Severe Thunderstorm and Thunderstorm Watch Issued for the Eastern half of Arizona For Today July 1, 2024


Arizona Weather Force has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch effective for the following zones:

Zones issued for:  Southeast Pinal County … Eastern Pima County including Tucson … Cochise County … Safford forecast zones … Greenlee County …

Arizona Weather Force has issued a Thunderstorm Watch effective for the following zones:

Zones issued for: Maricopa County … San Tan … Mogollon Rim … Flagstaff … Navajo and Apache Counties …

Discussion:  A south to north flow over the area will work with instability to bring strong thunderstorm development within the watch zones.  The strongest thunderstorms will be in Southeastern Arizona, and there is a very good chance at Safford getting hit head on with this one as storms and outflow head out of Cochise County today.  For the rest of the area, expecting thunderstorms along the Mogollon Rim areas and into North and Northeast Arizona.

HIT AND MISS will be the story for Phoenix and San Tan, so as always in those areas with this flow, it can storm 1 mile from you and miss you completely or be right on top of you.  Still, it is sufficient for a thunderstorm watch whether you get it or not.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is issued as the final alert for the day, which will outline large hail, damaging winds, flooding, and/or tornado within the description itself.

– Raiden Storm –

Master General Meteorologist – is the Owner and CEO of AZWF, a consulting meteorologist with over 26 years’ experience for over 50 companies, including energy, agriculture, aviation, marine, leisure, and many more areas. He has certs from Mississippi State for broadcast met and Penn State forecasting certs MET 101, 241, 341 and 361 as a meteorologist, but before then was completely self-taught, barely learning a thing from the schools that he did not already know.

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