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Event Details

Event Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain / Snow Melt
State ARIZONA
County/Area GRAHAM
WFO TWC
Report Source Newspaper
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-01-21 22:00:00.0 MST-7
Begin Location 15S SAFFORD
Begin Lat/Lon 32.61/-109.72
End Date 2010-01-22 00:00:00.0 MST-7
End Location 10SE SAFFORD
End Lat/Lon 32.73/-109.6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 20.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative An exceptionally strong Pacific storm system impacted southeast Arizona, producing a wide variety of weather. Widespread heavy valley rain and higher elevation snow affected all of southeast Arizona. Additionally, the storm produced a significant wind event, with strong and damaging winds reported at many locations, along with areas of blowing dust. Heavy rainfall and melting snowpack produced some flooding of area streams and washes, and the combination of heavy snow and strong winds produced blizzard conditions on the highest elevations at times. Also, several severe thunderstorms produced wind damage during the evening of the 21st.
Event Narrative Graham County law enforcement performed two swift water rescues just south of Safford during the late evening hours of January 21st. Deputies responded at 10:15 PM to a truck caught in a wash on Chastain Lane, just north of Highway 366. Law enforcement rescued the motorist of the truck. There were no injuries, but the truck was fully engulfed by the water. At approximately the same time, law enforcement spotted a van stuck in Stockton Wash, along Stockton Road south of Roper Lake. The occupants of the van exited the vehicle and waded to safety, before the van was washed further down Stockton Wash.


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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 0 281.00K 0.00K
TUCSON PIMA CO. AZ 01/21/2010 10:00 MST-7 Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
TOHONO OODHAM NATION (ZONE) TOHONO OODHAM NATION (ZONE) AZ 01/21/2010 10:00 MST-7 High Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
SOUTHEAST PINAL COUNTY (ZONE) SOUTHEAST PINAL COUNTY (ZONE) AZ 01/21/2010 12:00 MST-7 Dust Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WESTERN PIMA COUNTY (ZONE) WESTERN PIMA COUNTY (ZONE) AZ 01/21/2010 13:00 MST-7 High Wind 82 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COCHISE COUNTY (ZONE) COCHISE COUNTY (ZONE) AZ 01/21/2010 13:00 MST-7 High Wind 68 kts. MG 0 0 80.00K 0.00K
TUCSON METRO/MARANA/GREEN VALL... TUCSON METRO/MARANA/GREEN VALL... AZ 01/21/2010 13:00 MST-7 High Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 110.00K 0.00K
TUCSON METRO/MARANA/GREEN VALL... TUCSON METRO/MARANA/GREEN VALL... AZ 01/21/2010 14:00 MST-7 Dust Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SOUTHEAST PINAL COUNTY (ZONE) SOUTHEAST PINAL COUNTY (ZONE) AZ 01/21/2010 14:00 MST-7 High Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
NORTHERN GREENLEE (ZONE) NORTHERN GREENLEE (ZONE) AZ 01/21/2010 17:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SELLS PIMA CO. AZ 01/21/2010 21:00 MST-7 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. MG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY (ZONE) SANTA CRUZ COUNTY (ZONE) AZ 01/21/2010 21:00 MST-7 High Wind 55 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SAFFORD GRAHAM CO. AZ 01/21/2010 22:00 MST-7 Flood 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY (ZONE) SANTA CRUZ COUNTY (ZONE) AZ 01/21/2010 22:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UPPER GILA RIVER VALLEY (ZONE) UPPER GILA RIVER VALLEY (ZONE) AZ 01/21/2010 22:00 MST-7 High Wind 60 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UPPER GILA RIVER VALLEY (ZONE) UPPER GILA RIVER VALLEY (ZONE) AZ 01/21/2010 22:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TUCSON METRO/MARANA/GREEN VALL... TUCSON METRO/MARANA/GREEN VALL... AZ 01/21/2010 22:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JAYNES PIMA CO. AZ 01/21/2010 23:00 MST-7 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 11.00K 0.00K
COCHISE COUNTY (ZONE) COCHISE COUNTY (ZONE) AZ 01/21/2010 23:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLIFTON GREENLEE CO. AZ 01/22/2010 00:00 MST-7 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 281.00K 0.00K