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Flash Flood Watch
AZZ021>024-232300-
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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.

&&

$$

Winter Weather Advisory
AZZ024-232300-
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SOUTHERN GILA COUNTY/TONTO NATIONAL FOREST FOOTHILLS-
354 AM MST MON JAN 23 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 5 AM MST TUESDAY ABOVE 6000 FEET...

* TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST TO BEGIN FALLING NEAR 5500
FEET BY LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON...THEN DOWN TO 4200 FEET BY MIDNIGHT.
HOWEVER SINCE MOST OF THE PRECIPITATION FROM THIS NEW STORM WILL
FALL AS RAIN FIRST...ACCUMULATING SNOW IN THE 2 TO 5 INCH RANGE
WILL LIKELY BE LIMITED TO ELEVATIONS ABOVE 6000 FEET.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2-5 INCHES ABOVE 6000 FEET.

* AFFECTED AREA...SOUTHERN GILA COUNTY...ESPECIALLY OVER THE HIGHER
ELEVATIONS OF THE SAN CARLOS INDIAN RESERVATION...SIGNAL
PEAK...AND PORTIONS OF HIGHWAY 77 APPROACHING THE SALT RIVER CANYON
FROM THE SOUTH.

* SNOW LEVELS...FALLING TO NEAR 5500 LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON...
THEN DOWN TO 4200 FEET BY MIDNIGHT MONDAY NIGHT. HOWEVER...
ACCUMULATING SNOW IS EXPECTED AT AND ABOVE THE 6000 FOOT
LEVEL.

* MAIN IMPACT...SLIPPERY ROADS WITH LOW VISIBILITY IN SNOW AND
FOG.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

&&

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