Remnants of Tropical Storm Newton Impacts Arizona

On Sunday afternoon, Tropical Depression 15 formed in the eastern Pacific. It was a large and relatively organized system, but once it got going, it got going. It began to intensify Sunday afternoon, becoming Tropical Storm Newton by Sunday evening. Tropical Storm Newton #NASA — NASA Earth (@NASAEarth) September 6, 2016 It rapidly strengthened […]

Incredible Microburst Affects Phoenix

Last evening, an incredibly photogenic and scenic microburst affected the city of Phoenix, Arizona. A microburst is a strong, concentrated downburst that produces wind damage and strong gusts across a small area. They are common, but are hard to capture in picture. Well, the best weather pic I have ever seen was taken of one […]

Snowfall in the Western US

While those of us here in the eastern part of the United States have been seeing warmer than normal temperatures, those in the western parts have been experiencing just the opposite! Areas in the higher latitudes of central California, western Montana, and even Arizona have snow on the ground for the first part of November. […]

Dust Storm Hits Phoenix

On Tuesday of this week, part of the Phoenix area became engulfed in a dust storm – something that is not uncommon for that area, but still fascinating nonetheless. Due to thunderstorms around the region, winds picked up sand and dirt, fanning the debris outward and turning the sky black (Capital Weather Gang). Great shot […]