TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Flood Warnings have been issued for central and southwest Tucson metro area Tuesday.
Another record falls in Tucson! An afternoon thunderstorm dropped 1.27" of rain on Tucson Int'l Airport and that bumped our July rainfall over 7" which set a new record for the wettest July ever recorded. The record for wettest month may fall with more rain on the way... pic.twitter.com/4IrUBJkZCQ— Cuyler Diggs (@CDiggsKGUNWX) July 28, 2021
According to Pima County Search and Rescue, approximately six individuals are stranded in Bear Canyon, and may be told to spend the night.
Amazing what a record wet July in Tucson will do to the year-to-date (YTD) rainfall rankings.— NWS Tucson (@NWSTucson) July 28, 2021
2021 rainfall thru June 30:
YTD ranking: 15th DRIEST
2021 rainfall thru July 27 (7 pm):
YTD ranking: 6th WETTEST#azwx
Pima County Search and Rescue deputies are working to help several stranded people in Sabino Canyon due to rising water.
A rescue is currently working in Sabino Canyon. Several people are stranded due to rising water in Sabino Creek. During monsoon season it’s important to pay attention to the weather. Rain in the mountains will flood the washes in the metro area.— PCSD Search and Rescue (@PCSD_SAR) July 28, 2021
Tucson rainfall update as of 5 pm.— NWS Tucson (@NWSTucson) July 28, 2021
Wettest on record
2nd wettest month on record
7.23" - 31st wettest on record#azwx
Flash Flood Warning including Casas Adobes AZ, Cortaro AZ until 8:00 PM MST pic.twitter.com/2rDuS5dODA— NWS Tucson (@NWSTucson) July 27, 2021
Flash Flood Warning including Pima County, AZ until 7:45 PM MST pic.twitter.com/mQ0PvbCv4s— NWS Tucson (@NWSTucson) July 27, 2021
Flood Warnings have been posted for the central & southwest Tucson metro area until 7:30 PM. Flood Warnings remain in effect for portions of Mt. Lemmon & the Catalina Foothills. Strong t-storms are producing heavy rain & localized flooding. Turn Around, Don't Drown! pic.twitter.com/7jHeawqMIE— Cuyler Diggs (@CDiggsKGUNWX) July 27, 2021
Flash Flood Warning including Tucson AZ, South Tucson AZ until 7:30 PM MST pic.twitter.com/ViQzfPUesq— NWS Tucson (@NWSTucson) July 27, 2021
Some strong thunderstorms are impacting southwest & central Tucson. These t-storms are moving slowly to the northwest and producing heavy rain, frequent lightning & localized flooding. Stay inside until the t-storms pass... pic.twitter.com/p9FrsRjc7Z— Cuyler Diggs (@CDiggsKGUNWX) July 27, 2021
Flood Advisories are in effect for portions of Pima, Santa Cruz & Cochise counties as strong t-storms cross the area to the northwest and are producing heavy rain and localized flooding. Please be careful and... Turn Around, Don't Drown! pic.twitter.com/8qcqLeR6NH— Cuyler Diggs (@CDiggsKGUNWX) July 27, 2021
A Flood Warning has been issued for NE Pima County until 6:45 PM. Up to 2" of rain has fallen near Mt. Lemmon in the last 45 minutes. Local washes and streams will experience heavy runoff. Elevated flows will enter Sabino Creek shortly. Stay out of washes, creeks & streams! pic.twitter.com/k8X1OPPTnK— Cuyler Diggs (@CDiggsKGUNWX) July 27, 2021
Flash Flood Warning including Pima County, AZ until 6:45 PM MST pic.twitter.com/h0Z93Wg3bR— NWS Tucson (@NWSTucson) July 27, 2021
Here's what KGUN 9 meteorologist Cuyler Diggs says about the the flood warning issued for northeast Pima County until 6:30 p.m.
A Flood Warning has been issued for NE Pima county until 6:30 PM. Strong t-storms are producing heavy rain over Mt. Lemmon. Up to 2" of rain has fallen area and will cause heavy flows in area washes including Sabino Creek. Turn Around, Don't Drown! pic.twitter.com/GSKcEwFUBu— Cuyler Diggs (@CDiggsKGUNWX) July 27, 2021