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Event Heavy Rain
State ARIZONA
County/Area GILA
WFO FGZ
Report Source Newspaper
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-12-15 08:00:00.0 MST-7
Begin Location 1WNW PINE
Begin Lat/Lon 34.39/-111.47
End Date 2008-12-18 08:00:00.0 MST-7
End Location 15NNE YOUNG
End Lat/Lon 34.31/-110.89
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A large scale trough of low pressure brought two back to back storms to northern Arizona over much of a four day period. These storms brought close to two feet of new snow over the Western Mogollon Rim at 7000 feet and close to four feet of new snow above 9000 feet. The first storm was cold enough to lower the snow level to the floor of the Grand Canyon. The snow level rose to the 7000 foot level for an hour or two with the second storm. Dring this event the Department of Public Safety for northern Arizona responded to 188 slideoffs on highways in the northern region. Officers also responded to 65 collisions, 12 of which involved injury. Two people were transported to Flagstaff Medical Center to be treated for their injuries.
Event Narrative Heavy rain in the lower elevations of Gila County caused Tonto Creek to be come impassable. Residents were stranded on one side of the creek for several days. Between 400 and 600 people live on one side of the creek and often become stranded when the all three crossings become flooded.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 10 0.00K 0.00K
PINE GILA CO. AZ 12/15/2008 08:00 MST-7 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WESTERN MOGOLLON RIM (ZONE) WESTERN MOGOLLON RIM (ZONE) AZ 12/15/2008 14:00 MST-7 Heavy Snow 0 10 0.00K 0.00K
YAVAPAI COUNTY MOUNTAINS (ZONE) YAVAPAI COUNTY MOUNTAINS (ZONE) AZ 12/15/2008 14:00 MST-7 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EASTERN MOGOLLON RIM (ZONE) EASTERN MOGOLLON RIM (ZONE) AZ 12/15/2008 14:00 MST-7 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KAIBAB PLATEAU (ZONE) KAIBAB PLATEAU (ZONE) AZ 12/15/2008 18:00 MST-7 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRAND CANYON COUNTRY (ZONE) GRAND CANYON COUNTRY (ZONE) AZ 12/15/2008 18:00 MST-7 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COCONINO PLATEAU (ZONE) COCONINO PLATEAU (ZONE) AZ 12/15/2008 18:00 MST-7 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTHERN GILA COUNTY (ZONE) NORTHERN GILA COUNTY (ZONE) AZ 12/16/2008 06:00 MST-7 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARBLE CANYON AND GLEN CANYON ... MARBLE CANYON AND GLEN CANYON ... AZ 12/17/2008 18:00 MST-7 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 10 0.00K 0.00K