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Weather question

Question: Why do monsoon storms appear for a few days in a row and then take a break?

ANSWER: Our monsoon flow, from the south and east, is the result of large and small atmospheric patterns. In the summer, a thermal low forms near Yuma and has counterclockwise flow. And a high-pressure system with a clockwise flow forms over the Four Corners region. Together they act as a conveyor of moisture from the tropics. When a low-pressure storm moves into the West from the Pacific, it briefly interrupts this flow.

Send your weather questions to: chiefchuck@kold.com.

Citizen Online Archive, 2006-2009

This archive contains all the stories that appeared on the Tucson Citizen's website from mid-2006 to June 1, 2009.

In 2010, a power surge fried a server that contained all of videos linked to dozens of stories in this archive. Also, a server that contained all of the databases for dozens of stories was accidentally erased, so all of those links are broken as well. However, all of the text and photos that accompanied some stories have been preserved.

For all of the stories that were archived by the Tucson Citizen newspaper's library in a digital archive between 1993 and 2009, go to Morgue Part 2

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