Storm Postmortem: Tuesday’s rare twin-billing of Monsoon action

As a born & raised Minnesotan, it felt like one of the big Summer storm days in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

Yesterday was unusual. When we start the day with strong morning storms, development typically ends up suppressed for the late afternoon/early evening hours. Instead, the atmosphere easily reloaded Tuesday afternoon, supporting a second round of stronger storms to push into Metro Tucson last night. Around 7:30 PM, over 350,000 Tucsonans were under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning.

Many thanks to all of our viewers for supplying the sky candy. You made it hard on us to single out pics to show off!

Round 1 of storms flared up a morning haboob in Phoenix, then round 2 caused nighttime wind damage across Pinal and Maricopa County. Wind damage in Metro Tucson was isolated, but we did have some trees down on the east side & in Oro Valley. A microburst took down power poles along US 70 east of Safford yesterday as well.

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Both rounds slammed the northeast side of Tucson. The gauge at Agua Caliente Park registered nearly 1.50″ rainfall, with 1-2″ amounts in the Catalinas and Rincons. Officially, Tuesday goes into the books as 0.19″ at Tucson International Airport. Per usual, not representative for the entire metro area.

How much rain fell in your backyard last night? Below is the complete list of rainfall totals compiled by the National Weather Service, who did an outstanding job on warning placement.

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TUCSON AZ
1025 PM MST TUE AUG 11 2015

…RAINFALL REPORTS PAST 12 HOURS ACROSS SOUTHEAST ARIZONA…

LOCATION AMOUNT TIME/DATE LAT/LON
CHIVA TANK 2.00 IN 0841 PM 08/11 32.27N/110.61W
GREEN MOUNTAIN 1.62 IN 0703 PM 08/11 32.39N/110.69W
ALAMO TANK 1.50 IN 0645 PM 08/11 32.28N/110.64W
17 WSW ALMA 1.44 IN 1000 PM 08/11 33.29N/109.20W
16 E TUCSON 1.21 IN 1020 PM 08/11 32.15N/110.61W
RANCH ROAD 1.18 IN 0558 PM 08/11 32.31N/110.61W
MOLINO CANYON 1.07 IN 0750 PM 08/11 32.31N/111.71W
11 NE TUCSON 0.99 IN 1013 PM 08/11 32.30N/110.74W
CATALINA BOOSTER 0.95 IN 0702 PM 08/11 32.28N/110.77W
COMINO RINCONADA 0.94 IN 0656 PM 08/11 32.26N/110.70W
12 ENE TUCSON 0.91 IN 1017 PM 08/11 32.29N/110.73W
PARK TANK 0.90 IN 0631 PM 08/11 32.26N/110.55W
10 E TUCSON 0.88 IN 0956 PM 08/11 32.22N/110.72W
GOLDER RANCH BRIDGE 0.87 IN 0652 PM 08/11 32.48N/110.90W
AC PARK 0.86 IN 0733 PM 08/11 32.28N/110.73W
CATALINA STATE PARK 0.86 IN 0633 PM 08/11 32.45N/110.88W
6 ENE TUCSON 0.86 IN 1015 PM 08/11 32.24N/110.78W
CATALINA 0.85 IN 1019 PM 08/11 32.48N/110.91W
RINCON 0.85 IN 0937 PM 08/11 32.21N/110.55W
SCR VALENCIA 0.83 IN 0811 PM 08/11 32.13N/110.99W
5 ENE TUCSON 0.79 IN 1016 PM 08/11 32.22N/110.80W
TANQUE VERDE TANQUE VERDE CR 0.75 IN 0716 PM 08/11 32.26N/110.82W
7 SSE ORO VALLEY 0.74 IN 1015 PM 08/11 32.33N/110.91W
SCOUT CAMP 0.74 IN 1001 PM 08/11 32.40N/110.72W
WHITE TAIL 0.74 IN 0909 PM 08/11 32.41N/110.73W
8 ENE TUCSON 0.72 IN 1015 PM 08/11 32.27N/110.77W
ITALIAN TRAP 0.71 IN 0713 PM 08/11 32.29N/110.56W
ORACLE RIDGE 0.71 IN 0709 PM 08/11 32.53N/110.76W
WELL E-23 0.70 IN 0705 PM 08/11 32.22N/110.75W
COLUMBINE 0.69 IN 1002 PM 08/11 32.70N/109.91W
7 ENE TUCSON 0.67 IN 1014 PM 08/11 32.25N/110.79W
7 ENE TUCSON 0.65 IN 1013 PM 08/11 32.25N/110.79W
BISBEE TUNNEL 0.63 IN 0751 PM 08/11 31.46N/109.94W
10 NE TUCSON 0.63 IN 1017 PM 08/11 32.30N/110.76W
SAMANIEGO PEAK 0.63 IN 0608 PM 08/11 32.47N/110.82W
7 N TUCSON 0.62 IN 1011 PM 08/11 32.30N/110.90W
EMERALD PARK NR SAFFORD 0.59 IN 0828 PM 08/11 32.70N/109.89W
MT LEMMON ALERT 0.59 IN 0742 PM 08/11 32.44N/110.79W
1 SSW SAINT DAVID 0.58 IN 1019 PM 08/11 31.88N/110.24W
5 SW SIERRA VISTA 0.56 IN 0930 PM 08/11 31.52N/110.39W
LONG PARK ALERT GAUGE 0.56 IN 0511 PM 08/11 31.90N/109.28W
CRAYCROFT AT GOLF LINKS 0.55 IN 0706 PM 08/11 32.19N/110.88W
DAN SADDLE 0.55 IN 0843 PM 08/11 32.48N/110.75W
10 SSW PERIDOT 0.55 IN 1015 PM 08/11 33.17N/110.53W
BIG WASH AT RANCHO VISTOSO B 0.51 IN 0828 PM 08/11 32.45N/110.94W
8 S SIERRA VISTA 0.50 IN 0930 PM 08/11 31.45N/110.31W
WHITE TANK 0.48 IN 0614 PM 08/11 32.30N/110.57W
AL-MARAH 0.47 IN 0806 PM 08/11 32.28N/110.80W
11 W TUCSON 0.47 IN 1008 PM 08/11 32.20N/111.09W
WELL D-37 0.47 IN 0657 PM 08/11 32.23N/110.79W
3 ENE TUCSON 0.46 IN 1018 PM 08/11 32.23N/110.84W
2 N BISBEE 0.44 IN 1021 PM 08/11 31.44N/109.91W
KOLB BOOSTER 0.44 IN 0702 PM 08/11 32.19N/110.84W
CANADA DEL ORO AT INA RD. 0.43 IN 0820 PM 08/11 32.34N/111.04W
9 ESE SIERRA VISTA 0.43 IN 1020 PM 08/11 31.50N/110.18W
FINGER ROCK WASH AT SKYLINE 0.43 IN 0721 PM 08/11 32.32N/111.90W
MICHIGAN AT CALGARY 0.43 IN 0853 PM 08/11 32.17N/111.09W
MCCLELLAN WASH AT CAP 0.43 IN 0714 PM 08/11 32.67N/111.35W
SAGUARO 0.41 IN 1008 PM 08/11 32.31N/110.82W
9 NE TUCSON 0.41 IN 1015 PM 08/11 32.32N/110.81W
ARROYO CHICO AT CHERRY 0.40 IN 0720 PM 08/11 32.22N/110.95W
AVRA VALLEY AIRPARK 0.40 IN 0906 PM 08/11 32.42N/111.21W
HANNAGAN MEADOWS 0.40 IN 0900 PM 08/11 33.65N/109.31W
SABINO CREEK NR MT. LEMMON 0.40 IN 0644 PM 08/11 32.42N/110.75W
CANADA DEL ORO AT CORONADO C 0.39 IN 0457 PM 08/11 32.54N/110.78W
PIMA AIR MUSEUM 0.39 IN 0658 PM 08/11 32.14N/110.86W
PANTANO HOUGHTON 0.39 IN 0700 PM 08/11 32.17N/110.77W
PICTURE ROCK COMMUNITY CENTE 0.39 IN 0854 PM 08/11 32.31N/111.24W
BENSON 0.37 IN 1020 PM 08/11 31.96N/110.29W
CARR RAWS 0.37 IN 1019 PM 08/11 31.45N/110.28W
12 ESE SIERRA VISTA 0.36 IN 1018 PM 08/11 31.47N/110.14W
SABINO CANYON 0.36 IN 0444 PM 08/11 32.31N/110.82W
DEQ SWAN RD AT CAMINO DEL PA 0.36 IN 0838 PM 08/11 32.30N/110.89W
8 WNW TUCSON 0.35 IN 1018 PM 08/11 32.25N/111.03W
PIMA WASH AT INA RD. 0.35 IN 0725 PM 08/11 32.34N/110.96W
WELL E-8 0.35 IN 0648 PM 08/11 32.16N/110.82W
8 NNE TUCSON 0.34 IN 1019 PM 08/11 32.31N/110.83W
6 NNW TUCSON 0.34 IN 1019 PM 08/11 32.28N/110.94W
8 E TUCSON 0.33 IN 1013 PM 08/11 32.19N/110.74W
CANADA DEL ORO AT BIG WASH 0.32 IN 0833 PM 08/11 32.41N/110.94W
4 S ORO VALLEY 0.32 IN 1015 PM 08/11 32.35N/110.96W
RANCHO SOLANO 0.32 IN 0902 PM 08/11 32.56N/110.85W
SABINO DAM 0.32 IN 0658 PM 08/11 32.32N/110.81W
VENTANA SUNRISE 0.32 IN 0709 PM 08/11 32.31N/110.84W
WILMOT RD. NEAR PRISON COMPL 0.32 IN 0645 PM 08/11 32.04N/110.85W
TUCSON 0.31 IN 1020 PM 08/11 32.20N/110.89W
WELL C-51 0.31 IN 0710 PM 08/11 32.23N/110.88W
23 N BENSON 0.30 IN 1014 PM 08/11 32.29N/110.37W
BEAVER HEAD 0.30 IN 0900 PM 08/11 33.69N/109.22W
8 ESE CATALINA 0.28 IN 1015 PM 08/11 32.44N/110.76W
ASH CANYON ALERT GAUGE 0.28 IN 0553 PM 08/11 31.37N/110.27W
TANQUE VERDE AT SABINO CANYO 0.28 IN 0706 PM 08/11 32.27N/110.84W
BRAWLEY WASH AT THREE POINTS 0.27 IN 0839 PM 08/11 32.08N/111.34W
6 ESE MARANA 0.27 IN 1019 PM 08/11 32.37N/111.07W
DODGE TANK 0.27 IN 0827 PM 08/11 32.51N/110.86W
5 WNW KEARNY 0.27 IN 0930 PM 08/11 33.10N/110.98W
13 SE SIERRA VISTA 0.26 IN 1021 PM 08/11 31.40N/110.18W
SASCO ROAD AT RED ROCK 0.24 IN 0727 PM 08/11 32.57N/111.33W
SUMMIT VIEW ELEMENTARY PRECI 0.24 IN 0847 PM 08/11 32.07N/110.94W
DEQ COUNTRY CLUB RD. AT AJO 0.23 IN 0714 PM 08/11 32.17N/110.93W
MILLER CARR CANYON ALERT GAU 0.23 IN 0545 PM 08/11 31.42N/110.20W
DEQ RUTHRAUFF RD. AT LA CHOL 0.23 IN 0829 PM 08/11 32.29N/111.01W
24 SSE EAST FORK 0.21 IN 0930 PM 08/11 33.48N/109.76W
9 NNE TUCSON 0.21 IN 1021 PM 08/11 32.33N/110.84W
DAVIDSON CANYON 0.20 IN 0844 PM 08/11 32.00N/110.65W
PIG SPRINGS 0.20 IN 0642 PM 08/11 32.53N/110.79W
TUCSON ELECTRIC POWER 0.20 IN 0701 PM 08/11 32.16N/110.90W
FLORENCE BLACK HILL 0.19 IN 0847 PM 08/11 33.01N/111.28W
SANTA CRUZ R. AT INA RD 0.19 IN 0800 PM 08/11 32.34N/111.08W
RILLITO LA CHOLLA 0.19 IN 0841 PM 08/11 32.30N/111.01W
24 ESE WILLCOX 0.18 IN 1016 PM 08/11 32.15N/109.44W
8 ENE HUACHUCA CITY 0.18 IN 0915 PM 08/11 31.70N/110.23W
1 SW ORO VALLEY 0.18 IN 1020 PM 08/11 32.41N/110.99W
ORO VALLEY 0.18 IN 1013 PM 08/11 32.42N/110.98W
MULESHOE RANCH 0.18 IN 1003 PM 08/11 32.40N/110.27W
NOON CREEK 0.18 IN 1001 PM 08/11 32.67N/109.79W
2 ESE ORACLE 0.17 IN 1018 PM 08/11 32.60N/110.75W
6 ESE MARANA 0.17 IN 1009 PM 08/11 32.38N/111.07W
9 SE SIERRA VISTA 0.17 IN 1019 PM 08/11 31.46N/110.23W
1 WSW SIERRA VISTA 0.16 IN 1017 PM 08/11 31.56N/110.35W
10 SSE TUCSON 0.16 IN 0854 PM 08/11 32.05N/110.83W
FRANCO WASH AT SWAN ROAD 0.16 IN 0653 PM 08/11 32.05N/110.89W
VALHALLA 0.16 IN 0806 PM 08/11 32.11N/111.13W
CHERRY SPRINGS 0.15 IN 0830 PM 08/11 32.52N/110.84W
4 SE SIERRA VISTA 0.15 IN 1017 PM 08/11 31.53N/110.27W
8 NNE GREEN VALLEY 0.15 IN 1016 PM 08/11 31.96N/110.98W
7 SW THATCHER 0.15 IN 1015 PM 08/11 32.74N/109.84W
4 W ORO VALLEY 0.14 IN 1019 PM 08/11 32.43N/111.04W
4 W ORO VALLEY 0.13 IN 1020 PM 08/11 32.43N/111.04W
8 SSE PICTURE ROCKS 0.13 IN 0922 PM 08/11 32.24N/111.19W
6 SE SIERRA VISTA 0.12 IN 1020 PM 08/11 31.50N/110.26W
3 SE SIERRA VISTA 0.12 IN 1008 PM 08/11 31.53N/110.28W
ORACLE 0.12 IN 1015 PM 08/11 32.61N/110.78W
4 SW TUCSON 0.12 IN 1018 PM 08/11 32.14N/110.94W
GOLDER RANCH 0.12 IN 0621 PM 08/11 32.55N/110.88W
HILLTOP RD. NEAR THREE POINT 0.12 IN 0912 PM 08/11 32.04N/111.24W
KING OF LEAD MINE ALERT GAUG 0.12 IN 0634 PM 08/11 32.04N/109.31W
SALCIDO PLACE 0.12 IN 0808 PM 08/11 32.04N/110.49W
4 NW HUACHUCA CITY 0.11 IN 1021 PM 08/11 31.68N/110.39W
19 WNW RODEO 0.11 IN 1016 PM 08/11 32.00N/109.31W
HOPKINS 0.11 IN 1001 PM 08/11 31.68N/110.88W
RUCKER 0.11 IN 0557 PM 08/11 31.76N/109.35W
21 WNW RODEO 0.10 IN 1019 PM 08/11 32.02N/109.32W
8 NW BISBEE 0.10 IN 0930 PM 08/11 31.50N/110.01W
11 ESE GREEN VALLEY 0.10 IN 0646 PM 08/11 31.76N/110.85W
6 SE FLORENCE 0.08 IN 1019 PM 08/11 32.96N/111.32W
5 W BISBEE 0.08 IN 1010 PM 08/11 31.41N/110.01W
5 SSW ORO VALLEY 0.08 IN 0820 PM 08/11 32.36N/111.01W
MILEWIDE 0.08 IN 0837 PM 08/11 32.25N/111.24W
SCR CONTINENTAL 0.08 IN 0720 PM 08/11 31.85N/110.98W
5 WSW ORO VALLEY 0.08 IN 1015 PM 08/11 32.40N/111.06W
GILA AT KELVIN 0.08 IN 0833 PM 08/11 33.10N/110.97W
NOON CREEK NR SAFFORD 0.08 IN 0818 PM 08/11 32.67N/109.80W
ORACLE RANGER STATION 0.08 IN 0510 PM 08/11 32.60N/110.79W
1 NE TOMBSTONE 0.06 IN 1020 PM 08/11 31.73N/110.05W
HEADQUARTERS 0.06 IN 0937 PM 08/11 32.01N/109.36W
8 ESE DUDLEYVILLE 0.05 IN 0945 PM 08/11 32.84N/110.62W
DRY LAKE 0.05 IN 0927 PM 08/11 33.36N/109.83W
ALDER CANYON NEAR MT. LEMMON 0.04 IN 0512 PM 08/11 32.48N/110.65W
DIAMOND BELL 0.04 IN 0917 PM 08/11 31.99N/111.30W
HAYSTACK MOUNTAIN 0.04 IN 0908 PM 08/11 31.91N/110.45W
MOORE RD. AT LA CHOLLA BLVD. 0.04 IN 0633 PM 08/11 32.44N/111.00W
MESCAL 0.04 IN 0640 PM 08/11 31.99N/110.48W
PIMA COUNTY FAIR GROUNDS PRE 0.04 IN 0612 PM 08/11 32.03N/110.77W
7 SE SIERRA VISTA 0.03 IN 0635 PM 08/11 31.48N/110.26W
BARREL CANYON NEAR SONOITA 0.03 IN 0730 PM 08/11 31.86N/110.69W
CIENEGA CREEK 0.03 IN 1000 PM 08/11 31.87N/110.57W
5 SE MARANA 0.03 IN 0938 PM 08/11 32.36N/111.11W
13 NE PATAGONIA 0.03 IN 0705 PM 08/11 31.70N/110.60W
15 ENE GREEN VALLEY 0.03 IN 0854 PM 08/11 31.95N/110.77W
STRAY HORSE 0.03 IN 0919 PM 08/11 33.55N/109.32W
13 ESE AJO 0.03 IN 0954 PM 08/11 32.32N/112.66W
15 ESE TUCSON 0.02 IN 0801 PM 08/11 32.06N/110.68W
10 E TOMBSTONE 0.02 IN 0941 PM 08/11 31.72N/109.88W
6 E SAINT DAVID 0.02 IN 1016 PM 08/11 31.89N/110.13W
7 ESE TUCSON 0.02 IN 1010 PM 08/11 32.16N/110.77W
15 S THREE FORKS 0.02 IN 1000 PM 08/11 33.63N/109.33W
12 SSE THREE FORKS 0.02 IN 0930 PM 08/11 33.68N/109.27W
HORSE CAMP 0.02 IN 1002 PM 08/11 32.94N/110.49W
TRAIL CABIN 0.02 IN 0935 PM 08/11 33.26N/109.37W
9 N GREEN VALLEY 0.01 IN 0755 PM 08/11 31.99N/110.98W
12 NE SAFFORD 0.01 IN 0930 PM 08/11 32.96N/109.53W
15 SE TUCSON 0.01 IN 0804 PM 08/11 32.05N/110.70W
6 E TUCSON 0.01 IN 0827 PM 08/11 32.21N/110.78W
9 ESE SAINT DAVID 0.01 IN 1018 PM 08/11 31.86N/110.08W
12 SW SIERRA VISTA 0.01 IN 1018 PM 08/11 31.42N/110.45W
14 NW WILLCOX 0.01 IN 1018 PM 08/11 32.42N/109.98W
14 SSW WILLCOX 0.01 IN 1017 PM 08/11 32.06N/109.95W
CANELO 0.01 IN 0808 PM 08/11 31.55N/110.52W
EMPIRE 0.01 IN 0953 PM 08/11 31.78N/110.64W
4 W HUACHUCA CITY 0.01 IN 0916 PM 08/11 31.64N/110.42W

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