Cancelled: Flash flood watch for Tonto Basin, including Punkin Center

Image courtesy of the National Weather Service, Phoenix

A flash flood watch is in effect from 11 p.m. this evening through Wednesday evening

UPDATE: As of 4:08 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6, the National Weather Service in Phoenix cancelled the flash flood watch for a portion of south central Arizona.

Rainfall associated with the frontal band has been decreasing over the past few hours, and has not been overly heavy to the north of the Tonto Basin.

The Tonto Creek near Roosevelt stream gage reported decreasing flow with the stage falling below action level as of 4 a.m.

As a result significant flooding is no longer expected and the watch has been cancelled.


The National Weather Service in Phoenix has issued a flash flood watch for a portion of south central Arizona, including Tonto Basin.

Occasional moderate rain falling on saturated soil may result in excessive runoff and flooding impacting the Tonto Basin.

Rapid rises on local creeks and streams may cause some roadways to become impassible. Of particular concern is Tonto Creek and A Crossing Road, Bar X Crossing and Store Crossing.

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions: A flash flood watch means that flooding of washes, creeks and other drainage areas is possible within the watch area.

If you are in the watch area, you should watch the weather and be prepared to take immediate action should heavy rain and flooding occur or a flash flood warning be issued.

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