Flash Flood Watch Issued For June 10

Posted By on June 9, 2015

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Courtesy of Douglas County, Nevada

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for portions of Northern Nevada including Gardnerville, Minden and the surrounding area from Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening.

Scattered Slow-moving thunderstorms will produce areas of heavy rainfall which could lead to flash flooding in localized areas.

Photo by Serena Roloson Rainbows after this past weekend's rain storm

Photo by Serena Roloson Rainbows after this past weekend’s rain storm

Areas most prone to flash flooding include small creeks and streams in and near the higher terrain, near burn scars, and normally dry washes. Rock slides and debris/water flows over roadways are possible . Low lying areas, where some roads are, will be susceptible to flooding.

Recommended actions:
A low pressure system moving over the Great Basin will interact with tropical moisture from the remnants of hurricane Blanca. Producing showers and thunderstorms on Wednesday resulting in areas of heavy rain with localized flash flooding possible. The heavier rain will taper off by Wednesday evening.

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.

For more information on flash floods visit:

http://www.nevadafloods.org/

Correction: The headline of this article initially reflected the incorrect date for the flash flood watch. It was issued for June 10.

 

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