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flash flood
Mohave County, AZ

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LAS VEGAS HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST ARIZONA...
CALIFORNIA AND NEVADA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN
NORTHWEST ARIZONA...LAKE HAVASU AND FORT MOHAVE...LAKE MEAD
NATIONAL RECREATION AREA...NORTHWEST DESERTS AND NORTHWEST
PLATEAU. IN CALIFORNIA...CADIZ BASIN...EASTERN MOJAVE DESERT...
MORONGO BASIN...SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY-UPPER COLORADO RIVER
VALLEY AND WESTERN MOJAVE DESERT. IN NEVADA...LAKE MEAD
NATIONAL RECREATION AREA...LAS VEGAS VALLEY...LINCOLN COUNTY...
NORTHEAST CLARK COUNTY...SHEEP RANGE...SOUTHERN CLARK
COUNTY... SPRING MOUNTAINS-RED ROCK CANYON AND WESTERN CLARK
AND SOUTHERN NYE COUNTY.

* FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING

* A SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE IN MOISTURE WILL ACCOMPANY A LOW PRESSURE
SYSTEM MOVING UP FROM BAJA CALIFORNIA AND NORTHWEST MEXICO
SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY. THIS WILL FUEL INCREASING
COVERAGE OF THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAIN ACROSS SOUTHERN
NEVADA...NORTHWEST ARIZONA AND SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA BEGINNING
SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUING SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION
AND PERSONS IN AND NEAR THE WATCH AREA SHOULD BE ALERT TO THE
POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY RAINFALL.

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Advisories

flood
Maricopa County, AZ

...THE URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL
1030 PM MST FOR CENTRAL MARICOPA COUNTY...

AT 934 PM MST THUNDERSTORMS WERE MOSTLY IN A LINE STRETCHING FROM
THE WHITE TANK MOUNTAINS...PAST LUKE AIR FORCE BASE...DOWNTOWN
PEORIA AND TOWARDS I-17. ISOLATED POCKETS OF HEAVY RAINFALL
CONTINUE ACROSS THE ADVISORY AREA...WHERE SURFACE STATIONS
HAVE REPORTED OVER THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH SINCE 9 PM MST.

WATCH FOR LOCALIZED INTERSECTION AND NEIGHBORHOOD FLOODING...AS
WELL AS RUNNING OF NORMALLY DRY WASHES. EXPECT PONDED WATER ON
AREA ROADWAYS...MAKING FOR SLICK AND HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE ELEVATED LEVELS ON
SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...AND PONDING OF WATER IN URBAN AREAS...
HIGHWAYS...STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER POOR DRAINAGE
AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS.

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
SAFELY. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

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LAT...LON 3379 11213 3380 11196 3361 11201 3361 11214

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Pinal County, AZ

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TUCSON HAS ISSUED AN

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
NORTHEASTERN PIMA COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ARIZONA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF ORO VALLEY...
SOUTH CENTRAL PINAL COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ARIZONA...

* UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST

* AT 902 PM MST THUNDERSTORMS WERE GENERATING MODERATE TO LOCALLY
HEAVY RAINFALL IN AREAS AROUND ORO VALLEY...CATALINA...ORACLE
JUNCTION...AND THE CATALINA MOUNTAINS INCLUDING SUMMERHAVEN.
COMBINED WITH EARLIER RAINFALL AMOUNTS IN THE 1/2 TO 1 INCH
RANGE EXPECT HEAVY FLOW IN NORMALLY DRY WASHES AND
STREAMBEDS...AS WELL AS LOCALIZED FLOODING NEAR SOME ROADS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE ELEVATED LEVELS IN
WASHES AND STREAMS...AND PONDING OF WATER IN URBAN AREAS...
HIGHWAYS...STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER POOR DRAINAGE
AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS.

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LAT...LON 3268 11121 3272 11076 3233 11057 3234 11105

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