Three Unusual Tornadoes Confirmed in Arizona Friday

Three Unusual Tornadoes Confirmed in Arizona Friday

Disaster Alert
November 29, 2019

Source: The Weather Channel

Additional Resources: (3 tornadoes touched down in metro Phoenix on Friday morning, National Weather Service confirms)

FOX 10 Phoenix (NWS confirms tornadoes blew through parts of the Valley)

Approximate locations sustaining home damage


– Gilbert (Maricopa County, 85295)*
*Tornado touch down in the area of Williams Field Rd. and Highway Loop 202)
– Phoenix (Maricopa County, 85028, 85032))*
*Damage reported in the 30-40th St./E.Shea Blvd. and Roadrunner Park area
– Paradise Valley (Maricopa County, 85253)
– Queen Creek (Maricopa/Pinal counties, 85140, 85142, 85143)

NOTE: This has not yet been declared a FEMA Major Disaster.

At a Glance

  • The National Weather Service confirmed 3 tornadoes developed Friday morning in the Phoenix, Arizona, area.
  • This was the third time three tornadoes occurred on the same day in Maricopa County.
  • The severe weather was due to a powerful low pressure system moving through the West.

Three tornadoes developed in the Phoenix, Arizona, area early Friday as a powerful storm system moved through the West.

This was the third time since 1950 that three tornadoes were observed on the same day in Maricopa County. This is also the latest in the year that multiple tornadoes have occurred in Maricopa County, according to the National Weather Service.

Tornado warnings were issued early Friday morning and the first tornado developed just before 4 a.m. MST in Paradise Valley. This tornado tracked into northwest Scottsdale and has been rated EF1. Numerous trees were downed and roofs were damaged.
A second tornado formed near Higley and has been rated EF0. Small trees were damaged.

The third tornado was in the Queen Creek area just before 5 a.m. MST and has also been given a rating of EF0.

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