Western Clark and Southern Nye County Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Flash Flood Watch
Statement as of 10:52 AM PDT on July 31, 2015

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until 9 PM PDT /9 PM MST/
this evening...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of northwest Arizona... southeast California and
Nevada... including the following areas... in northwest
Arizona... Lake havasu and Fort Mohave... Lake Mead National
Recreation Area... northwest deserts and northwest plateau. In
southeast California... Death Valley National Park... eastern
Mojave Desert... eastern Sierra slopes... Owens Valley... western
Mojave Desert and White Mountains of Inyo County. In Nevada...
Esmeralda and central Nye County... Lake Mead National
Recreation Area... Las Vegas Valley... Lincoln County...
northeast Clark County... Sheep Range... southern Clark County...
   Spring Mountains-Red Rock Canyon and western Clark and
southern Nye County.

* Until 9 PM PDT /9 PM MST/ this evening

* a high moisture content remains in place in the atmosphere
across the area. Any stronger or slower moving thunderstorms
could unleash heavy rainfall in a quick period of time.
Rainfall totals of 1 to 2 inches in an hour or less... with
locally higher amounts... are possible in some cases.

* Impacts... roads could be closed due to water flowing over them
as well as mud and rocks washing onto them. Roadway pavement
may be washed away. Some dirt and secondary gravel roads could
be washed out. Rapid rises in washes could also occur leading
to flash flooding downstream. Any burn areas... such as the
CArpenter 1 burn area on Mount Charleston... could also see
debris flows take place if heavy rain falls on or runs onto
the burned landscape.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.

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