Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Tucson, AZ

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FFATWC

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TUCSON AZ
717 PM MST WED SEP 17 2014

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TUCSON METRO AREA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TUCSON...GREEN VALLEY...MARANA...VAIL
717 PM MST WED SEP 17 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS CANCELLED...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR A PORTION OF SOUTHEAST ARIZONA HAS BEEN
CANCELLED. THE THREAT FOR HEAVY RAINFALL CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
WIDESPREAD FLASH FLOODING HAS ENDED. THUS...THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH
FOR THE TUCSON METRO AREA IS CANCELLED.

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UPPER SANTA CRUZ RIVER VALLEY/ALTAR VALLEY-
UPPER SAN PEDRO RIVER VALLEY-
EASTERN COCHISE COUNTY BELOW 5000 FEET-UPPER GILA RIVER VALLEY-
WHITE MOUNTAINS OF GRAHAM AND GREENLEE COUNTIES-
GALIURO AND PINALENO MOUNTAINS-CHIRICAHUA MOUNTAINS-
DRAGOON AND MULE AND HUACHUCA AND SANTA RITA MOUNTAINS-
CATALINA AND RINCON MOUNTAINS-BABOQUIVARI MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NOGALES...SIERRA VISTA...BENSON...
WILLCOX...CLIFTON...SAFFORD...HANNAGAN MEADOW...MOUNT GRAHAM...
CHIRICAHUA NM...BISBEE...CANELO HILLS...MOUNT LEMMON...
SUMMERHAVEN
717 PM MST WED SEP 17 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* A PORTION OF SOUTHEAST ARIZONA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING
  AREAS...BABOQUIVARI MOUNTAINS...CATALINA AND RINCON
  MOUNTAINS...CHIRICAHUA MOUNTAINS...DRAGOON AND MULE AND
  HUACHUCA AND SANTA RITA MOUNTAINS...EASTERN COCHISE COUNTY
  BELOW 5000 FEET...GALIURO AND PINALENO MOUNTAINS...UPPER GILA
  RIVER VALLEY...UPPER SAN PEDRO RIVER VALLEY...UPPER SANTA CRUZ
  RIVER VALLEY/ALTAR VALLEY AND WHITE MOUNTAINS OF GRAHAM AND
  GREENLEE COUNTIES.

* THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON

* NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO
  MOVE ACROSS LOCALES EAST AND SOUTH OF TUCSON INTO THURSDAY.
  RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL VARY WIDELY...BUT THE HEAVIEST STORM TOTAL
  RAINFALL AMOUNTS THROUGH LATE THURSDAY WILL LIKELY RANGE FROM 3
  TO 5 INCHES...WITH LOCALIZED AMOUNTS OF 5 TO NEAR 8 INCHES...
  ESPECIALLY ACROSS SOME OF THE HIGHER MOUNTAIN PEAKS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS ARE BECOMING FAVORABLE
FOR WIDESPREAD FLASH FLOODING TO DEVELOP. MONITOR FORECASTS
CLOSELY AND BE READY TO TAKE QUICK ACTION IF FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS
ARE ISSUED.

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE
THE DANGERS OF FLASH FLOODS.  IF FLASH FLOODING IS OBSERVED...ACT
QUICKLY. TURN AROUND AND TAKE ANOTHER ROUTE.

LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...COMMERCIAL RADIO OR TELEVISION
STATIONS...OR YOUR CABLE TELEVISION PROVIDER FOR UPDATES ON THIS
FLASH FLOOD THREAT.

&&

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