Flood Warning


WGUS45 KTWC 171723
FLWTWC

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Flood Warning
National Weather Service Tucson AZ
1023 AM MST Tue Jan 17 2023

AZC019-172100-
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Pima AZ-
1023 AM MST Tue Jan 17 2023

...FLOOD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Small stream flooding caused by excessive rainfall
  continues.

* WHERE...A portion of South Central Arizona, including the
  following county, Pima.

* WHEN...Until 200 PM MST.

* IMPACTS...Flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying
  and flood-prone locations is imminent or occurring.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...
  - At 1017 AM MST, Gauge reports indicated heavy rain over the
    last few days with up to 3.5 inches of rain indicated over
    the the Catalina Mountains. Flooding is already occurring in
    the warned area. Flood waters are receding rapidly and should
    fall below warning levels by 2 pm this afternoon.  Sabino
    Creek is currently at 3.4 feet at the dam and is expected to
    fall below 2.5 feet by 2 pm which is the level that
    significantly impacts the water crossings.
  - This includes the following streams and drainages...
    Esperero Wash, Ventana Canyon Wash, Sabino Creek and Bird
    Canyon.
  - Some locations that will experience flooding include...
    Tanque Verde, Sabino Canyon Recreation Area, Catalina
    Foothills and Seven Falls.
  - http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Stay away or be swept away. River banks and culverts can become
unstable and unsafe.

Flooding is occurring or is imminent. It is important to know where
you are relative to streams, rivers, or creeks which can become
killers in heavy rains. Campers and hikers should avoid streams or
creeks.

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LAT...LON 3237 11083 3236 11076 3232 11076 3229 11080
      3230 11084


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