Prime time for rain Sunday is 3 a.m.-noon, according to the Flood Control District of Maricopa County’s forecast. See the previous 24 hour’s rain totals at http://alert.fcd.maricopa.gov/alert/Rain/htmlprec.txt.
“Sunday – rain chances continue, with the prime time being 3 a.m.-noon. Winds look to pick up through this time as well, with gusts to 25 mph. … Storm total precipitation at this time (Saturday-early Monday) looks to be 0.25 inches in the southwest, 0.50 inches central (including Phoenix), and 0.75 inches north and northeast,” S. Waters of the flood control district wrote in a weather outlook for Maricopa County.
The Flood Control District of Maricopa County was created in 1959 to reduce the risk of flooding to people and property, according to http://www.fcd.maricopa.gov/about.aspx.
The mission of the district is to provide regional flood hazard identification, regulation, remediation, and education to Maricopa County residents so that they can reduce the risk of injury, death, and property damage from flooding, while still enjoying the natural and beneficial values served by floodplains.
The district’s vision is for the residents of Maricopa County and future generations to have the maximum level of protection from the effects of flooding through fiscally responsible flood control actions and multi-use facilities that complement and enhance the beauty of our desert environment.