Climate and Weather


  The city of Flagstaff says recent flooding has caused about $300,000 in damage to public infrastructure.


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A tribe whose land is deep in a gorge off the Grand Canyon has issued a disaster declaration after extensive flooding forced the evacuation of tourists.

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An excessive heat warning was issued for a broad swath of the southwestern U.S. Monday with temperatures expected to approach 120 degrees this week in what forecasters say could prove to be the hottest days of the year.

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Harsh drought conditions in parts of the American West are pushing wild horses to the brink and spurring extreme measures to protect them.

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Some residents in Flagstaff’s Timberline neighborhood are cleaning up after Wednesday's historic rainfall caused widespread damage and flooding. They live just below the scar of the 2010 Schultz Fire on the eastern flank of the San Francisco Peaks. It’s a vulnerable area because the forest floor is loose, and unable to withstand heavy rain. A clogged drainage ditch made the situation even worse on Wednesday. KNAU’s Aaron Granillo reports from Timberline.