Climate and Weather

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 When a wall of water came toward him, all Cesar Garcia could think to do was protect his young daughter and try to save his nephew.

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In the latest installment of KNAU’s occasional segment “Weather Musings,” Meteorologist Lee Born answers listener-submitted questions about perceived shifts in the pattern of northern Arizona’s monsoon, as well as the effects of climate change on global weather. 

One of the most spectacular of all sky events is finally within hours. The partial solar eclipse in Arizona will begin at 9:13 am and continue until 12:01. Monsoon activity from Sunday overnight into early Monday will pose some cloud debris issues across portions of northern Arizona. While it is difficult to predict exactly where stubborn morning clouds will linger, we can try.

Here is a look at a model prediction of where the clouds will be hanging around at 8 am. The 11 am forecast is very similar.

Weather Musings With KNAU Meteorologist Lee Born

Aug 15, 2017

Several weeks ago we asked listeners to email their weather-related questions to KNAU meteorologist Lee Born. The response was overwhelming. Today, we hear from two listeners who want to know a little more about how monsoons's a new, occasional segment we like to call Lee Born's Weather Musings. 

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State officials are launching a campaign to make Arizonans aware of the year-round risk of flooding, particularly during the monsoon.