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Weather question

Question: Why has this monsoon been so wet?

Answer: We have seen a persistent high-pressure system over the central and southern United States. That same system is responsible for the heat waves seen back east. And it has continued with little interruption, sending tropical moisture northward into the Southwest. Our big event, the overnight storms that resulted in record flows in the Rillito, was a strange case. An upper-level low-pressure storm moved south from Canada and got stuck in Colorado. That low-pressure storm sent wave after wave of rain from the Mogollon Rim of northern Arizona southward into southeast Arizona.

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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