Jul 20, 2013 9:55 PM by John Patrick
TUCSON- Severe thunderstorm leaves parts of Tucson under water.
A line of strong storms moved into the Old Pueblo this afternoon bringing heavy rain and flash flooding. According to Meteorologist John Patrick, TIA picked up 0.81" in about one hour bringing our monsoon total to 2.60". From June 15 through today the average for a Tucson monsoon is 1.39" putting us over an inch above normal.
Other hard hit areas included the southeast side of town where weather spotters reported over an inch of rain in less than one hour. This led to some flash flooding in the areas of Golf Links and 22nd Street near Wilmot and turned the Pantano Wash into a river. The southwest side of town saw their fair share of rain also where a rain gauge along Michigan and Calgary Avenue picked up 1.93".
Check out some more rainfall totals from across Southern Arizona here.
This storm came packing the strong winds with gusts up to 54mph recorded at TIA. These powerful winds brought down several power poles leaving many in the dark.
Scattered showers and storms will continue into the overnight hours and a round two is possible tomorrow. The biggest concern for Sunday will once again be heavy rain and flash flooding issues.
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