Winter like storm rolled into Arizona - Tucson News Now

Winter like storm rolled into Arizona

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  • Gas station worker tired of being sitting duck, shoots robbery suspect

    Gas station worker tired of being sitting duck, shoots robbery suspect

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 8:01 PM EDT2017-09-21 00:01:32 GMT
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    A gas station worker took her gun from her pocket, cocked it, and shot it, hitting a robbery suspect. 

    A gas station worker took her gun from her pocket, cocked it, and shot it, hitting a robbery suspect. 

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    Tucson police searching for suspect in bank robbery

    Tucson police searching for suspect in bank robbery

    Saturday, September 23 2017 1:26 AM EDT2017-09-23 05:26:49 GMT

    According to Sgt. Pete Dugan, spokesman for the Tucson Police Department, the robbery occurred around 4:10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22 at the Washington Federal Bank at 4910 East Broadway.  

    According to Sgt. Pete Dugan, spokesman for the Tucson Police Department, the robbery occurred around 4:10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22 at the Washington Federal Bank at 4910 East Broadway.  

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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