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Weather in Redington Pass

Redington Pass has weather very similar to Tucson in Pima County. For your safety, be prepared for two important weather events: extreme heat and flooding.

EXTREME HEAT

Redington Pass averages 50 summer days over 100°F. Risk of heat stroke or heat exhaustion are especially high in June, July, and August when temperatures are commonly 100°F to 115°F.

Visit the Extreme Weather & Public Health page on the Arizona Department of Health Services website for heat related illness education and important prevention recommendations.

Be aware of National Weather Service Alerts:


FLOODING / FLASH FLOODING

In Arizona, flooding ranks second to extreme heat in the number of reported fatalities. Flash floods are especially dangerous and can occur quickly even when it isn't raining in the immediate vicinity. During monsoon season in particular, the Tanque Verde Falls area of Redington Pass is prone to flash floods which have stranded swimmers and hikers and led to numerous drowning deaths.

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Pay attention to the weather. If you are near water during a rainstorm, whether the rain is near or distant, move immediately to higher ground.

Be aware of any National Weather Service watches, warnings, and advisories that may be in effect. When a flash flood WATCH is issued, be alert to signs of flash flooding and be ready to evacuate on a moment's notice. When a flash flood WARNING is issued for your area, or the moment you realize that a flash flood is imminent, act quickly to save yourself. You may have only seconds!

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Weather information links:

NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/
National Weather Service: Floods http://www.weather.gov/pbz/floods