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TUCSON - Call it "atmospheric scare tactics".

In the spirit of Halloween, here's a six pack of weather-related phobias.

Atychiphobia - the fear of being wrong. Also known as "Meteorologist Kryptonite". After all, 60% of the time we're right all the time!

Astraphobia - the feat of thunderstorms. Thankfully for our four legged friends, Tucson's prime storm days are typically limited to about a 2 month period.

Ombrophobia - fear of rain. If October 2017 is any judge, Mother Nature has a case of this. Chances are this month goes down as the 5th rain-free October on record at Tucson International Airport.

Nephophobia - fear of clouds. Here's where Tucson has a big weather advantage. NOAA estimates 85% of the year features sunny skies.

Thermophobia - the fear of heat. After suffering through the first three-day stretch of 115°+ highs back in June, there may be many Tucsonans that suffer from this.

Cryophobia - the fear of cold. If we're being honest here, morning temps in the 50s have desert dwellers scrambling to find sweaters. Meanwhile, our friends in the Great Lakes states would bust out the shorts.

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