Weather Alerts for Cochise County

Issued by the National Weather Service

Flash Flood Watch  FLASH FLOOD WATCH   Flash Flood Watch

Areas Affected:
Baboquivari Mountains including Kitt Peak - Chiricahua Mountains including Chiricahua National Monument - Dragoon, Mule, Huachuca and Santa Rita Mountains including Bisbee, Canelo Hills, Madera Canyon - Eastern Cochise County Below 5000 Feet including Douglas, Willcox - Galiuro and Pinaleno Mountains including Mount Graham - Santa Catalina and Rincon Mountains including Mount Lemmon, Summerhaven - South Central Pinal County including Eloy, Picacho Peak State Park - Southeast Pinal County including Kearny, Mammoth, Oracle - Tohono O'odham Nation including Sells - Tucson Metro Area including Tucson, Green Valley, Marana, Vail - Upper Gila River and Aravaipa Valleys including Clifton, Safford - Upper San Pedro River Valley including Sierra Vista, Benson - Upper Santa Cruz River and Altar Valleys including Nogales - Western Pima County Including Ajo, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument - White Mountains of Graham and Greenlee Counties including Hannagan Meadow
Effective: Wed, 9/19 11:00am Updated: Tue, 9/18 8:10pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Wed, 9/19 11:00pm Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Possible

The National Weather Service in Tucson has issued a
* Flash Flood Watch for all of Southeast Arizona.
* From Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening
* Abundant moisture over much of Sonora Mexico will move northward
into southeast Arizona tonight and continue across the area
Wednesday into Wednesday evening. Widespread showers with
periods of thunderstorms are expected to occur. Heavy rainfall
will be capable of producing flash flooding at times.
* Areas along washes, small streams and drainages plus wildfire
areas such as the Frye burn scar will be susceptible to
flooding. Low water crossings and poorly drained roads may
become impassable. Rural and dirt roads may also become washed
out at times.

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.
Listen to NOAA Weather Radio...commercial radio or television
stations...or your cable television provider for updates on this
flash flood threat.