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Tue Sep 24, 2019, 09:28 AM

Arizona is a dry desert. We have wind, sometimes in the form of haboobs

but very little rain . . . until yesterday.

It was around noon and I was in the grocery store when suddenly everyone’s phone was ringing. A tornado warning for Maricopa County had just been issued by the NWS! I got home just as the worst was hitting. Some wind gusts registered over 40 mph. The rain meter evidenced over 2 inches of rain in less than an hour. Had it rained a full hour it would have been the equivalent of more than 8 inches an hour.

Didn’t see this news on the news last night, but the timing of a tornado in AZ occurring on the day of the UN Climate Summit makes me suspicious of those darn climate deniers.

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Reply Arizona is a dry desert. We have wind, sometimes in the form of haboobs (Original post)
in2herbs Sep 2019 OP
Kali Sep 2019 #1
in2herbs Sep 2019 #3
Ptah Sep 2019 #5
Kali Sep 2019 #6
vsrazdem Sep 2019 #2
Coventina Sep 2019 #4
Ptah Sep 2019 #7

Response to in2herbs (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2019, 09:32 AM

1. AZ has parts of 3 desert types, and many other ecozones as well.

but yeah, I heard the Phx metro area got hammered yesterday.

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Response to Kali (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 24, 2019, 10:11 AM

3. The northern part of the County, where I live, is where it hit the worst. nt

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Response to Kali (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 24, 2019, 10:53 AM

5. Sopapilla is my favorite Arizona dessert

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Response to Ptah (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 24, 2019, 02:19 PM

6. LOL or fruit filled chimichangas?

before I got the spelling on that I was going to reply what about the Stinking Desert?


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Response to in2herbs (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2019, 10:05 AM

2. It was pretty crazy, and skies are still dark this morning.

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Response to in2herbs (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2019, 10:21 AM

4. It was wild. Haven't seen that kind of rain for a really long time.

Best of all, the forecast has no more triple digits!!

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Response to in2herbs (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2019, 03:58 PM

7. NWS: Willcox tornado confirmed, 2 injured

https://www.kgun9.com/news/local-news/ccso-possible-tornado-in-the-willcox-area

By: Phil Villarreal, Whitney Clark

The National Weather Service confirmed Tuesday that an EF1 tornado touched down in the Willcox area Monday night.

The estimated peak wind speed was between 90 and 100 miles pher hour. Its traveld a 1.75-mile, 0.33-mile-wide path from 9:25 to 9:27 p.m.

It injured two people.

Damage was found at the intersection of Cox and Hamilton Roads. The twister damaged numerous power poles and trees.


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