Storm wrap-up...the wind, rain, snow, and damage - Tucson News Now

Storm wrap-up...the wind, rain, snow, and damage

By First Alert Meteorologist Erin Jordan - email

This post will be updated as new information comes into the KOLD Newsroom. 

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD) - A strong fall storm exits Arizona today leaving behind wind damage, snow piles, and some much needed rain. 

For most of southern Arizona it was the wind that got people talking.  Below is a list of peak wind gusts overnight.

Ft. Huachuca/Sierra Vista 71 MPH

Canelo (Santa Cruz County) 70 MPH

Diamond Children's Hospital at University Medical Center 66 MPH

Rio Rico (Santa Cruz County) 62 MPH

Bisbee-Douglas Airport 53 MPH

Davis-Monthan AFB 48 MPH

Nogales International Airport 44 MPH

Tucson International Airport 41 MPH

Safford Airport 39 MPH

In northern Arizona the top wind gust reported was a 78 MPH wind gust in Chino Valley in Yavapai County. 

In Phoenix a series of small power poles were knocked down and there were reports of three large trees were blown over.  Some people were without power overnight.

Here in southern Arizona there were numerous reports of flickering lights but no long term power outages other than Mt. Lemmon where crews are working to restore power to Summerhaven.  The road to Summerhaven remains closed. 

In Sierra Vista, high winds damaged the roof of a storage unit on Highway 92 and Motel 6 on Fry Blvd.  A Wendy's sign was also damaged on Fry Blvd. 

In Tucson, a home near Cardinal & Valencia had it's roof blown off and a saguaro cactus toppled to the ground during the gusty winds.

Rain totals in the Tucson area ranged from 0.04 inches at the Pima Air and Space Museum to 0.35 inches on the east side of town along the Tanque Verde Wash. 

Three rain gauges in the Catalina Mountains below the snow levels measured over an 1.5" of rain.

A rain gauge in Sedona measured 2.2' of rain in 20 hours.  Washes are likely running in this area. 

To check rain gauges in your neighborhood click here.

Snow totals across southern Arizona are limited to the mountain tops.  Below is a list of the most recent snow reports. 

No reports from Mt. Lemmon yet.

Sunrise Ski Park (White Mountains) 24" to 30"

Arizona Snowbowl (San Francisco Peaks) 12" to 23 "

Flagstaff, University Heights Neighborhood 26"

Interstate 17 near the Sedona exits, north to Flagstaff was closed overnight but opened at noon Tuesday.  Parts of Interstate 40 running east/west across northern Arizona are closed because of the snow but crews hope to have it opened soon.  For the latest road updates check Arizona Department of Transportation

For the latest on ski conditions check Arizona Snowbowl and Sunrise Park Resort

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