Flood Potential Outlook
Issued by NWS Elko, NV

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Hydrologic Outlook
National Weather Service Elko NV
109 PM PDT Tue Mar 20 2018

...Increased stream flows from higher terrain and minor overland
flooding possible Thursday and Friday...

A large and wet storm system will impact northern and central
Nevada Wednesday through Friday. Significant valley rains,
mountain snows, and mild south winds will contribute to snowmelt
and runoff from higher terrain.

Valley rain and mountain snow showers will overspread northern
Nevada on Wednesday with more significant valley rains and higher
elevation mountain snows occurring across much of the region,
particularly central and eastern Nevada, Thursday into Friday
morning. Rainfall amounts of over an inch are possible especially
across portions of northeast Nye and White Pine Counties. A few
thunderstorms may develop on Thursday which could enhance local
precipitation rates and amounts. In addition, briefly warmer
temperatures and mild south winds will also contribute to a period
of potentially rapid mid- slope snowmelt and runoff.

Minor overland flooding is possible from expected rainfall,
saturated soils from recent snowmelt, and the possibility of rapid
snowmelt from the mid-slopes of mountain ranges. However,
significant flooding is NOT expected at this time, but secondary
dirt roads could see minor flooding and become muddy and
impassable. Also, any streams exiting higher terrain could
experience increased cold and swift flows. Use caution and plan
accordingly if traveling on rural roads or venturing into the

Another storm will impact the region over the weekend, but this
system is expected to be cooler and not produce as much
precipitation in the form of some additional mountain snows and
lighter valley snow showers.



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