March 15, 2020 at 7:44 pm

Flood Watch


Issued Zones:  Low Terrain of Arizona … Globe …

Site:  Arizona Weather Force has issued a Flood Watch effective Wednesday …

Date:  3/15/20 at 12:40pm PT

Forecast: A pacific system will approach the region on Wednesday.  This will start off activity in Western Arizona and spread through the day across the rest of the state.  Given the magnitude of the deepening upper system along with the cold core overhead, thunderstorms are expected to break-out in the Flood Watch area. 

At the time, I’ll take the thunderstorm dynamics all the way to the CO River Valley and adjust from there if warranted.  The final product will be out the evening before the storms are expected so you’ll get the final stuff issued here at Arizona Weather Force on Tuesday evening. 

Tucson, you are not in this watch at the moment due to the lack of heavy rainfall spanning many hours at a time, but you are on the southeast end of my thunderstorm risk.  A Flood Watch is issued at AZWF when dynamics give the risk of heavy rainfall in a short period of time, which can lead to flooding.  Flood Advisory criteria would be met …

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Forecaster: KM