Mohave County, Arizona
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Flash Flood Watch
AZZ001>003-036-CAZ519>524-NVZ014>022-311800-
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NORTHWEST PLATEAU-LAKE HAVASU AND FORT MOHAVE-NORTHWEST DESERTS-
LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA-EASTERN SIERRA SLOPES-
OWENS VALLEY-WHITE MOUNTAINS OF INYO COUNTY-
DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK-WESTERN MOJAVE DESERT-
EASTERN MOJAVE DESERT-ESMERALDA AND CENTRAL NYE COUNTY-
LINCOLN COUNTY-NORTHEAST CLARK COUNTY-
WESTERN CLARK AND SOUTHERN NYE COUNTY-SHEEP RANGE-
SPRING MOUNTAINS-RED ROCK CANYON-LAS VEGAS VALLEY-
SOUTHERN CLARK COUNTY-
250 AM PDT FRI JUL 31 2015

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM PDT /11 AM MST/ THIS
MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LAS VEGAS HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST ARIZONA...
SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA AND NEVADA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING
AREAS...IN NORTHWEST ARIZONA...LAKE HAVASU AND FORT MOHAVE...
LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA...NORTHWEST DESERTS AND
NORTHWEST PLATEAU. IN SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA...DEATH VALLEY
NATIONAL PARK...EASTERN MOJAVE DESERT...EASTERN SIERRA
SLOPES...OWENS VALLEY...WESTERN MOJAVE DESERT AND WHITE
MOUNTAINS OF INYO COUNTY. IN NEVADA...ESMERALDA AND CENTRAL
NYE COUNTY...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.

* FROM 11 AM PDT /11 AM MST/ THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* A 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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Flood Warning
AZC015-311215-
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MOHAVE AZ-
136 AM MST FRI JUL 31 2015

...A FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 515 AM MST FRIDAY FOR
SOUTHWESTERN MOHAVE COUNTY...

AT 132 AM MST...LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTED FLOODING ACROSS THE
WARNED AREA. HIGHWAY 95 WAS REPORTED CLOSED BY MOHAVE COUNTY
OFFICIALS BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 1 AND 4 AS WATER FROM THE SACRAMENTO
WASH HAS CROSSED THE ROAD. RUNOFF FROM HEAVIER RAIN THAT FELL IN THE
AFTERNOON AND EVENING ON THURSDAY WILL CONTINUE TO CREATE RAPID
FLOWS IN THE SACRAMENTO WASH THROUGH THE REST OF THE NIGHT AS WATER
CONTINUES TO FLOW DOWN THE WASH TOWARD THE COLORADO RIVER.

SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...

* HIGHWAY 95 AT THE SACRAMENTO WASH
* AREAS ALONG THE SACRAMENTO WASH
* TOPOCK

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLOODING. IF FLOODING IS OBSERVED ACT QUICKLY. MOVE UP TO
HIGHER GROUND TO ESCAPE FLOOD WATERS. DO NOT STAY IN AREAS SUBJECT TO
FLOODING WHEN WATER BEGINS RISING.

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
SAFELY. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

&&

LAT...LON 3471 11447 3476 11455 3478 11416 3471 11416
3470 11446

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