Winter like storm rolled into Arizona - Tucson News Now

Winter like storm rolled into Arizona

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  • ACTION DAY: Freezing temperatures coming to southern Arizona

    ACTION DAY: Freezing temperatures coming to southern Arizona

    Sunday, November 19 2017 7:45 PM EST2017-11-20 00:45:10 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    No rain is in the forecast but many will notice it feeling more like November after the recent record heat.

    No rain is in the forecast but many will notice it feeling more like November after the recent record heat.

A spring storm that packed a cold punch moved into the state this past Saturday, allowing our 54 day dry streak to break.  Tucson International airport went 54 days without measurable rainfall, which would put the last time we had rain; March 2nd. We had a few days here and there with a trace amount, but today's .02" will restart the dry count on Sunday.

Here are some rainfall totals from April 26th:
North Scottsdale: .54"
Oracle: .32"
Summerhaven: .25"
Saddlebrook: .13"
Eastside: .10"
Dove Mountain: .06"
TIA: .02"
Corona De Tucson: .02"
Parker Canyon Lake: .01"
Sierra Vista: .01"

This storm also had a punch with some of the strongest winds this year. Many locations around town had sustain winds in the upper 20s and lower 30s, but the gusts Saturday were quite strong right before the cold front actually past. Tropical Storm force winds were found in southern Arizona, with some of the strongest in Cochise County. The strong winds closed Interstate 10 east of Willcox and through New Mexico due to blowing dust.

Strongest wind gusts for Saturday:
Summerhaven: 62 mph
Sierra Vista: 55 mph
Douglas: 55 mph
Safford: 54 mph
Willcox: 50 mph
Pusch Ridge: 47 mph
Nogales: 45 mph
TIA: 44 mph
Dove Mountain: 36 mph
Sells: 29 mph

And with the cold air with this storm, it felt like winter in many areas of the state. The high in Tucson was only 72°, 13° below the average and  18° cooler than Friday. Some areas above 6,000 feet actually had snowfall, and some snow was quite heavy.

Snowfall totals around Arizona:
Flagstaff: 5.5"
Parks: 3.3"
Williams: 3"
Forest Lakes: 3"
Bellemont: 2.8"
Munds Park: 1.5"
Grand Canyon: .02"
Show Low: Trace
Prescott: Trace
Summerhaven: Trace
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