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Coronado National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
300 W. Congress St.
Tucson, AZ 85701

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National Weather Service Issues Flash Flood Watch, Thursday, July 2

Bighorn Fire Wildfire
Announcements – 7/2/2020

National Weather Service Issues Flash Flood Warning, Thursday, July 2, 2020

Flood Watch

National Weather Service Tucson AZ

225 AM MST Thu Jul 2 2020

Tucson Metro Area-Catalina and Rincon Mountains- Including the cities of Tucson, Green Valley, Marana, Vail, Mount Lemmon, and Summerhaven

FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS EVENING

Carl Cerniglia, Bighorn Fire Incident Meteorologist, emphasizes that "this forecast remains a possibility for today.  As a result, at this time, it is a Flash Flood Watch, not a Warning."

The Flash Flood Watch continues for a portion of Southeast Arizona, including the following areas,   Catalina and Rincon Mountains and Tucson Metro Area.

 From 1 PM MST this afternoon through this evening,  National Weather Service Meteorologists are forecasting heavy  rainfall over the Bighorn burn scar and surrounding areas that  includes areas along the CDO wash east state highway 77, the Catalina Foothills and Sabino Canyon, which may lead to flash   flooding and debris flows. This watch does not include the remainder of eastern Pima County.

 Heavy rainfall over the Bighorn burn scar is expected during the period of the watch. Residents near the Bighorn burn scar should prepare for potential flooding impacts. Be sure to stay up to date with information from local authorities.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take actions should Flash Flooding Warnings be issued.

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