Flash Flood Warning

August 13th, 2018 at 3:14 PM

FLASH FLOOD WARNING FROM 3:06PM MST MON UNTIL 6PM MST MON THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FLAGSTAFF HAS ISSUED A * FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR… YAVAPAI COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ARIZONA… COCONINO COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL ARIZONA… * UNTIL 600 PM MST * AT 303 PM MST, DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA, ALONG AND WEST OF OAK CREEK CANYON FROM 5 TO 10 MILES NORTH OF SEDONA. UP TO ONE INCH OF RAIN HAS FALLEN OVER A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME, WITH ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAIN EXPECTED THROUGH 330 PM MST. FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN SHORTLY. * SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE… JUNIPINE RESORT, SLIDE ROCK STATE PARK, CAVE SPRINGS CAMPGROUND, PINE FLAT CAMPGROUND, MANZANITA CAMPGROUND, STERLING FISH HATCHERY AND WEST FORK OF OAK CREEK. THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING STREAMS AND DRAINAGES…DRY CREEK…WEST FORK OAK CREEK…PUMPHOUSE WASH AND OAK CREEK. THIS INCLUDES STATE ROUTE 89A BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 380 AND 392. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND NOW. ACT QUICKLY TO PROTECT YOUR LIFE. REMAIN ALERT FOR FLOODING EVEN IN LOCATIONS NOT RECEIVING RAIN. DRY WASHES, STREAMS, AND RIVERS CAN BECOME RAGING KILLER CURRENTS IN A MATTER OF MINUTES, EVEN FROM DISTANT RAINFALL. &&

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