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  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Portions of Bonita Canyon Campground closing July 7th

    July 3, 2014 2:15 PM

    CHIRICAHUA NATIONAL MONUMENT - Portions of the Bonita Canyon Campground will be closed beginning Monday, July 7. The campground is located near the mouth of Bonita Canyon and several streams flow through the vicinity. In anticipation of heavy monsoon rains, around 10 of the 25 sites in the campground will... more »
  • Kitt Peak hosts Meteor Mania tonight

    May 5, 2014 8:43 AM

    KITT PEAK - Come witness Mother Nature's spectacular fireworks shows! View an exquisite meteor shower under the pristine dark skies of Kitt Peak Observatory. Festivities begin late and stretch into the wee hours of the morning as we observe one of nature's most spectacular cosmic shows. Learn about meteors,... more »
  • News 4 Tucson's Ice Break Contest returns!

    March 28, 2014 3:58 PM

    TUCSON - An Old Pueblo tradition is back! News 4 Tucson is proud to announce the annual Ice Break contest is officially underway. We formally invite you to guess the date and time (down to the minute) that the Tucson International Airport hits 100° for the first time in... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Free hiking Monday at Saguaro National Park

    March 27, 2014 1:26 PM

    TUCSON - Enjoy the beautiful spring weather in your backyard national park, with free admission into Saguaro National Park Monday, March 31: Cesar Chavez Day. "Saguaro National Park has a rich history of Hispanic and Latino heritage and we honor Cesar Chavez and the contributions that he made to... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Hike at Joe's Canyon this Sunday

    March 20, 2014 2:17 PM

    HEREFORD - Fun for all ages to be had at Coronado National Memorial in Cochise County. Grab the kids & go "Hittin' the Trails" in Joe's Canyon this Sunday. According to officials at Coronado National Memorial, this is a 2-hour, one mile round-trip hike along the lower portion of... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Wasson Peak popular with News 4 Tucson viewers

    February 6, 2014 3:04 PM

    TUCSON - This morning on Tucson Today, Meteorologist Jeff Beamish heads west for "Hittin the Trails 4 You". Our viewers consider the hikes to Wasson Peak the crown jewel of the Tucson Mountains. Wasson Peak is the highest part of the Tucsons, with an elevation of nearly 4,800 feet.... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Our viewers most popular Tucson hike is...

    January 30, 2014 3:23 PM

    TUCSON - What's your favorite Tucson hike? We asked this question on our News 4 Tucson Facebook page last week. Our viewers gave Meteorologist Jeff Beamish an overwhelming favorite: Sabino Canyon's Seven Falls. Find out why it's Tucson's place to hike by clicking the video above. For directions and a... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Free hiking at Sabino Canyon for MLK Day

    January 16, 2014 12:28 PM

    TUCSON - The U.S. Forest Service, including the Coronado National Forest will waive fees at most of its day-use recreation sites on Jan. 20, 2014, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The fee waiver day is the first of five fee-waiver occasions offered by the agency during 2014.... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: January guided hikes at Saguaro National Park

    January 10, 2014 7:30 AM

    TUCSON - Splendid weather for a day or night hike at Saguaro National Park. Several guided hikes step foot this month at both Saguaro National Park locations. This Sunday and Monday, Saguaro National Park West hosts late afternoon hikes which highlight those amazing Arizona sunsets. Meanwhile, Saguaro National Park... more »
  • What is the 'Polar Vortex'?

    January 7, 2014 9:45 AM

    TUCSON - The coldest temperatures to hit the Lower 48 in almost two decades has people buzzing. If you were on social media yesterday, you undoubtedly came across several mentions of the country's cold snap being caused by a "polar vortex". This meteorological term has been used (and misused)... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Next Saturday's BEYOND hiking events

    January 3, 2014 9:14 AM

    TUCSON - Closing in on a big hiking day across Pima County next weekend, serving to honor the victims of the January 8th shootings. "BEYOND" is a community-wide event taking place Saturday, January 11th. The event was started by the family of Gabe Zimmerman. Gabe tragically lost his life... more »
  • Winter's revenge coming to the Old Pueblo

    December 19, 2013 10:22 AM

    TUCSON - After abnormal December warmth, Old Man Winter returns to southern Arizona. A cold front dropping down the California coast brings a big change to the forecast. Here's a timeline of what to expect, compiled by News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. TIMING: Gusty winds to 30 MPH... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: First Day Hikes across Arizona State parks

    December 18, 2013 12:50 PM

    TUCSON - A new year means a first hike for several looking to go "Hittin' the Trails" at Arizona State Parks. "First Day Hikes" is a series of guided treks slated across the Grand Canyon State on New Year's Day. Various state parks will be hosting hiking opportunities during... more »
  • Cool weekend for the Old Pueblo

    December 7, 2013 1:06 AM

    TUCSON - Chilled sunshine to start the weekend. Expect highs in the mid to upper 50's this afternoon, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. Mostly sunny skies today gives way to increased cloud cover tonight. Overnight lows should be a bit warmer versus the last few mornings. ... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: December guided hikes at Saguaro National Park East

    December 6, 2013 9:50 AM

    TUCSON - From easy rambles to night hikes, Saguaro National Park East has a stocking stuffed with hiking events this month. Click the video above for a preview of December guided hikes. For a complete list of December events at Saguaro National Park East, click here .
  • The Cold Pueblo returns tonight!

    December 5, 2013 10:37 AM

    TUCSON - The coldest temps since late February bring a widespread freeze tonight. Here's the timeline of what to expect the next 24 hours, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish: ADVISORIES: Freeze Warning for lower elevations of Pima, Pinal & Santa Cruz Counties from 10 PM today... more »
  • Polar Express pulls into the Old Pueblo

    December 4, 2013 10:18 AM

    TUCSON - The coldest air of the season is set to arrive in the next 36 hours. A cold front is sweeping across the state this morning. Here is a timeline of what to expect, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish: ADVISORIES: Wind Advisory for Cochise, Graham... more »
  • What to expect with today's Autumn soaker

    November 22, 2013 10:26 AM

    TUCSON - Wet and white across the Grand Canyon state the next 48 hours. Here is the latest forecast breakdown for southern Arizona, courtesy of News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish: TIMING - Scattered showers today. Heaviest & most widespread rains arrive to Tucson late tonight and linger through... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Sabino Canyon's Seven Falls

    November 21, 2013 1:08 PM

    TUCSON - From water to wildlife, Seven Falls is the signature hike at Sabino Canyon. A quick tram ride to shuttle stop #3 takes you to the trailhead. You're met by a flat and wide path, winding its way through the canyon and into the majestic falls. "When... more »
  • "Saguaro Soaker" arrives tonight

    November 21, 2013 10:51 AM

    TUCSON - As advertised over the last several days, big changes coming to the forecast starting later on tonight. Here's a quick breakdown of what to expect from News 4 Tucson Meteorologist Jeff Beamish: TIMING: Isolated showers start late tonight, increasing to widespread coverage tomorrow and Saturday. Showers... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Madera Canyon's Super Trail

    November 15, 2013 9:50 AM

    MADERA CANYON - Super scenery on a vastly underrated hike. There's a whole lot to like along the Super Trail. The rugged trek crosses a streambed several times, flanked by foliage and dramatic views of Mount Wrightson. "It's really fantastic. I'm learning so much as far as these... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Finding Mt. Lemmon's Fall foliage

    October 31, 2013 4:18 PM

    MOUNT LEMMON - For desert dwellers longing for Fall, it's a 45 minute drive away from Tucson. Fall foliage is at its peak atop Mount Lemmon, but only for a limited time. Here are four hiking hot spots to catch the colors high up in the Catalina Mountains. ... more »
  • Perfect Fall weekend for the Old Pueblo

    October 5, 2013 4:52 AM

    TUCSON - The weather doesn't get much better than this for the first weekend of October. A departing trough keeps daytime highs in the mid to upper 80's this afternoon, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. Ample sunshine is supplied by a ridge of high pressure over the... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Trail closures due to government shutdown

    October 4, 2013 9:49 AM

    TUCSON - A gorgeous weekend to go "Hittin' the Trails", but the government shutdown may cast a black cloud on your hiking plans. This morning on Tucson Today, Meteorologist Jeff Beamish compiled a list of what trails are open & closed across southern Arizona. Here's what you need to... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Free hiking at Sabino Canyon this Saturday

    September 26, 2013 1:36 PM

    TUCSON - The USDA Forest Service will waive day-use fees associated with many recreation sites or amenities on national forests nationwide on September 28, National Public Lands Day. The Forest Service waives fees every year to encourage more Americans from all walks of life to get outdoors and experience... more »
  • Tonight's Arizona/UTSA gameday forecast

    September 14, 2013 3:27 AM

    TUCSON - Thunder-free from the tailgate to final quarter. Mostly sunny skies dominate your Saturday, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. High temps for your pre-game festivities top out in the mid to upper 90's in Tucson. Any chance of isolated storms will be confined to Cochise, Graham... more »
  • Closing time for Monsoon 2013

    September 13, 2013 1:12 PM

    TUCSON - Last chance for metro storms comes this afternoon. Enough moisture and instability is in place for isolated storms along and east of a Tucson-Nogales line, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. Some metro spots may see rain, but most areas stay dry. Storm chances decrease after... more »
  • Slight thunder threat today, big heat next week

    September 12, 2013 1:06 PM

    TUCSON - Last call for Monsoon storms over the next 72 hours. Enough moisture lingers to warrant a slight chance of isolated storms this afternoon, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. Odds favor the metro staying dry, but a storm or two can't be ruled out. Best chance... more »
  • So long, Monsoon 2013...

    September 11, 2013 12:35 PM

    TUCSON - Consider the next 72 hours the swan song for our Summer storm season. Dry air moving in from the southwest limits the thunder threat today, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. Outside of a slight chance of isolated mountain storms, expect mostly sunny skies & high... more »
  • Soaker to start the week, game over for Monsoon 2013 by weekend?

    September 9, 2013 1:20 PM

    TUCSON - Feeling more Seattle than Sonoran Desert this afternoon. Remnant moisture from Tropical Storm Lorena combines with a low pressure trough west of Tucson to develop widespread showers & storms today, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. While a lack of sunshine limits the potential for microbursts... more »
  • Tropical Storm Lorena boosts weekend storm chances

    September 6, 2013 2:05 PM

    TUCSON - Your weekend plans may involve the umbrella. A weak disturbance kicks up isolated storms this afternoon, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. Central and western Pima County will be the favored areas for storms due to more Monsoon moisture out west. A few storms may be... more »
  • Watching this weekend's Pacific wildcard

    September 5, 2013 1:18 PM

    TUCSON - Hot and dry this afternoon, but changes are brewing this weekend. Tucson hits triple digits today for the 68th time this year, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. Enough moisture lingers near the International Border of Santa Cruz & Pima Counties for a slight chance of... more »
  • Dry & hot today, Monsoon booster brewing in the Pacific?

    September 4, 2013 1:25 PM

    TUCSON - A few down days on tap for Monsoon 2013. Dry air from the east scours out moisture over southern Arizona, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. Expect mostly sunny skies the next few days as daytime highs run 5-7° above average for early September. Tucson... more »
  • Storm chances peak today, dwindle rest of week

    September 3, 2013 1:06 PM

    TUCSON - Monsoon 2013 a little more active today versus 24 hours ago. Isolated storms are possible later this afternoon & evening, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. A few storms may be capable of locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds, but the severe threat should be limited.... more »
  • Monsoon 2013 looking loud for Labor Day

    September 2, 2013 11:58 AM

    TUCSON - Mother Nature not taking the holiday off. A mid-level disturbance responsible for this morning's rain will fire off another round of scattered storms this afternoon, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. Favored areas for storms will be along and west of an Oracle-Sierra Vista line. Storms... more »
  • Diminishing thunder threat for Labor Day weekend

    August 30, 2013 1:38 PM

    TUCSON - Best chance of storms over the next week comes today. Ample moisture over the Sonoran Desert leads to scattered showers and storms, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. Activity won't be as widespread as yesterday, but a few storms may produce heavy rainfall through this evening.... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Free guided hikes returning to Marana

    August 29, 2013 1:19 PM

    MARANA - Marana’s Parks and Recreation Department is bringing back its guided hike program starting September 14. Through May, the Town offers free hikes in the Tortolita Mountains every second Saturday at 8 a.m. The group meets at the Wild Burro Trailhead on the grounds of the Ritz-Carlton, Dove... more »
  • Late week gullywasher, cooler temps today

    August 29, 2013 1:10 PM

    TUCSON - Most of southern Arizona sees rain over the next 24 hours. An inverted trough over Sonora interacts with ample Monsoon moisture, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. Widespread showers and storms are expected to develop this afternoon, continuing through the evening hours. While the lack of... more »
  • Stormy 72 hours for the Sonoran Desert

    August 28, 2013 1:15 PM

    TUCSON - A mid-week Monsoon ramp up. An inverted trough over Sonora surges moisture northward, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. This feature leads to scattered storms today, especially along the International Border. Prime time for metro storms comes tonight, as the atmosphere becomes more favorable for development.... more »
  • Calmer today, Monsoon 2013 ramps up rest of week

    August 27, 2013 12:57 PM

    TUCSON - Monsoon 2013 takes a brief timeout today. Drier air limits storm chances to the isolated variety, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. Enough moisture lingers to spark a few storms, most of which will be west of Metro Tucson. A repeat performance of yesterday seems unlikely.... more »
  • Loud start to the week for Monsoon 2013

    August 26, 2013 12:55 PM

    TUCSON - Storms start the week off with a bang. The line between dry desert air to the east and Monsoon moisture triggers scattered storms today, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. Areas along and west of an Oracle-Tucson-Nogales line stand the best chance of storms between 1-6... more »
  • All eyes on Tropical Storm Ivo this weekend

    August 23, 2013 1:13 PM

    TUCSON - The eastern Pacific energizes Monsoon 2013 the next 72 hours. Isolated storms are expected this afternoon & tonight, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. The atmosphere isn't as unstable as yesterday, hindering the severe weather threat. A few storms may be capable of locally heavy rainfall... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Fee-free day at southern Arizona national parks Sunday

    August 23, 2013 9:21 AM

    TUCSON - In celebration of the 97th anniversary of the National Park Service (NPS), all 401 national park units, including Saguaro National Park, Coronado National Memorial & Chiricahua National Monument, will waive entrance fees on Sunday, August 25, 2013. Known as "Founder's Day", this event observes the creation of the... more »
  • From Monsoon downer to potential deluge

    August 22, 2013 1:33 PM

    TUCSON - Consider the rest of the work week the calm before the storm. Dry air moving in from the east limits the thunder threat today, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. Expect isolated storms, especially along & west of an Oracle-Sierra Vista line. Highs return to the... more »
  • Morning clouds limit today's temps, storm chances

    August 21, 2013 1:20 PM

    TUCSON - A quieter Monsoon day for the Sonoran Desert. Morning clouds serve to stabilize the atmosphere & only bring a slight chance of isolated storms, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. Daytime temps look unlikely to reach triple digits in Tucson, with a forecast high in the... more »
  • A few birthday storms, weekend trending wetter

    August 20, 2013 1:27 PM

    TUCSON - Hit & miss Monsoon activity for Tucson's 238th birthday. Isolated storms are possible this afternoon & evening, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. While there's ample moisture present, most storms should favor the higher terrain due to weak steering winds. Because of the slow motion of... more »
  • Big heat, some storms, Monsoon cranking up for weekend?

    August 19, 2013 1:19 PM

    TUCSON - The hit & miss variety of the Monsoon is back in action today. High pressure parked over the Arizona/New Mexico border supplies triple digit temps and isolated storms, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. Storms should develop in the mountains by late morning, with a few... more »
  • Plenty of heat, a few storms for the Sonoran Desert

    August 16, 2013 1:37 PM

    TUCSON - More of the hit & miss Monsoon variety heading into the weekend. Enough moisture stays in place for isolated storms today, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. A lack of instability limits widespread storm potential as high pressure supplies sinking air. Higher terrain locations stand the... more »
  • Measly Monsoon continues for the Old Pueblo

    August 15, 2013 1:07 PM

    TUCSON - Another day where areas south & east of Tucson stand the best chance at storms. Ample moisture is present, but the atmosphere is not very unstable, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. Areas along and east of a Nogales-Green Valley-Safford line will see scattered storms today.... more »
  • Welcome back, Monsoon 2013!

    August 14, 2013 12:59 PM

    TUCSON - Monsoon storms are back in business. Increased dew points equals an increase in thunderstorm chances, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. Expect a slight chance of isolated storms in Tucson this afternoon/evening. Santa Cruz & Cochise Counties should see the best chance of scattered storms today.... more »
  • Storms stay east, for now

    August 13, 2013 1:27 PM

    TUCSON - Dry, hot and thunder-free this afternoon for the Old Pueblo. A dry westerly flow aloft shoves Monsoon moisture toward the New Mexico state line, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. Douglas, Bisbee, Willcox and points east may see a few isolated storms this afternoon. West of... more »
  • From Nonsoon to Monsoon this weekend

    August 9, 2013 12:51 PM

    TUCSON - The great rain wait is almost over, desert dwellers. Dry conditions prevail again this afternoon, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. Under mostly sunny skies, highs peak in the 100's for the 49th time this year in Tucson. There is a slight chance of a stray... more »
  • The Monsoon vacation continues

    August 8, 2013 1:02 PM

    TUCSON - Dew points are dropping and the thermometer's threatening triple digits. Southern Arizona remains thunder-free the next few days, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. Dry air from the southwest has scoured out Monsoon moisture and brings daytime highs around the 100's for Tucson this afternoon. ... more »
  • Short work week for Monsoon 2013

    August 7, 2013 12:44 PM

    TUCSON - Storms are off. The heat is back on. Dry air from the southwest brings a shutdown for storm chances today, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. Outside of a slight chance of an isolated storm along & east of a Safford-Willcox line, southern Arizona sees mostly... more »
  • Last call for scattered storms

    August 6, 2013 12:38 PM

    TUCSON - One more shot at storms before Monsoon 2013 takes the rest of the work week off. Ample moisture and a mid-level disturbance from Sonora triggers scattered storms today, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. Storms should develop around lunchtime and taper off late this evening. Locally... more »
  • Clouds complicate Monday's forecast

    August 5, 2013 12:56 PM

    TUCSON - Morning rain likely leads to a down day for the Monsoon. As showers continue to diminish, so will the thunder threat for later today, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. Only isolated storms are on tap this afternoon through the overnight hours. Daytime highs peak in... more »
  • The Monsoon makes a return

    July 31, 2013 12:59 PM

    TUCSON - Welcome back, Monsoon 2013. Increased moisture leads to a slight chance of isolated thunderstorms in Tucson today, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. Areas east of the metro stand a better shot of storms during the afternoon and evening hours. Highs in Tucson today peak in... more »
  • Another Monsoon downer today, more active Thursday?

    July 30, 2013 1:08 PM

    TUCSON - One more dry day before the Monsoon ramps back up. Moisture is slowly increasing along the International Border, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. This leads to a slight chance of a stray storm or two for Nogales, Sierra Vista & Douglas this afternoon. Areas north... more »
  • Shutdown City for Monsoon 2013 next 48 hours

    July 29, 2013 11:56 AM

    TUCSON - It's a dry heat again. West winds aloft have dropped dew points across southern Arizona, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. As Monsoon moisture decreases, temps increase the next 48 hours. Expect mostly sunny skies and the 44th triple digit day of the year in Tucson... more »
  • Storm chances fizzle, temperatures sizzle by weekend

    July 26, 2013 1:17 PM

    TUCSON - If you don't get rain today, you might be waiting a while. Scattered storms are possible this afternoon through early evening, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. While winds steering storms are rather weak, the atmosphere is very moist. A few storms could dump a quick... more »
  • Flash Flood Watch for Tucson & southeastern Arizona until 9 PM

    July 25, 2013 1:26 PM

    TUCSON - The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for southeastern Arizona from 11 AM until 9 PM today. Locations include Metro Tucson, Sells, Oracle, Nogales, Sierra Vista, Douglas, Safford, Clifton & surrounding communities. For the 2nd day in a row, conditions are favorable for... more »
  • Bisbee on Flood Watch

    July 24, 2013 12:47 PM

    BISBEE - Nathan O'Neal is in Bisbee, Ariz. Wednesday as the town and county is under a Flood Watch for the day. The area has been hit hard this monsoon with winds and high rain fall swamping streets and homes. Here's a look at mobile video O'Neal shot Wednesday... more »
  • Another down day for Monsoon 2013

    July 23, 2013 12:47 PM

    TUCSON - More "nonsoon" than "monsoon" this afternoon. Dew points remain elevated but warm air aloft and weak steering winds keep storms the isolated variety, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. Areas east of Tucson will see the best chance of isolated storms today. Perhaps a slight uptick in... more »
  • Quieter week on the Monsoon front

    July 22, 2013 12:45 PM

    TUCSON - Off the heels of an active weekend comes a bit of a Monsoon break. According to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish, a lack of instability and weak steering winds will tend to keep storms the isolated variety today. Prime time for storms should follow the normal Monsoon... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Information on walking area malls

    July 18, 2013 4:13 PM

    TUCSON - This morning on Tucson Today, Meteorologist Jeff Beamish showed hikers a way to beat the heat and stay safe from Monsoon storms the next few months. While the sightlines are lacking, you can still get in a good workout by taking a hike at the mall. All three... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Moonlight hike coming to Kartchner Caverns

    July 11, 2013 1:39 PM

    TUCSON - Kartchner Caverns State Park is much more than a stunning cave with the world's most diverse minerals and formations. There are many activities for families inside the Visitor Center and on the park grounds. There will be a ranger-led moonlight hike during the full moon on Saturday, July... more »
  • Severe storms, flash flooding possible today

    July 10, 2013 1:50 PM

    TUCSON - All signs point to the most active day Tucson's seen this Monsoon. A mid-level disturbance interacts with ample moisture to develop scattered storms, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. These storms should move into the metro late this afternoon/evening. The potential exists for a dust storm... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: July hiking events at Saguaro National Park

    June 27, 2013 4:17 PM

    TUCSON - Saguaro National Park is offering a variety of hikes and talks this summer that explore the park's wonderful natural and cultural history. This listing is also available on the park's website, www.nps.gov/sagu , or visit us on Facebook . Interpretive programs are free, but park entrance fees... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Saturday night hikes at Arizona Game & Fish

    June 21, 2013 8:47 AM

    TUCSON - Registrations are now being accepted by the Arizona Game and Fish Department for a series of free Saturday nighttime nature walks starting in June. The five hikes will be about specific topics and are scheduled as follows • Night adaptations, June 29, • Owls, July 6 • Reptiles and amphibians,... more »
  • Slight thunder threat for start of Monsoon 2013

    June 15, 2013 1:35 AM

    TUCSON - The Monsoon begins with a bang for portions of southern Arizona. Isolated thunderstorms are possible this afternoon & evening, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. The best chance for hit and miss storms will be along and east of a Casa Grande-Tucson-Nogales line. Severe weather is... more »
  • New York Times features News 4 Tucson's Ice Break contest

    May 24, 2013 9:00 AM

    TUCSON - What happens when you have a wildly popular contest, a late arrival of sizzling temps and the New York Times Student Institute calling Tucson home? Ice Break making national headlines! Yesterday, the New York Times published a story featuring the News 4 Tucson Ice Break contest, including... more »
  • Breezy today, ice-breaking heat for Memorial Day Weekend

    May 20, 2013 11:35 AM

    TUCSON - Gusty winds, seasonal temps to start the week. Low pressure over the Dakotas and high pressure near Nevada brings the breezes back this afternoon, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. Expect winds up to 20 MPH out of the west-northwest today as high temps peak in... more »
  • Relatively cool weekend (for May standards)

    May 18, 2013 1:51 AM

    TUCSON - Still Ice Break free to kick start the weekend. A cold front departs the state this afternoon, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. As a result, daytime highs run a degree or two below average. Expect mostly sunny skies with temps peaking in the low 90's... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Moonlight hike at Kartchner Caverns

    May 17, 2013 9:00 AM

    TUCSON - This morning on Tucson Today, Meteorologist Jeff Beamish previewed next Saturday's Moonlight Hike at Kartchner Caverns State Park. Go "Hittin the Trails" on the Foothills Loop Trail from 6:30-8:30 PM. The hike is 2.5 miles in length, considered moderately difficult by park rangers. Hikers are asked to... more »
  • Slight rain chance near border, another 90 degree day on tap

    May 14, 2013 11:42 AM

    TUCSON - More 90's and more cloud cover this afternoon. A departing low pressure trough over Sonora draws in enough moisture for isolated showers along the International Border today, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. Areas north of that will stay dry, with partly cloudy skies and mid... more »
  • Mild May temps this week, ice breaking heat next?

    May 7, 2013 1:43 PM

    TUCSON - Amazing May weather continues this afternoon. A slow moving area of low pressure keeps temperatures well below average, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. Highs this afternoon reach the low 80's under mostly sunny skies. Gusty winds are likely up to 25 MPH out of the... more »
  • 80's entering the new work week

    May 6, 2013 12:25 PM

    TUCSON - The calendar says May, but this week's temps will feel more like April. Daytime highs all week long will peak in the low to mid 80's, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. This is thanks to a slow-moving low pressure trough off the California coast, supplying... more »
  • Air Quality Advisory issued for Pima County

    May 3, 2013 2:49 PM

    TUCSON - The Pima County Department of Environmental Quality is issuing an air quality advisory due to elevated levels of wind-blown particulate matter today. Gusty winds have caused airborne particulate matter levels to approach the "Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups" category on the Air Quality Index. Particulate matter is made... more »
  • Winds ease off today, slight rain chance returning soon

    May 3, 2013 1:31 PM

    TUCSON - A gusty, dusty start to the day. Wind gusts as high as 46 MPH have been felt across southern Arizona this morning, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. A cold front finally pulls away from the state by mid-afternoon, with calmer winds prevailing. Highs today reach... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Celebrate Catalina State Park's 30th anniversary tomorrow

    May 2, 2013 2:24 PM

    TUCSON - Catalina State Park in Tucson, Arizona will be celebrating its 30th anniversary on May 4, 2013. Arizona State Parks and the Friends of Catalina State Park are co-sponsoring a daylong celebration that will take place at the Park. The day's activities will commemorate the founding of the... more »
  • Double dose of gusty winds through early next week

    May 2, 2013 12:43 PM

    TUCSON - Gusty winds and a high fire danger through the overnight hours. A cold front brings 20 MPH wind gusts this afternoon, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. Winds increase to 30 MPH overnight as the front passes by. All of southeastern Arizona is under a Red... more »
  • Warm May start, Red Flag Warning tomorrow

    May 1, 2013 1:01 PM

    TUCSON - Another 90 degree day on tap after the 10th warmest April on record. High temps this afternoon reach the low 90's in Tucson, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. Gusty winds make a return to the forecast as soon as tomorrow, thanks to a cold front... more »
  • 90's stay strong, winds whip up by week's end

    April 30, 2013 1:17 PM

    TUCSON - A warm wrap to April in the Old Pueblo. High pressure remains anchored off the West Coast locks in the 90's again today, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. Temps this afternoon run 7-9 degrees above average under sunny skies, accompanied by west winds around 10-15... more »
  • Close, but no ice breaking heat on tap

    April 29, 2013 12:44 PM

    TUCSON - The ice breaks for parts of southern Arizona today, just not the Old Pueblo. High pressure parked off the West Coast cranks up temps 9-11 degrees above average, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. Daytime highs range from the upper 90's in Metro Tucson to 100's... more »
  • Par for the course today, triple digits coming soon?

    April 26, 2013 1:12 PM

    TUCSON - A perfect April afternoon on tap. Daytime highs reach the mid 80's in Tucson today, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. These temps are on par with normal highs for late April. Expect abundant sunshine and lighter winds compared to yesterday. High pressure parks over... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Free hiking at Saguaro National Park today

    April 25, 2013 2:25 PM

    TUCSON - In celebration of National Park Week, Saguaro National Park will waive entrance fees today. Did you know that Saguaro National Park is one park with two districts, protecting 91,440 acres of Sonoran Desert? Did you know that Tucson's backyard national park was first established in 1933? As... more »
  • Sonoran Wind Machine cranks up the fire danger

    April 25, 2013 1:09 PM

    TUCSON - The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning from 11 AM until 8 PM today, including Cochise, Graham and Greenlee Counties. Gusty winds up to 25 MPH increases the wildfire threat today, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. This is in response to a... more »
  • A break from the 90's, Fire Weather Watch coming

    April 24, 2013 1:15 PM

    TUCSON - The string of 90 degree temps comes to a halt today. A weak low pressure trough drops highs into the upper 80's this afternoon, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. Temps fall a few more degrees Thursday as winds crank up around 30 MPH. Areas east... more »

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