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Flash Flood Watch

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAS VEGAS NV
903 PM PDT FRI JUL 31 2015

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH HAS BEEN EXTENDED FOR PARTS OF THE MOJAVE
DESERT AND SOUTHERN GREAT BASIN THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

.AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE IS FORECAST TO MOVE NORTH ACROSS THE
REGION LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY. MOIST AND UNSTABLE AIR WILL
REMAIN IN PLACE ACROSS MUCH OF THE MOJAVE DESERT AND SOUTHERN
GREAT BASIN. DUE TO THE HIGH MOISTURE CONTENT OF THE AIR...ANY
SLOWER OR STRONGER MOVING THUNDERSTORMS COULD BE CAPABLE OF
PRODUCING HEAVY RAINFALL THAT MAY RESULT IN FLASH FLOODING.

AZZ001-003-036-NVZ015>022-011215-
/O.CON.KVEF.FF.A.0005.000000T0000Z-150802T0400Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
NORTHWEST PLATEAU-NORTHWEST DESERTS-
LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA-LINCOLN COUNTY-
NORTHEAST CLARK COUNTY-WESTERN CLARK AND SOUTHERN NYE COUNTY-
SHEEP RANGE-SPRING MOUNTAINS-RED ROCK CANYON-LAS VEGAS VALLEY-
SOUTHERN CLARK COUNTY-
903 PM PDT FRI JUL 31 2015

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

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST ARIZONA AND NEVADA...INCLUDING THE
  FOLLOWING AREAS...IN NORTHWEST ARIZONA...LAKE MEAD NATIONAL
  RECREATION AREA...NORTHWEST DESERTS AND NORTHWEST PLATEAU. IN
  NEVADA...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.

* THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING

* AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE IS FORECAST TO MOVE NORTH ACROSS
  THE REGION LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY. THEREFORE THE FLASH
  FLOOD WATCH HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING. 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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