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Flood Watch


Event Continued Expired

Start Time

Tue 03/21/2023 04:18 PM EDT

End Time

Thu 03/23/2023 02:00 AM EDT




Moderate impact

Locations Affected

Rio Verde, AZ ∙ Pinal, AZ ∙ Apache Lake, AZ ∙ Superior, AZ ∙ Cave Creek, AZ ∙ Globe, AZ ∙ Sunflower, AZ ∙ East Globe, AZ ∙ Tonto Basin, AZ ∙ Claypool, AZ

Full Alert Message

Flood Watch National Weather Service Phoenix AZ 118 PM MST Tue Mar 21 2023 AZZ541-545-547-549-552-555>558-560>563-230000- /O.CON.KPSR.FA.A.0001.000000T0000Z-230323T0600Z/ /00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ Cave Creek/New River-New River Mesa-Rio Verde/Salt River-Fountain Hills/East Mesa-Superior-Apache Junction/Gold Canyon-Tonto Basin- Mazatzal Mountains-Pinal/Superstition Mountains-San Carlos-Dripping Springs-Globe/Miami-Southeast Gila County- Including the cities of Peridot, Winkelman, Sunflower, Hayden, Apache Junction, Punkin Center, Scottsdale, Globe, Superior, Miami, Tortilla Flat, Fountain Hills, and San Carlos 118 PM MST Tue Mar 21 2023 ...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING... * WHAT...Flooding caused by excessive rainfall is possible. * WHERE...A portion of south central Arizona, including the following areas, Apache Junction/Gold Canyon, Cave Creek/New River, Dripping Springs, Fountain Hills/East Mesa, Globe/Miami, Mazatzal Mountains, New River Mesa, Pinal/Superstition Mountains, Rio Verde/Salt River, San Carlos, Southeast Gila County, Superior and Tonto Basin. * WHEN...Through Wednesday evening. * IMPACTS...Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, washes, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Low-water crossings may be flooded. Elevated flow will make some low-water crossings impassable and recreation dangerous. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - A storm system with very high moisture levels is impacting the area Today through Wednesday, with the heaviest rain expected Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning. The forecast storm total rainfall on average is likely to range between 1 and 2 inches, with locally higher amounts. The already saturated soils in addition to this rainfall will worsen the runoff situation. - PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... 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. &&