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Multiple people swept away by storm in Nogales (Original Post) Ptah Aug 2022 OP
some spots near there got over 2.5 inches yesterday Kali Aug 2022 #1
No rain here yesterday. Ptah Aug 2022 #2
we had .25 at the house and .56 at the Pomerene Tank Kali Aug 2022 #6
only .07 up by the wooden bridges Kali Aug 2022 #9
Nogales MX? Bobstandard Aug 2022 #3
1.5" in two hours! Bobstandard Aug 2022 #5
Rain + desert soils flash floods central scrutinizer Aug 2022 #4
How terrifying. 3catwoman3 Aug 2022 #7
my daughter's entire yard flooded on July 30 (in Phoenix) yellowdogintexas Aug 2022 #8

Kali

(55,092 posts)
6. we had .25 at the house and .56 at the Pomerene Tank
Sun Aug 14, 2022, 07:31 PM
Aug 2022

haven't checked the guage up near where you took the pic of the deer. we have had a pretty good summer actually. over 12 inches.

geez that sounds like so much, but it is well in the realm of just average. 20 years ago.

Bobstandard

(1,363 posts)
3. Nogales MX?
Sun Aug 14, 2022, 07:24 PM
Aug 2022

I note the chron on the video says Nogales, Sonora which is the community in Mexico immediately adjacent to Nogales AZ, separated from it by a big, ugly wall.

Bobstandard

(1,363 posts)
5. 1.5" in two hours!
Sun Aug 14, 2022, 07:30 PM
Aug 2022

I just heard a DJ on Gulchradio.com in Jerome, AZ say that it was storming and that the area got 1.5” of rain in two hours. That’s the stuff flash floods are made of. Jerome is a good ways from Nogales but they share the same monsoon atmospheric rivers.

I sure hope that guy in the river made it.

central scrutinizer

(11,744 posts)
4. Rain + desert soils flash floods
Sun Aug 14, 2022, 07:29 PM
Aug 2022

The 2015 flooding in the Atacama (the driest desert on earth) was unbelievable.

yellowdogintexas

(22,374 posts)
8. my daughter's entire yard flooded on July 30 (in Phoenix)
Sun Aug 14, 2022, 08:25 PM
Aug 2022

Last edited Sun Aug 14, 2022, 09:43 PM - Edit history (1)

We had a very hard rain which lasted for over an hour; 2 inches total rainfall Bell Road/15th area

She literally had a river flowing through her yard, which overflowed and spilled over into the swimming pool.

Her area is supposed to be an emergency water runoff zone to drain water off the large cross street. There is a pretty good sized speed bump which presumably is there to slow down the water, and a whopping total of one storm drain in the whole cul de sac. Compared to the storm drains here in Ft Worth that thing looks like a letter slot. The main cross street has about half the number of storm drains a similar street would have here.

She was told after she moved in that water could seep into the garage during monsoon, however this was Noah's flood in comparison.

It isn't clear if a storm of this magnitude has hit the neighborhood in recent history, but if the tendency to flood had been fully disclosed, FHA would never have financed that house.

Not to mention the house was on sewer according to all the documentation but actually is on septic - which needs to be replaced.

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