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Deluge!Downpour prompts weather warning, extensive flooding
Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Fri, 07/11/2014 - 9:06pm | Derek Jordan

Posted on 07/12/2014 6:34:23 PM PDT by SandRat

SIERRA VISTA — Friday night’s rain prompted a flash flood warning for Sierra Vista from the National Weather Service until 9:15 p.m., while police reported several flooded roads and intersections throughout the city’s west end.

Sierra Vista Cpl. Bobby Essary was out among the storm when he reported that Wilcox Drive was “like a river,” and that both that road and 7th Street were nearly impassable to traffic.

There were also reports of flooding along the Highway 90 Bypass up to Buffalo Soldier Trail, though beyond the flooding there had been no reports of people in danger, except for one car that appeared to be stalled at the intersection of 7th Street and Wilcox Drive, he said.

Earlier Friday, at about 8 p.m., the National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for southwestern Cochise County, including Sierra Vista, until 9:15 p.m.

Radar rainfall estimates from the agency measured an estimated one to two inches of rain in Sierra Vista in less than an hour.

Wind gusts of up to 38 mph were measured by the weather agency’s instruments at Libby Army Airfield as late as 7:55 p.m.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: flooding; monsoon; rain; sierravista

1 posted on 07/12/2014 6:34:23 PM PDT by SandRat
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To: SandRat

Could this be an indication that the drought may be ending?


2 posted on 07/12/2014 6:35:40 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: dsc

mmmmmmm...., could BEEEeee....


3 posted on 07/12/2014 6:36:42 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

What state is that in ?


4 posted on 07/12/2014 6:37:48 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: SandRat

Global warming. It isn’t rain, it’s the rising ocean levels causing the water in the streets.

(And yes, I know where Sierra Vista is)


5 posted on 07/12/2014 6:40:49 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: Bryan24

I don’t know. I was first thinking what country. Don’t know if it is not inserted. I am sure it may be somewhere.


6 posted on 07/12/2014 6:41:07 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Just doing laps around the sun and shaking my head that progressives can believe what they do!)
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To: Bryan24

It would seem Arizona.


7 posted on 07/12/2014 6:41:45 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: SandRat

SandRat reports in from ? ? ?


8 posted on 07/12/2014 6:42:02 PM PDT by Misterioso
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To: PAR35

They should have said “there was flooding just past where the dead deer used to be”.


9 posted on 07/12/2014 6:42:36 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Just doing laps around the sun and shaking my head that progressives can believe what they do!)
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To: Bryan24

Yeah, people really need to add these state to these local stories. I looked up counties in the US the other day; I won’t bother you with why but I wondered how many duplicate county names there are.

There are A LOT. Lots of ones sharing names with Presidents, which some might be named for the presidents but others I’m sure are not, like the many “clinton” counties. There are even counties named for states in other states. And then some singularities you wouldn’t expect, for example, there is only ONE Ocean County, the one in New Jersey!

And what is that I heard about the names of the Simpson’s town “Springfield”, that there’s a Springfield in every state? Could be true, don’t know.

So, yeah it would be helpful to give those details.


10 posted on 07/12/2014 6:48:21 PM PDT by jocon307 (These people are (some Polish word) crazy)
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To: jocon307

I hope it is right over the White Hut!


11 posted on 07/12/2014 6:55:04 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Just doing laps around the sun and shaking my head that progressives can believe what they do!)
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To: jocon307

“....Earlier Friday, at about 8 p.m., the National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for southwestern Cochise County, including Sierra Vista, until 9:15 p.m. ....”

From link


12 posted on 07/12/2014 6:58:50 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000)
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To: Bryan24

Southeastern AZ near Tombstone


13 posted on 07/12/2014 7:01:24 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Misterioso

Southeastern AZ near Tombstone


14 posted on 07/12/2014 7:02:51 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: WildHighlander57

Hopefully some of the illegal invaders will not be able to cross the border!


15 posted on 07/12/2014 7:06:15 PM PDT by Ken522
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To: SandRat

In your neck of the woods, so to speak.


16 posted on 07/12/2014 7:06:25 PM PDT by Misterioso
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To: Misterioso

yep.


17 posted on 07/12/2014 7:07:53 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

Joe Bastardi is right again! He said several months ago that this area where the drought has been the hardest would see rain. And now they are getting it.

He also mentioned a few months ago that there would be a bumper crop of corn this year.

Corn avalanche coming as rain aids bumper crop
July 12, 2014
http://www.leaderpost.com/business/Corn+avalanche+coming+rain+aids+bumper+crop/10024609/story.html


18 posted on 07/12/2014 7:08:28 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: SandRat

Go out into the woods very often?


19 posted on 07/12/2014 7:15:11 PM PDT by Misterioso
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To: SandRat

Is this normal rainfall ?

Because, if not, we are going to have to invest billions, maybe trillions, to control the clouds and the rain.

It isn’t fair that some places have more rain, some less.

We need a way to ensure everyone gets the same amount of rain.

We will all die if we don’t fix this.


20 posted on 07/12/2014 7:19:12 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

It’s hard for me me to think of the high desert on the Mexican border as being in ‘drought’. It’s a dry climate that gets most of its little rain this time of year.

And, yep, it’s likely to be a record corn crop that’s selling below cost of most production. Probably record soybeans too.


21 posted on 07/12/2014 7:20:27 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Misterioso

Not any more since I fell 12” off the ladder. And it’s Cactus not Woods out here.


22 posted on 07/12/2014 7:21:31 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: UCANSEE2

It Rains like this every year.


23 posted on 07/12/2014 7:22:39 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Bryan24
What state is that in ?

After the storm, I'd say disrepair...

24 posted on 07/12/2014 7:24:17 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: jjotto



A few years ago the drought was centered more on El Paso. Since then it has moved a bit NE into the TX and OK panhandle. Joe Bastardi said earlier this year that due to the the shift in the ocean temps in the Pacific that rain would fall west of I-35 (runs through the middle of OK, KS, TX, and northward). So far he was been correct. Slowly but surely it has rained more and more west of that interstate. He's thinking that a hurricane might even possibly run up in to Baja Mexico and into southern CA and AZ.
25 posted on 07/12/2014 7:29:48 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

There are still millions of dead trees all over Texas from that one. And all the reservoirs in West Texas are still bone-dry.


26 posted on 07/12/2014 7:42:21 PM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Well not to be snarky...but any meteorologist worth his salt can predict that here. It happens every year, called the monsoon. And it’s miserable. We are hoping its wetter than normal of course.


27 posted on 07/12/2014 8:04:09 PM PDT by aft_lizard
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To: jjotto

Might be a good time for corn lobbyists to prod the EPA to increase the ethanol mandate in gasoline. Can’t have a bumper crop reduce food prices. /s


28 posted on 07/12/2014 8:05:46 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: jocon307

I counted up 21 Springfields one time; might be even more.


29 posted on 07/12/2014 8:06:00 PM PDT by Rockpile
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I know southwest Kansas had record rainfalls last month. Finney County set an alltime county record with almost 12”, consider that they usually get about 20” in a year, Ford County where Dodge CIty is had almost 10”, just shy of a record amount. THe problem though is that the rain came down so much it hasn’t really soaked in much.


30 posted on 07/12/2014 8:07:28 PM PDT by aft_lizard
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To: SandRat

Please send any leftovers to Texas. Thanks.


31 posted on 07/12/2014 8:26:02 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“He’s thinking that a hurricane might even possibly run up in to Baja Mexico and into southern CA and AZ.”

I sure hope so. We really need the rain. I think the last one was around 1996-98 or there abouts.


32 posted on 07/12/2014 8:40:56 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: SandRat

That’s three consecutive days of heavy rain now. The Monsoon is definitely here.

I hope this forebodes a good season.


33 posted on 07/12/2014 9:47:17 PM PDT by HiJinx (People were created to be Loved; Things were created to be Used.)
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To: Misterioso

Az.


34 posted on 07/12/2014 10:06:52 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: SandRat

Too bad they removed so many dams or they could capture the runoff in reservoirs.


35 posted on 07/13/2014 3:37:20 AM PDT by VTenigma (The Democratic party is the party of the mathematically challenged)
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To: SandRat

Well, it is supposed to be “monsoon season” out that way. They are hoping for rain and they need rain, and now we get some story that they’re getting some rain and it is put in a bad way.....


36 posted on 07/13/2014 3:50:50 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: jocon307; Rockpile
And what is that I heard about the names of the Simpson’s town “Springfield”, that there’s a Springfield in every state?
Just happen to have a zipcode town state database...

State-Springfield(s) 58 Total:
AR-1
CO-1
GA-1
IL-9
KY-1
LA-1
MA-12
ME-1
MN-1
MO-9
NE-1
NH-1
NJ-1
OH-6
OR-2
PA-1
SC-1
SD-1
TN-1
VA-4
VT-1
WV-1

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37 posted on 07/13/2014 6:01:36 AM PDT by Mycroft Holmes (The fool is always greater than the proof.)
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To: Mycroft Holmes

That’s crazy that there’s 12 in Massachusetts! Think of another name already!


38 posted on 07/13/2014 6:32:00 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: UCANSEE2

“control the clouds and the rain”>>>>>>

You have been listening to NPR, CNN and MSNBC again haven’t you?


39 posted on 07/13/2014 6:42:33 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: VTenigma

Thank Dr Robin Silver and the CBD Enviro NUTS.


40 posted on 07/13/2014 8:33:51 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Ditter
You have been listening to NPR, CNN and MSNBC again haven’t you?

It may sound like it, however I don't watch TV or listen to the radio stations. Maybe they just read my posts.

: )

41 posted on 07/13/2014 12:12:05 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: SandRat
It Rains like this every year.

More reason to put a stop to it.

: )

42 posted on 07/13/2014 12:16:01 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: Mycroft Holmes

22 states have Springfields? Also there could be a couple too small to be recognized I suppose.


43 posted on 07/13/2014 2:50:10 PM PDT by Rockpile
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To: jocon307

Nah, the bigger cities have multiple ZIPs.


44 posted on 07/13/2014 2:51:33 PM PDT by Rockpile
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To: jocon307

Nah, the bigger cities have multiple ZIPs.


45 posted on 07/13/2014 2:51:35 PM PDT by Rockpile
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To: jocon307

Nah, the bigger cities have multiple ZIPs.


46 posted on 07/13/2014 2:52:12 PM PDT by Rockpile
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To: Rockpile

Dang! That was not deliberate.


47 posted on 07/13/2014 2:53:57 PM PDT by Rockpile
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