Today: Sep 23 , 2018

Special Weather Statement: Strong Thunderstorm in Williamson Valley and Chino Valley

03 August 2017   National Weather Service

It’s pouring buckets out here in Williamson Valley. Here’s the information from the National Weather Service:

Special Weather Statement National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ 1155 AM MST THU AUG 3 2017 AZZ008-037-031930-

Yavapai County Valleys and Basins-Yavapai County Mountains-


At 1153 AM MST, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over Williamson Valley, or near Chino Valley, moving north at 10 mph.

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may lead to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways. Half inch hail will also be possible with this storm. Locations impacted include...

Chino Valley and Williamson Valley.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm. Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe shelter inside a building or vehicle. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.


 Flood Advisory

The National Weather Service in Flagstaff has issued a * Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for... Yavapai County in west central Arizona...

* Until 230 PM MST

* At 1133 AM MST, trained weather spotters reported heavy rain at Yavapai College due to thunderstorms.

This will cause urban and small stream flooding in the Prescott area. Up to one inch of rain has already fallen. Additional rainfall of a half to one inch is expected over the area. This additional rain will result in minor flooding.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Most flood deaths occur in automobiles. Never drive your vehicle into areas where water covers the roadway. Flood waters are usually deeper than they appear. Just one foot of flowing water is powerful enough to sweep vehicles off the road. When encountering flooded roads, make the smart choice: turn around, don`t drown. Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, and ponding of water in urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other poor drainage areas and low lying spots.