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Old 05-13-2019, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Green Valley, AZ
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I was not going to post this here, but after thinking it over, I decided to do it so those not from the area can see what a severe thunderstorm looks like in Tucson. My wife was due in to TIA (Tucson International Airport) on the 7:50 pm flight Saturday evening, so I left Green Valley at around 7 pm and had no idea what I would be driving in to. The main rain event was supposed to be on the following day on 05/12/2019. Please have a look if you are interested.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Anm505ba6So
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Old 05-14-2019, 06:19 AM
 
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Great video, having lived in Tucson over 7 years (no longer there), I remember those microbursts. What i find interesting is that this occurred in May, which is usually the second driest month in the Tucson metroplex, only behind June, with an average rainfall of 0.23 inches each year.
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Old 05-14-2019, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Green Valley, AZ
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Thanks cjseliga! This has been a bit of a weird Spring followed by a weird and wet winter! Today is May 14th and we have yet to reach 100 degrees. We have had a couple of days that were close, but no cigar. I read an article that out monsoon season will be late this year coming in late July as opposed to late June. Another thing I have noticed is that an inordinate amount of Agave plants have grown their spires (which happens once in their life, then they die). It is going to be exciting to see how it all plays out! If you get to missing Tucson, feel free to visit my Green Valley centric youtube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8U...e_polymer=true Thanks for watching and your comment!!!
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Old 05-14-2019, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Texas
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It looks scary, but I don't like storms. Great video!
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Green Valley, AZ
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Thanks Canine*Castle! If you do not like storms, this may not be the place for you as we have a number of thunderstorms during monsoon season which officially starts June 15th and goes through September 30th, but there are frequently thunderstorms in to October. In my opinion, thunderstorms are a thing of beauty and they usually bring us much needed rain! Yes, thunderstorms can be dangerous and even destructive at times, so you do have to be cognizant of the weather, especially when driving. During monsoon season, the news is constantly remind viewers to "turn around, don't drown". The upshot of this reminder is NOT to try and drive through water running over the road. Unfortunately several people try to drive through high water every year, and most are rescued by the "swift water rescue" teams, however a life or two is lost most every year from trying to drive through the high water. This issue is not as big an issue in Green Valley as we have far less pavement that Tucson does, but the principle still applies!
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Texas
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Yes, I know all about thunderstorms and high water living in Texas for the past 40 years. Tornadoes are always a potential especially from March through June. I really don't like them, but I think the ones in Arizona wouldn't be as bad as the ones we have.
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Old 05-16-2019, 09:46 PM
 
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Interesting, and not meaning to sound dismissive when I say, that's just another typical Saturday night here in North Texas minus the tennis ball size hail and Tornado sirens....
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Old 05-16-2019, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Texas
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Interesting, and not meaning to sound dismissive when I say, that's just another typical Saturday night here in North Texas minus the tennis ball size hail and Tornado sirens....
Lately, that surely has been the case. And, we're under the gun again this coming Saturday. Living in tornado alley is frightful.
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Old 05-17-2019, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Green Valley, AZ
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Interesting, and not meaning to sound dismissive when I say, that's just another typical Saturday night here in North Texas minus the tennis ball size hail and Tornado sirens....
No offense taken! I lived in San Angelo for 13 years and San Antonio for 1 year, so I know what you are talking about. That is what is nice about the Arizona storms, usually no hail or tornadoes. Y'all be safe out there in the Big T!!!

It was quite a few years, but I was living in San Angelo when we had a storm with Grapefruit sized hail that took out the Grape Creek high school and killed a number of farm animals. That was truly scary.
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Old 05-17-2019, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Green Valley, AZ
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Lately, that surely has been the case. And, we're under the gun again this coming Saturday. Living in tornado alley is frightful.
Be careful out there Canine*Castle!
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