Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Phoenix, AZ

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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX AZ
251 AM MST SUN MAR 1 2015

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WEST CENTRAL DESERTS-NORTHWEST MARICOPA COUNTY-GREATER PHOENIX AREA-
SOUTHERN GILA COUNTY/TONTO NATIONAL FOREST FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...QUARTZSITE...SALOME...BUCKEYE...
NEW RIVER...WICKENBURG...MESA...PHOENIX...GLOBE...MIAMI...
SAN CARLOS...SUPERIOR...TOP-OF-THE-WORLD
251 AM MST SUN MAR 1 2015

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY
AFTERNOON...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF EAST-CENTRAL ARIZONA...SOUTH-CENTRAL ARIZONA AND WEST-
  CENTRAL ARIZONA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN EAST-CENTRAL
  ARIZONA...SOUTHERN GILA COUNTY/TONTO NATIONAL FOREST FOOTHILLS. IN
  SOUTH-CENTRAL ARIZONA...GREATER PHOENIX AREA AND NORTHWEST
  MARICOPA COUNTY. IN WEST-CENTRAL ARIZONA...WEST CENTRAL DESERTS.

* FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON

* THE TIME-FRAME FOR HEAVIEST RAINFALL WILL BEGIN ACROSS SOUTHWEST
  ARIZONA MIDDAY SUNDAY AND WILL SPREAD THROUGH THE REGION
  THROUGHOUT THE SUNDAY EVENING AND OVERNIGHT...EVENTUALLY TAPERING
  OFF FROM WEST TO EAST DURING THE DAY MONDAY. RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL
  GENERALLY RANGE FROM 0.75 INCHES TO 1 INCH ALONG AND NORTH OF
  INTERSTATE 10 AND U.S. 60...WITH ISOLATED AREAS CLOSER TO 2 INCHES
  POSSIBLE IN THE MOUNTAINS NORTH AND EAST OF PHOENIX.

* THE RAINFALL AND RUNOFF WILL LEAD TO HEIGHTENED FLOWS IN NEW
  RIVER...SKUNK CREEK AND DEADMANS WASH NEAR ANTHEM...BUT ALSO CAVE
  CREEK AND CAMP CREEK...SYCAMORE CREEK NEAR SUNFLOWER...AND TONTO
  AND PINAL CREEK THAT FLOW INTO THE TONTO BASIN NEAR ROOSEVELT
  LAKE. CENTENNIAL WASH NEAR WENDEN COULD ALSO SEE ELEVATED FLOW.
  MANY OTHER NORMALLY DRY WASHES IN THE WATCH AREA WILL QUICKLY FILL
  WITH RUNOFF AND MAY INUNDATE LOW WATER AND UNBRIDGED ROAD
  CROSSINGS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON
CURRENT FORECASTS.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE FLOOD
WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE PREPARED
TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.

&&

STAY UP-TO-DATE ON THE LATEST FORECASTS BY LISTENING TO WEATHER
RADIO ON THE PUBLIC SERVICE BAND. MORE DETAILED INFORMATION IS
AVAILABLE FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PHOENIX ON THE
INTERNET AT

WEATHER.GOV/PHOENIX

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