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Flash Flood Watch

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
1004 PM PDT TUE JUL 7 2015

CAZ070>073-NVZ001>005-081300-
/O.NEW.KREV.FF.A.0005.150708T1700Z-150709T0700Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
SURPRISE VALLEY CALIFORNIA-LASSEN-EASTERN PLUMAS-
EASTERN SIERRA COUNTIES-GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA-MONO-
MINERAL AND SOUTHERN LYON COUNTIES-GREATER RENO-CARSON CITY-
MINDEN AREA-WESTERN NEVADA BASIN AND RANGE INCLUDING PYRAMID LAKE-
NORTHERN WASHOE COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CEDARVILLE...FORT BIDWELL...PORTOLA...
SUSANVILLE...SOUTH LAKE TAHOE...TRUCKEE...BRIDGEPORT...
MAMMOTH LAKES...HAWTHORNE...YERINGTON...SMITH VALLEY...
INCLINE VILLAGE...SPARKS...GARDNERVILLE...VIRGINIA CITY...
FERNLEY...FALLON...LOVELOCK...SILVER SPRINGS...EMPIRE...GERLACH
1004 PM PDT TUE JUL 7 2015

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING
THROUGH 10 PM WEDNESDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RENO HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR THE EASTERN SIERRA, LAKE TAHOE, NORTHEAST
  CALIFORNIA, AND ALL OF WESTERN NEVADA.

* FROM 10 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH 10 PM WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAINFALL ARE FORECAST TO DEVELOP OVER
  THE SIERRA LATE WEDNESDAY MORNING, AND EXPAND NORTH AND
  EASTWARD INTO NORTHEAST CALIFORNIA AND WESTERN NEVADA DURING THE
  AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THE HIGHEST RISKS OF FLASH FLOODING SOUTH
  OF HIGHWAY 50 ARE FROM ROUGHLY 10 AM TO 4 PM, WHILE THE HIGHEST
  RISKS NORTH OF HIGHWAY 50 ARE FROM ABOUT 2 PM TO 10 PM.

* GIVEN THAT MANY AREAS HAVE RECEIVED SUBSTANTIAL RAINFALL OVER
  THE PAST 3 TO 5 DAYS, FLASH FLOODING WILL BE QUICK TO OCCUR IF
  STORMS WITH HEAVY RAINFALL REDEVELOP WEDNESDAY. THE WATCH
  INDICATES THAT THE INGREDIENTS ARE THERE TO CREATE STORMS WITH
  HEAVY RAINFALL AND FLASH FLOODING, BUT NOT A GUARANTEE THOSE
  STORMS WILL DEVELOP. IF EXCESSIVE CLOUD COVER FORMS WEDNESDAY
  MORNING, THAT WILL LIMIT HOW STRONG STORMS MAY GET AND LOWER THE
  FLASH FLOOD RISK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT FLOODING OF SMALL STREAMS...CREEKS
AND OTHER DRAINAGE AREAS IS POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA. RECENT
BURN AREAS ARE AT PARTICULARLY HIGH RISK OF FLASH FLOODING. PEOPLE
IN THE WATCH AREA SHOULD MONITOR WEATHER.GOV/RENO FOR UPDATES AND
BE PREPARED FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION SHOULD HEAVY RAINS AND FLOODING
OCCUR OR A FLASH FLOOD WARNING BE ISSUED.

&&

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CS

HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/RENO



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