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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX AZ
1021 PM MST FRI FEB 27 2015

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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

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