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Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State ARIZONA
County/Area GRAHAM
WFO TWC
Report Source Law Enforcement
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-08-24 18:15:00.0 MST-7
Begin Location 6NE FT GRANT
Begin Lat/Lon 32.68/-109.86
End Date 2010-08-24 20:00:00.0 MST-7
End Location 5WNW TANQUE
End Lat/Lon 32.62/-109.61
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 10.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A backdoor cold front acted on a warm and moist air mass to produce severe thunderstorms. Wet microbursts and flash flooding were the results.
Event Narrative Local law enforcement reported that Highway 191 between Safford and Interstate 10 had been closed due to flooding. At 7:00 pm, a spotter located in southern portions of Safford reported that he had received just over 3 inches of rainfall and that a majority of surrounding roads were impassable due to street flooding. According to Thatcher Police, a few homes near the Eastern Arizona College had water seep into their garages, one apartment suffered water damage, and the back room of a home on Fourth Avenue had water running into it. Also, a home south of Safford reported flood damage, and the Highway Department closed Safford/Bryce Road from Eighth Ave. to Bryce Eden Road due to flooding and debris. A vehicle also stalled in running water on Quattro Cerros Road near the Artesia area south of Safford. Water was running through the vehicle, but two passengers were able to get out. There were also several other reports of washed out roads and drainage problems.


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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 1.392M 0.00K
FLORENCE PINAL CO. AZ 08/24/2010 14:35 MST-7 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.10K 0.00K
SABINO PIMA CO. AZ 08/24/2010 15:00 MST-7 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 85.00K 0.00K
TUCSON PIMA CO. AZ 08/24/2010 15:00 MST-7 Lightning 0 0 0.50K 0.00K
TUSCON RYAN FLD ARPT PIMA CO. AZ 08/24/2010 15:20 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ORACLE PINAL CO. AZ 08/24/2010 15:22 MST-7 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
TUCSON PIMA CO. AZ 08/24/2010 16:00 MST-7 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. MG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
BENSON COCHISE CO. AZ 08/24/2010 16:15 MST-7 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 1.000M 0.00K
BENSON COCHISE CO. AZ 08/24/2010 16:15 MST-7 Lightning 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
BENSON COCHISE CO. AZ 08/24/2010 16:15 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
HUACHCA VISTA COCHISE CO. AZ 08/24/2010 17:05 MST-7 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
FT GRANT GRAHAM CO. AZ 08/24/2010 18:15 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
ORO VLY PIMA CO. AZ 08/24/2010 18:15 MST-7 Lightning 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
SUNNYSIDE COCHISE CO. AZ 08/24/2010 22:00 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 1.392M 0.00K