Latest Monsoons News

St. George breaks hits a record 122 days without rain

Oct. 17, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — St. George is experiencing a record dry spell as the city in southern Utah hits 122 days without rain. The Spectrum reports weather officials said St. George broke the record on Thursday. According to the National Weather Service the previous record was set at 121 days in 1929....

Monsoon brings high hope, delivers little rain in Southwest

Sep. 30, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A seasonal weather pattern that brings high hopes for rain, thunder and lightning was a dud across much of the U.S. Southwest this year. The monsoon season runs from mid-June through September, characterized by a shift in wind patterns and moisture being pulled in from the tropical...

More than 100 killed in India due to heavy rains

Sep. 30, 2019 7:31 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Heavy rains have killed more than 100 people in central Uttar Pradesh and Bihar states over the past three days, Indian officials said Monday, as floodwaters submerged major cities, bringing them to a grinding halt. Officials in Uttar Pradesh said that at least 79 people have died in the...

Torrential rains kill another 42 people in India

Sep. 29, 2019 8:19 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Monsoon rains continue to batter parts of India, with at least 42 more people dying in the past 24 hours, officials said Sunday. At least 35 people died from rain-related causes in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh and seven died in the eastern state of Bihar, officials said. The latest...

Torrential monsoon rains kill 59 in northern India

Sep. 28, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — A heavy spell of retreating monsoon rains has flooded wide areas of northern India, killing dozens of people this past week, an official said Saturday. Sandhaya Kureel, a spokeswoman of the Disaster Management and Relief Department, said most of the 59 fatalities were caused by house...

Haze from Indonesian fires now affecting Philippines

Sep. 20, 2019 9:32 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Haze blown by monsoon winds from fires in Indonesia has begun affecting some areas of the Philippines and raised concerns about aviation safety and possible health risks, an official said Friday. Landrico Dalida Jr., the deputy administrator of the Philippine Atmospheric,...

Damaging monsoon storm hits Eloy in Pinal County

Sep. 17, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

ELOY, Ariz. (AP) — Eloy residents are cleaning up after a monsoon storm knocked over a tractor-trailer rig, tore off a tire shop's roof and downed trees Monday. The Casa Grande Dispatch reported that the roof of Aztec Tires blew off and ended up more than 100 yards (91 meters) away from the rest of the...