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Old 07-11-2018, 07:29 PM
 
Location: AriZona
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Is it possible to get tornadoes in northeastern AZ since it's fairly open and flat with the recent monsoon moisture?
My understanding of tornadoes is that they are capable of forming anywhere, but are mainly formed by the jet stream. Whether or not they actually touch down is a different story. Monsoonal winds and resulting damage are usually caused by winds of a different type and name: microbursts and downdrafts.

Arizona rarely gets tornadoes, but there were two which touched down just northwest of Flagstaff in Bellemont, AZ in October, 2010.

Here are 12 tornado facts from Live Science which in 2009 explained several tornado facts.
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Old 07-11-2018, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Phoenix AZ
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When I went to National Weather Service "Skywarn" spotter training a couple months ago here in Tucson, the trainers (all NWS meteorologists) said that there are on average four tornadoes a year touching down in Arizona, but there have been only three deaths in the last 60 years, with all three happening in the Tucson vicinity. A mother and baby died in 1964 when a tornado touched down near Mission San Xavier del Bac on the Tohono O'Odham reservation. In 1974, a third person died when a tornado hit a trailer park just NW of the Mission.

"A 31-year old Indian woman and her infant son were killed today when a small but violent tornado struck their adobe home near San Xavier Mission. Nine other persons were injured. The twister scattered debris from the victims’ home to the mission, some 200 yards away, and ripped the second floor off the Franciscan Sisters Convent and a nearby home. City police and sheriff’s officers identified the dead as Mrs. Lucy Norris and her son, Marcian, 10 months." - The Tucson Daily Citizen, August 27, 1964
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ
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Is it possible to get tornadoes in northeastern AZ since it's fairly open and flat with the recent monsoon moisture?
They seem to spot a funnel cloud up near Winslow and further North every year, but hardly ever a touch down.

Day before yesterday we really had a gully washer. Yesterday was pretty good too, even had it hit Taylor!
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Old 07-12-2018, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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They're called funnel clouds when in air. Tornadoes when touching the ground
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Old 07-12-2018, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Traveling
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Most of the day I have seen dark skies in the distance, hear the thunder, but no rain yet. Oh, I am sure it's on its way but what a tease!
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Old 07-14-2018, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Traveling
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It's raining! My poor cat acts as if it is my fault she can't go out. Poor thing, lol.

Now, if I was in Minnesota I would be disappointed that a day of sunshine was lost. Here I am jumping for joy to see the rain. The thunder is awesome too.
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Old 07-14-2018, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ
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Yup, I see rain your way today, meo.
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Old 07-15-2018, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ
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Looks like its coming down good your way today meo.

Now Friday was a bit quiet until evening. Then the show started, flashes near and far, then a good several hours of soaking rain. Yesterday the rain came a little earlier and not as much.

Today, its calling for heavy rain and flash flood warnings from 11am to 8pm. We'll see about that.
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Old 07-15-2018, 12:55 PM
 
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It is raining but not hard. This morning the cool air was so pleasant I opened the window.
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Old 07-16-2018, 09:46 AM
 
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It is raining but not hard. This morning the cool air was so pleasant I opened the window.

Hi! AZ Desert Brat here. Couldn't get into my account for some reason so opened another one, for now, so I could check in.

I'm on vacation and am in South Dakota till next Sat.. Anyway....it's almost 'chilly' up here. Highs in the mid 80s, lots of humidity and it's been raining quite a bit. Feels like Monsoon up here too! I haven't checked the weather back home but might do that today. Will likely be home around the 26th. Hope I still have a house! lol
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