Weather Alerts for Cochise County

Issued by the National Weather Service

Flood Watch  FLOOD WATCH   Flood Watch
COCHISE COUNTY

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: Tue, 8/9 8:44am Updated: Tue, 8/9 10:40am Urgency: Future
Expires: Wed, 8/10 9:00pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Possible

 
Details:
...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...
* WHAT...Flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall is possible.
* WHERE...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.
* WHEN...From 1 PM MST this afternoon through late tonight.
* IMPACTS...Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers,
creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations.
Creeks and streams may rise out of their banks. Flooding may occur
in poor drainage and urban areas. Low-water crossings may be
flooded.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...
- A passing weather disturbance combined with abundant moisture
will create a favorable environment for showers and
thunderstorms with very heavy rain this afternoon and into
Wednesday morning. Localized maximum rainfall could reach 1
to 3 inches. In addition, the ground is saturated or nearly
saturated, which will lead to quick responses in areas
washes.
- http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

Information:
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.