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Cyclone: Hurricane Juliette
Date it affected AZ: October 1-2, 2001
Affected Arizona as...: Remnants (dissipated over northern Gulf of California)
 
Juliette was unique in that she came so close to Arizona without producing significant precipitation. Juliette caused great wind and flood damage as she slammed into southern Baja on the night of the 28th-29th as a category 4 hurricane. After weakening over Baja California into a tropical depression, Juliette entered the Gulf of California where she lingered for a couple of days before dissipating. A few gusts reached 40 mph in the mountains near Tucson, but no sustained tropical storm force winds were recorded anywhere in the state. Only trace amounts of rain fell across southern Arizona from Juliette.
 
Image of Hurricance Juliette track. Close up image of Hurricane Juliette track
   
Image of rainfall produced by Hurricance Juliette across Mexico and the southwest United States
Image courtesy of Hydrometeorological Prediction Center (http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov)