South Central Pinal County including Eloy/Picacho Peak State Park Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Flash Flood Watch
Statement as of 3:47 AM MDT on September 16, 2014

...Flash Flood Watch remains in effect from Wednesday morning through Thursday afternoon...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* a portion of Southeast Arizona...including the following areas...south central Pinal County...southeast Pinal County... upper Gila River valley...western Pima County and White Mountains of Graham and Greenlee counties.

* From Wednesday morning through Thursday afternoon

* an initial period of rain associated with the outer band of Hurricane Odile will pass through the area this morning. Thereafter...the timing of the additional periods of rain will be less certain until late Wednesday morning into Thursday when the bulk of the heavy rainfall can be anticipated. Rainfall amounts will vary widely across the area...but the heaviest rainfall amounts will total 2 to 4 inches by late Thursday.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions are becoming favorable for widespread flash flooding to develop. Monitor forecasts closely and be ready to take quick action if flash flood warnings are issued.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flash floods. If flash flooding is observed...act quickly. Turn around and take another Route.

Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio...commercial radio or television stations...or your cable television provider for updates on this flash flood threat.

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