Thunderstorm Watch Issued For Southeastern Arizona. Greenlee County, And the Show low Zones for July 3, 2024


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

Zones issued for: Central and Southeastern Pima County, not including Tucson Metro … Santa Cruz, Cochise, and Greenlee County … Show Low forecast area …

Discussion:  The last of the current monsoonal moisture phase from a previous tropical system will end today.  This is only to showcase that Arizona Weather Force models still know what they are doing, and those within it can chime in at any time.  We would like to hear from people in the watch area today, be it from Santa Cruz County, Cochise County, Greenlee County, or Show Low.  So if you are in those areas, please comment, and reply to such comments when things hit near or at your area.

Thunderstorms are expected to form across an odd crescent shaped watch area this afternoon and last till just after sunset, when it will vacate, possibly leaving a stray storm in Central Pima County then.

Points to make:  Tucson, you are not going to get hit this time, but others to your south and east will, but not in your direct forecast area.  Santa Cruz County and Sierra Vista will be hit the hardest with this last round.

Everyone else:  You will have a separate forecast zone for this month as the monsoon will ramp up after or around July 9-10th.

Southeastern Arizona will have a chance at some severe thunderstorms given the higher instability.

A 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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