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Coconino County, AZ

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM MST THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FLAGSTAFF HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL ARIZONA AND
WEST CENTRAL ARIZONA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN
NORTH CENTRAL ARIZONA...COCONINO PLATEAU...GRAND CANYON
COUNTRY...KAIBAB PLATEAU AND MARBLE AND GLEN CANYONS. IN WEST
CENTRAL ARIZONA...OAK CREEK AND SYCAMORE CANYONS...WESTERN
MOGOLLON RIM AND YAVAPAI COUNTY MOUNTAINS.

* FROM 11 AM MST THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING

* AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE MOVING THROUGH WESTERN ARIZONA WILL
COMBINE WITH AMPLE MONSOON MOISTURE TO GENERATE HEAVY RAIN
PRODUCING THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING ACROSS
WESTERN COCONINO COUNTY AND THE YAVAPAI COUNTY MOUNTAINS.

* AREAS OF PARTICULAR CONCERN ARE CATARACT CANYON AND SUPAI...THE
GRAND CANYON AND THE SLIDE FIRE SCAR IN OAK CREEK CANYON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT DEVELOPING CONDITIONS MAY LEAD TO
FLASH FLOODING WITHIN THE WATCH AREA. PEOPLE...ESPECIALLY THOSE
LOCATED ALONG AREA CREEKS...RIVERS OR OTHER FLASH FLOOD PRONE
AREAS...SHOULD CONTINUE TO MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE
PREPARED TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE
ISSUED.

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Mohave County, AZ

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES 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...DEATH VALLEY
NATIONAL PARK...EASTERN MOJAVE DESERT... EASTERN SIERRA
SLOPES...MORONGO BASIN...OWENS VALLEY...SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY-
UPPER COLORADO RIVER VALLEY...WESTERN MOJAVE DESERT AND WHITE
MOUNTAINS OF INYO COUNTY. IN NEVADA... ESMERALDA AND CENTRAL NYE
COUNTY...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.

* THROUGH 9 PM THIS EVENING

* A LARGE UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE COULD POTENTIALLY ORGANIZE STRONG
THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAINFALL THROUGH THIS EVENING. WITH
PLENTY OF MOISTURE IN PLACE ACROSS THE SOUTHERN GREAT BASIN AND
MOJAVE DESERT...THUNDERSTORMS COULD EASILY PRODUCE ONE TO TWO
INCHES OF RAINFALL IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. AREAS NEAR RECENT
BURN SCARS WILL ALSO BE MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO INCREASED RUNOFF AND
FLASH FLOODING OR DEBRIS FLOWS.

* MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR
VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY SINCE
FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE
FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF
THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS MAKE THE SMART
CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT
CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING
IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD
FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED FOR YOUR AREA.

&&

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Yavapai County, AZ

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM MST THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FLAGSTAFF HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL ARIZONA AND
WEST CENTRAL ARIZONA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN
NORTH CENTRAL ARIZONA...COCONINO PLATEAU...GRAND CANYON
COUNTRY...KAIBAB PLATEAU AND MARBLE AND GLEN CANYONS. IN WEST
CENTRAL ARIZONA...OAK CREEK AND SYCAMORE CANYONS...WESTERN
MOGOLLON RIM AND YAVAPAI COUNTY MOUNTAINS.

* FROM 11 AM MST THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING

* AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE MOVING THROUGH WESTERN ARIZONA WILL
COMBINE WITH AMPLE MONSOON MOISTURE TO GENERATE HEAVY RAIN
PRODUCING THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING ACROSS
WESTERN COCONINO COUNTY AND THE YAVAPAI COUNTY MOUNTAINS.

* AREAS OF PARTICULAR CONCERN ARE CATARACT CANYON AND SUPAI...THE
GRAND CANYON AND THE SLIDE FIRE SCAR IN OAK CREEK CANYON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT DEVELOPING CONDITIONS MAY LEAD TO
FLASH FLOODING WITHIN THE WATCH AREA. PEOPLE...ESPECIALLY THOSE
LOCATED ALONG AREA CREEKS...RIVERS OR OTHER FLASH FLOOD PRONE
AREAS...SHOULD CONTINUE TO MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE
PREPARED TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE
ISSUED.

&&

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