Greater Lake Tahoe Area Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Flash Flood Watch
Statement as of 1:59 PM PDT on July 04, 2015

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until 8 PM PDT this

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* the Lake Tahoe basin... Alpine County and the Washington
fire... Mono County... the Reno-Sparks area... and all of
Lyon... Storey... Churchill... Pershing and Mineral counties in
western Nevada.

* Until 8 PM PDT this evening

* showers and thunderstorms will continue to develop late this
afternoon and early this evening. A few strong thunderstorms
may produce torrential rainfall and lead to flash flooding.

* Not all locations will receive heavy rainfall today. Areas
that received rainfall in the last couple days... poorly
drained urban locations... roads and campgrounds near small
creeks and streams... dry washes and the Washington fire are at
risk for flash flooding today.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

If you are outside... have a plan to quickly return to a shelter if
a thunderstorm approaches your location. Heavy rain can also lead
to hypothermia... especially for those in the back County. Be aware
of your surroundings if you are near a small creek... stream or Dry
Wash. Heavy rain upstream can lead to flooding an hour or two
after the rainfall has ended.

Record Report
Statement as of 05:19 am PDT on July 04, 2015

... Record daily maximum rainfall set at Reno Tahoe Airport NV...

a record rainfall of 0.04 inch was set at Reno Tahoe Airport NV
yesterday. This ties the old record of 0.04 set in 1961.

Records for this location date from 1888