NWS confirms tornado touchdown in Cochise County - Tucson News Now

NWS confirms tornado touchdown in Cochise County

Tornado in Cochise County (Source: Laura Patino) Tornado in Cochise County (Source: Laura Patino)
COCHISE COUNTY, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The National Weather Service in Tucson confirmed a tornado touched down in Cochise County around 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 29.

Tucson News Now viewer Laura Patino sent us this photo of what looks to be a tornado in Cochise County. It was taken between 4 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. along Highway 90 between Whetstone and Benson. The NWS in Tucson confirmed this as a tornado late Sunday evening, July 30, after reviewing the photo and radar velocity data for that particular time.

This is the second time this month that a tornado has been confirmed in southern Arizona. A landspout tornado was confirmed near the Picacho Peak and Red Rocks area on July 14.

[READ MORE: Tornado touches down north of Marana]
[READ MORE: Photographer talks about catching Marana tornado on camera]

After a NWS damage survey was conducted in response to this landspout tornado, peak winds were estimated around 65 mph, resulting in an EF-0 rating.

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