Upper Santa Cruz River and Altar Valleys including Nogales Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Areal Flood Warning
Statement as of 1:27 PM MDT on September 18, 2014

The National Weather Service in Tucson has extended the

* Flood Warning for... western Santa Cruz County in Southeast Arizona...

* until 430 PM MST

* at 122 PM MST the river gauge along the Santa Cruz river near Tubac indicated a level just shy of 27 feet...which is nearly a foot above bankfull. The river was approaching its crest but will remain above bankfull until 3 or 4 PM.

* At these levels...some overflow of the Santa Cruz river onto lowlands is possible...mainly on the west side of The Channel. Farther upstream...the higher flows have already begun to subside and should continue to do so this afternoon.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Warning means flooding is occurring or is imminent. Most flood related deaths occur in automobiles. Do not attempt to cross water covered bridges...dips...or low water crossings. Never try to cross a flowing stream...even a small one...on foot. To escape rising water move up to higher ground.

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Areal Flood Advisory
Statement as of 2:06 PM MDT on September 18, 2014

The National Weather Service in Tucson has issued a

* hydrologic advisory for Rapid River rises in... eastern Pima County in Southeast Arizona... this includes the cities of...Marana...Green Valley... North central Santa Cruz County in Southeast Arizona...

* until 200 am MST Friday

* at 154 PM MST runoff from heavy rains which occurred in Santa Cruz County and Sonora Wednesday and Wednesday night will continue to make its way downstream in the Santa Cruz river this afternoon through tonight. The Santa Cruz river at Tubac was just above bankfull at 2 PM MST.

* The Santa Cruz river in Pima County is expected to remain below bankfull but elevated flows are anticipated. Expect a rapid rise in river levels near Green Valley late this afternoon and in the Tucson Metro area during the evening hours.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Stay out of the Santa Cruz river channel today as rapid rises are expected to occur.

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Record Report
Statement as of 12:34 am MST on September 18, 2014

...Record daily maximum rainfall set at Douglas AZ...

a record rainfall of 1.27 inch(es) was set at Douglas AZ yesterday. This breaks the old record of 0.71 set in 1971.

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