Flood Watch and Urban Flood Advisory Upgrade


Issued Zones:  Yavapai County within Prescott, Spring Valley, Black Canyon and Yarnell’s forecast zones … Maricopa County within the Wickenburg and Tonopah forecast zones …

Site:  Arizona Weather Force has upgraded Yavapai County to a Flood Watch and issue an Urban Flood Advisory for WIckenberg/Tonopah effective later today through Friday morning …

Date:  9/20/22 at 4:30am local

Forecast: Tropical moisture moving through the area this week, starting today, peaking Wednesday and Thursday will be the story on this upgrade.  The Urban Flood Advisory issued yesterday for Yavapai County’s zones listed above has been upgraded to a higher alert of Flood Watch.  In addition to this write-up, the further west this mid-level dryline goes through the period has prompted me to ADD the Wickenburg and Tonopah forecast zones to the Urban Flood Advisory where yesterday’s update you were not.

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A Flood Watch is issued here at Arizona Weather Force when conditions are favorable for the risk of mudslides, especially with ongoing or past fire/burn scars and can produce flash flooding in the elevated areas that will create rock-slides.  This also can put the power out so prepare for the risk of this …

An Urban Flood Advisory is issued here at Arizona Weather Force when conditions are favorable for moderate to sometimes heavy rainfall that can lead to street flooding, which would impact travel due to hydroplaning under slick road conditions.

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forecast for.  You may or may not see the event but it means you are in
the zone or 10 miles from where someone will.

Forecaster: Raiden Storm