Sierra Vista, Arizona, United States (85635)
Lat: 31.55N, Lon: 110.3W
Wx Zone: AZZ507
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Flood Advisory
 Issued: 209 PM MST WED SEP 17 2014
 Expires: 500 PM MST WED SEP 17 2014
 
Flash Flood Watch
 Issued: 1108 AM MST WED SEP 17 2014
 Expires: 500 PM MST THU SEP 18 2014
 
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FLOOD ADVISORY
Issue Date: 209 PM MST WED SEP 17 2014
Expiration: 500 PM MST WED SEP 17 2014



AZC003-023-180000-
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COCHISE AZ-SANTA CRUZ AZ-
209 PM MST WED SEP 17 2014



THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TUCSON HAS ISSUED AN

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
SOUTHWESTERN COCHISE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ARIZONA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...SIERRA VISTA...BISBEE...
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ARIZONA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF NOGALES...

* UNTIL 500 PM MST

* AT 206 PM MST A BROAD AREA OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL WAS 
APPROACHING THE ADVISORY AREA FROM THE SOUTH. RAINFALL RATES IN 
EXCESS OF 1.5 INCHES PER HOUR WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THE STORMS.

* SIGNIFICANT RAINALL WILL IMPACT AREAS THAT RECEIVED RAINFALL 
OVERNIGHT LAST NIGHT...FURTHER ENHANCING THE FLOOD THREAT. FLOODING 
WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGHOUT THE AREA INCLUDING NOGALES AND SIERRA 
VISTA.

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.

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.

IN HILLY TERRAIN THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF LOW WATER CROSSINGS WHICH ARE
POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS IN HEAVY RAIN. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS
FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES. IT TAKES ONLY A FEW INCHES OF
SWIFTLY FLOWING WATER TO CARRY VEHICLES AWAY.

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LAT...LON 3133 11109 3171 11110 3172 10974 3133 10976

FLASH FLOOD WATCH
Issue Date: 1108 AM MST WED SEP 17 2014
Expiration: 500 PM MST THU SEP 18 2014

...PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN WITH POSSIBLE FLOODING THROUGH
THURSDAY...

AZZ501>515-180700-
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WESTERN PIMA COUNTY-TOHONO O'ODHAM NATION-
UPPER SANTA CRUZ RIVER VALLEY/ALTAR VALLEY-TUCSON METRO AREA-
SOUTH CENTRAL PINAL COUNTY-SOUTHEAST PINAL COUNTY-
UPPER SAN PEDRO RIVER VALLEY-
EASTERN COCHISE COUNTY BELOW 5000 FEET-UPPER GILA RIVER VALLEY-
WHITE MOUNTAINS OF GRAHAM AND GREENLEE COUNTIES-
GALIURO AND PINALENO MOUNTAINS-CHIRICAHUA MOUNTAINS-
DRAGOON AND MULE AND HUACHUCA AND SANTA RITA MOUNTAINS-
CATALINA AND RINCON MOUNTAINS-BABOQUIVARI MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...AJO...ORGAN PIPE CACTUS N.M....SELLS...
NOGALES...TUCSON...GREEN VALLEY...MARANA...VAIL...
PICACHO PEAK STATE PARK...MAMMOTH...ORACLE...SIERRA VISTA...
BENSON...WILLCOX...DOUGLAS...CLIFTON...SAFFORD...
HANNAGAN MEADOW...MOUNT GRAHAM...CHIRICAHUA NM...BISBEE...
CANELO HILLS...MADERA CANYON...MOUNT LEMMON...SUMMERHAVEN
1108 AM MST WED SEP 17 2014



...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* A PORTION OF SOUTHEAST ARIZONA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING 
AREAS...BABOQUIVARI MOUNTAINS...CATALINA AND RINCON 
MOUNTAINS...CHIRICAHUA MOUNTAINS...DRAGOON AND MULE AND 
HUACHUCA AND SANTA RITA MOUNTAINS...EASTERN COCHISE COUNTY 
BELOW 5000 FEET...GALIURO AND PINALENO MOUNTAINS...SOUTH 
CENTRAL PINAL COUNTY...SOUTHEAST PINAL COUNTY...TOHONO O'ODHAM 
NATION...TUCSON METRO AREA...UPPER GILA RIVER VALLEY...UPPER 
SAN PEDRO RIVER VALLEY...UPPER SANTA CRUZ RIVER VALLEY/ALTAR 
VALLEY...WESTERN PIMA COUNTY AND WHITE MOUNTAINS OF GRAHAM AND 
GREENLEE COUNTIES. 

* THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON

* SHOWERS AND PERHAPS A FEW THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE
ACROSS THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT FROM MEXICO WITH
LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN. THE HEAVIEST AND MOST WIDESPREAD RAINS ARE
EXPECTED AS THE REMNANTS OF ODILE MOVE ACROSS NORTHWEST PORTIONS
OF SONORA MEXICO LATE THIS AFTERNOON. RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL VARY
WIDELY ACROSS THE AREA...BUT THE HEAVIEST STORM TOTAL RAINFALL
AMOUNTS THROUGH LATE THURSDAY WILL LIKELY RANGE FROM 3 TO 5
INCHES...WITH LOCALIZED AMOUNTS OF 5 TO NEAR 8
INCHES...ESPECIALLY OVER SOME OF THE MOUNTAIN TOPS. THIS SWATH
OF HEAVY RAIN WILL EXTEND FROM SOUTH CENTRAL PIMA COUNTY...WHICH
INCLUDES THE TOHONO O'ODHAM NATION...THROUGH MUCH OF SANTA CRUZ
COUNTY...EXTREME SOUTHEAST PORTIONS OF PIMA COUNTY NEAR GREEN
VALLEY...VAIL AND SAHUARITA. IN ADDITION...WESTERN AND
SOUTHWESTERN PORTIONS OF COCHISE COUNTY WILL BE IMPACTED WITH
HEAVY RAIN TOTALS. THE SIERRA VISTA AREA HAS ALREADY RECEIVED
SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL OVERNIGHT...WITH MORE THAN 2 INCHES
REPORTED. WITH ADDITIONAL RAINS HEADED TO AREAS ALREADY IMPACTED
BY RAINS OVERNIGHT AND THIS MORNING...WE SHOULD SEE AT LEAST
LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...WITH PERHAPS
MORE WIDESPREAD FLOODING CONCERNS THIS EVENING. AREAS TO THE FAR
WEST...SUCH AS KITT PEAK TO NEAR AJO WILL SEE LESSER RAINFALL
AMOUNTS...WITH STORM TOTALS RANGING FROM 1 TO 2 INCHES...WITH
ISOLATED AMOUNTS PERHAPS IN THE 2 TO 3 INCH RANGE.

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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