MARICOPA County, Arizona
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Flood Watch
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NORTHWEST MARICOPA COUNTY-GREATER PHOENIX AREA-
SOUTHERN GILA COUNTY/TONTO NATIONAL FOREST FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUCKEYE...NEW RIVER...WICKENBURG...MESA...
PHOENIX...GLOBE...MIAMI...SAN CARLOS...SUPERIOR...TOP-OF-THE-WORLD
1021 PM MST FRI FEB 27 2015

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH
MONDAY AFTERNOON...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF EAST-CENTRAL ARIZONA AND SOUTH-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.

* FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON

* RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1.5 INCHES OF RAIN IN AND AROUND LOWER DESERT
COMMUNITIES ACROSS NORTHERN MARICOPA COUNTY...TO UPWARDS OF 3.0
INCHES OF RAIN IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN AND MOUNTAINS NORTH AND EAST
OF PHOENIX...INCLUDING CAVE CREEK...NEW RIVER...SEVEN SPRINGS AND
SUNFLOWER. HEAVY AMOUNTS OF RAIN ARE ALSO EXPECTED TO FALL OVER
FOUR PEAKS AND THE SUPERSTITION MOUNTAINS.

* THE RAINFALL AND RUNOFF WILL LEAD TO HEIGHTENED FLOWS OF UNKNOWN
DEPTH IN NEW RIVER...SKUNK CREEK AND DEADMANS WASH NEAR ANTHEM...BUT
ALSO CAVE CREEK AND CAMP CREEK...SYCAMORE CREEK NEAR
SUNFLOWER...AND TONTO AND PINAL CREEK THAT FLOW INTO THE TONTO
BASIN NEAR ROOSEVELT LAKE. MANY OTHER NORMALLY DRY WASHES IN THE
WATCH AREA WILL QUICKLY FILL WITH RUNOFF AND MAY INUNDATE LOW WATER
AND UNBRIDGED ROAD CROSSINGS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON
CURRENT FORECASTS.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE FLOOD
WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE PREPARED
TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.

&&

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

$$


Flood Watch
AZZ021>024-020000-
/O.CON.KPSR.FA.A.0001.150302T0000Z-150303T0000Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
WEST CENTRAL DESERTS-NORTHWEST MARICOPA COUNTY-GREATER PHOENIX AREA-
SOUTHERN GILA COUNTY/TONTO NATIONAL FOREST FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...QUARTZSITE...SALOME...BUCKEYE...
NEW RIVER...WICKENBURG...MESA...PHOENIX...GLOBE...MIAMI...
SAN CARLOS...SUPERIOR...TOP-OF-THE-WORLD
251 AM MST SUN MAR 1 2015

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY
AFTERNOON...

THE 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 AND NORTHWEST
MARICOPA COUNTY. IN WEST-CENTRAL ARIZONA...WEST CENTRAL DESERTS.

* FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON

* THE TIME-FRAME FOR HEAVIEST RAINFALL WILL BEGIN ACROSS SOUTHWEST
ARIZONA MIDDAY SUNDAY AND WILL SPREAD THROUGH THE REGION
THROUGHOUT THE SUNDAY EVENING AND OVERNIGHT...EVENTUALLY TAPERING
OFF FROM WEST TO EAST DURING THE DAY MONDAY. RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL
GENERALLY RANGE FROM 0.75 INCHES TO 1 INCH ALONG AND NORTH OF
INTERSTATE 10 AND U.S. 60...WITH ISOLATED AREAS CLOSER TO 2 INCHES
POSSIBLE IN THE MOUNTAINS NORTH AND EAST OF PHOENIX.

* THE RAINFALL AND RUNOFF WILL LEAD TO HEIGHTENED FLOWS IN NEW
RIVER...SKUNK CREEK AND DEADMANS WASH NEAR ANTHEM...BUT ALSO CAVE
CREEK AND CAMP CREEK...SYCAMORE CREEK NEAR SUNFLOWER...AND TONTO
AND PINAL CREEK THAT FLOW INTO THE TONTO BASIN NEAR ROOSEVELT
LAKE. CENTENNIAL WASH NEAR WENDEN COULD ALSO SEE ELEVATED FLOW.
MANY OTHER NORMALLY DRY WASHES IN THE WATCH AREA WILL QUICKLY FILL
WITH RUNOFF AND MAY INUNDATE LOW WATER AND UNBRIDGED ROAD
CROSSINGS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON
CURRENT FORECASTS.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE FLOOD
WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE PREPARED
TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.

&&

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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