Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Phoenix, AZ

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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX AZ
251 AM MST WED SEP 17 2014

...POTENTIAL FOR FLASH FLOODING BEGINNING WEDNESDAY...

.TROPICAL MOISTURE ASSOCIATED WITH TROPICAL CYCLONE ODILE WILL
CONTINUE WORKING NORTHWARD ACROSS THE DESERT SOUTHWEST FROM TODAY
ONWARD INTO THURSDAY...LEADING TO HEAVY RAIN AND THE POTENTIAL FOR
FLASH FLOODING.

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WEST CENTRAL DESERTS-NORTHWEST MARICOPA COUNTY-GREATER PHOENIX AREA-
SOUTHERN GILA COUNTY/TONTO NATIONAL FOREST FOOTHILLS-
SOUTHWEST MARICOPA COUNTY-NORTHWEST AND NORTH CENTRAL PINAL COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...QUARTZSITE...SALOME...BUCKEYE...
NEW RIVER...WICKENBURG...MESA...PHOENIX...GLOBE...MIAMI...
SAN CARLOS...SUPERIOR...TOP-OF-THE-WORLD...GILA BEND...
APACHE JUNCTION...CASA GRANDE...FLORENCE
251 AM MST WED SEP 17 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM MST THIS MORNING
THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

THE FLASH 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...NORTHWEST MARICOPA
  COUNTY...NORTHWEST AND NORTH CENTRAL PINAL COUNTY AND SOUTHWEST
  MARICOPA COUNTY. IN WEST-CENTRAL ARIZONA...WEST CENTRAL DESERTS.

* FROM 11 AM MST THIS MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON

* SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE THIS
  MORNING...THEN CONTINUE INTO THURSDAY. SOME STORMS WILL PRODUCE
  VERY HEAVY RAINFALL...WHICH WILL EXACERBATE ALREADY WET SOILS...AND
  LEAD TO FLOODING OF URBAN AREAS AND NORMALLY DRY WASHES.

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.

&&

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

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

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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