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Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 3:19 AM MDT on September 16, 2014

Expires 9:00 PM EDT on September 18, 2014

The National Weather Service in Phoenix has issued a

* small stream Flood Advisory for...
southwestern Maricopa County in south central Arizona...
this includes the city of Gila Bend...

* until 715 am MST

* at 318 am MST thunderstorms over the advisory area have produced
heavy rain. Doppler radar estimates that up to 1 to 1.5 inches of
rain has fallen since 230 am. This will cause normally dry washes to
begin running as well as ponding of water on roadways and low lying

* Locations that may experience minor flooding include but are not
limited to... Gila Bend... State Route 85... low lying and poor
drainage areas along Interstate 8 west of Gila Bend.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Most flood deaths occur in automobiles. Never drive your vehicle into
areas where the water covers the roadway. Just one foot of flowing
water can be powerful enough to sweep vehicles off the Road. When
encountering flooded roads make the smart choice... turn around... dont

Lat... Lon 3327 11269 3286 11254 3271 11298 3311 11310


226 am MST Tue Sep 16 2014

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

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of east-central Arizona... south-central Arizona and west-
central Arizona... including the following areas... in east-central
Arizona... southern Gila County/Tonto National Forest foothills. In
south-central Arizona... greater Phoenix area... northwest Maricopa
County... northwest and north central Pinal County and southwest
Maricopa County. In west-central Arizona... west central deserts.

* From Wednesday morning through Thursday afternoon

* showers and thunderstorms will increase in coverage Wednesday and
Thursday. Some storms will produce very heavy rainfall... which will
exacerbate already saturated soils and lead to flooding of urban
areas and normally dry washes.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that flooding of washes... creeks and other
drainage areas is possible within the watch area. If you are in the
watch area... you should watch the weather and be prepared to take
immediate action should heavy rain and flooding occur or a Flash
Flood Warning be issued.

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


Special Statement

Statement as of 4:11 AM MDT on September 16, 2014

Expires 8:15 AM EDT on September 16, 2014

... Significant weather advisory...

The National Weather Service in Phoenix has issued a

Significant weather advisory for...
west central Maricopa County in south central Arizona

Until 515 am MST

At 410 am MST... National Weather Service meteorologists detected a
strong thunderstorm near Gillespie dam... moving north at 15 mph.

Wind gusts up to 50 mph are expected with this storm.

Locations impacted include...
   Palo Verde nuclear generation station...

Some unsecured objects will be blown around... tree limbs could be
snapped off... and isolated power outages will be possible. Seek
shelter indoors until the storm passes.

Lat... Lon 3354 11317 3358 11271 3315 11259 3310 11290
time... Mot... loc 1111z 160deg 15kt 3324 11280


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