Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Phoenix, AZ

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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX AZ
358 AM MST MON JAN 23 2017

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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...NEW RIVER...
MESA...PHOENIX...GLOBE
358 AM MST MON JAN 23 2017

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM MST THIS
MORNING THROUGH MIDNIGHT TONIGHT...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF EAST-CENTRAL...SOUTH-CENTRAL 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 11 AM MST THIS MORNING THROUGH MIDNIGHT TONIGHT.

* ANOTHER PACIFIC STORM IS FORECAST TO MOVE INTO THE REGION TODAY AND
  THIS EVENING. SOIL MOISTURE IN THE DESERTS AND FOOTHILLS NORTHWEST
  THROUGH EAST OF PHOENIX IS EXTREMELY HIGH...WITH SEVERAL WASHES
  STILL RUNNING FROM PREVIOUS RAINS THIS WEEKEND.

  ADDITIONAL RAIN FORECAST IN THE 0.50 TO 1.00 INCH RANGE COULD LEAD
  TO FLOOD OR FLASH FLOODING IN WASHES DRAINING FROM THE MOUNTAINS
  NORTH THROUGH EAST OF PHOENIX.

  SOME OF THE LARGER WASHES PRONE TO RUNOFF INCLUDE THE CAVE CREEK
  WASH...TONTO CREEK IN SOUTHERN GILA COUNTY...THE CENTENNIAL WASH
  DRAINING TOWARD WENDEN IN LA PAZ COUNTY...AND THE WASHES IN AND
  AROUND WICKENBURG INCLUDING THE HASSAYAMPA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT FLOODING OF WASHES...CREEKS AND
OTHER DRAINAGE AREAS IS POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA. IF YOU
ARE IN THE WATCH AREA...YOU SHOULD WATCH THE WEATHER AND BE
PREPARED TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION SHOULD HEAVY RAIN AND FLOODING
OCCUR OR A FLASH FLOOD WARNING BE ISSUED.

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