially Thursday night into early Friday. The second storm is due Friday evening into early Saturday. This storm will be colder and wetter with more snow piling up down to 5000' or even lower. A lull in storms is expected Saturday evening through Sunday before the final storm enters early Monday.

Joshua Lott for The New York Times


The federal government has reached another settlement for cleanup work at abandoned uranium mines across the Navajo Nation.

Rob Schumacher/The Arizona Republic

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's decision to again take state gas tax money intended to help cities and counties build and repair roads for other uses is getting a cold reception in the Legislature.

Michael Collier

Climate experts tell us our planet will get warmer and sea levels will rise, and extreme weather will occur more often and with greater intensity. They predict that some places will get wetter and others more arid, that ice will melt and currents shift.


The University of California says President Janet Napolitano, a former U.S. Homeland Security secretary, is undergoing treatment for cancer and is hospitalized with complications.