Widespread thunderstorms hit Yavapai County prompting flood watches and warnings all over the Prescott region. The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook for northern Arizona, including Yavapai County, for flooding. The National Weather Service says the deep monsoon moisture will remain in northern Arizona through at least Sunday, producing more dangerous thunderstorms.
Areas affected included the Kaibab Plateau, Marble and Glen Canyons; Grand Canyon; Coconino Plateau; Yavapai County and mountains; and Western Mogollon Rim, White Mountains. This hazardous weather outlook is for Apache, Coconino, Gila, Navajo and Yavapai counties in northern Arizona today and tonight for isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms. The main threat will be localized flooding, the Weather Service stated.
Also, Tuesday through Sunday, thunderstorm activity will continue at about the same level through Thursday. The main threat will continue to be localized flooding. Drier air is expected to filter over Arizona starting Friday with a downturn in monsoon activity. Weather spotters are encouraged to report significant weather conditions, according to standard operating procedures. Some locations that will experience flooding include Sedona and Red Rock state park. This includes the following streams and drainages: Oak Creek; Dry Creek; and Turkey Creek.
Safety and Preparedness Tips to Remember:
- Move to higher ground now. Act quickly to protect your life.
- Stay away or be swept away. River banks and culverts can become unstable and unsafe.
- Turn around…don’t drown!
For more local Prescott news and flash flood safety tips for the monsoon in Prescott, please contact Crystal Creek Builders.
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