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Flash Flood Watch

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX AZ
137 PM MST SUN JAN 22 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
137 PM MST SUN JAN 22 2017

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MID MORNING MONDAY THROUGH
MONDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PHOENIX HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH 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 MID MORNING MONDAY THROUGH MONDAY EVENING

* ANOTHER PACIFIC STORM IS FORECAST TO MOVE INTO THE REGION MONDAY
  AND MONDAY 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 0.80 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 HASSYAMPA.


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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