Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Las Vegas, NV

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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAS VEGAS NV
240 AM PDT THU JUL 30 2015

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FOR PARTS OF SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA
AND CLARK COUNTY NEVADA TODAY...

.MONSOONAL MOISTURE ALONG WITH A DISTURBANCE IN THE ATMOSPHERE
MOVING NORTHWEST ACROSS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TODAY WILL HELP TO
TRIGGER SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. ANY STRONGER OR SLOWER MOVING
THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING HEAVY RAINFALL
WHICH COULD RESULT IN FLASH FLOODING.

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EASTERN SIERRA SLOPES-OWENS VALLEY-WHITE MOUNTAINS OF INYO COUNTY-
DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK-WESTERN MOJAVE DESERT-
EASTERN MOJAVE DESERT-MORONGO BASIN-CADIZ BASIN-SPRING MOUNTAINS-
RED ROCK CANYON-SOUTHERN CLARK COUNTY-
240 AM PDT THU JUL 30 2015

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA AND SOUTHERN NEVADA... INCLUDING
  THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA... CADIZ
  BASIN...DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK...EASTERN MOJAVE
  DESERT...EASTERN SIERRA SLOPES...MORONGO BASIN...OWENS
  VALLEY...WESTERN MOJAVE DESERT AND WHITE MOUNTAINS OF INYO COUNTY.
  IN SOUTHERN NEVADA...SOUTHERN CLARK COUNTY AND THE SPRING
  MOUNTAINS-RED ROCK CANYON.

* THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ACROSS
  PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA AND FAR SOUTHERN NEVADA ON
  THURSDAY ESPECIALLY FROM THE MID-MORNING HOURS INTO THE EARLY
  EVENING HOURS.

* ANY STRONGER OR SLOWER MOVING THUNDERSTORMS COULD UNLEASH 1 TO
  2 INCHES OF RAINFALL...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE IN
  AN HOUR OR LESS. THIS COULD LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING ESPECIALLY
  IF IT FALLS OVER ANY LOW LYING AREAS OR IN A WASH OR CANYON
  THAT QUICKLY MOVES WATER TO A LOWER AREA.

* 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 MT 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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STACHELSKI



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