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avatar Flood Watch
August 18, 2023 06:59PM
National Weather Service Las Vegas NV
129 PM PDT Fri Aug 18 2023

.A substantial moisture surge driven by Hurricane Hilary will result
in several days with bands of moderate to heavy rainfall over the
weekend into early next week. Impacts will become more significant
with each passing day as soils become saturated, resulting in
increased runoff.

Eastern Sierra Slopes-Owens Valley-White Mountains of Inyo County-
Death Valley National Park-
Including the cities of Westgard Pass, Stovepipe Wells, Bishop,
Shoshone, Lone Pine, Furnace Creek, Independence, Whitney Portal,
Bristlecone Pine, Olancha, and Aspendell
129 PM PDT Fri Aug 18 2023


* WHAT...Flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues to be
possible, with Inyo County expecting to receive rainfall amounts
this weekend that are comparable to or exceeding average annual

* WHERE...A portion of southeast California, including the following
areas, Death Valley National Park, Eastern Sierra Slopes, Owens
Valley and White Mountains of Inyo County.

* WHEN...From Saturday morning through late Monday night.

* IMPACTS...Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers,
creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations.
Flooding may occur in poor drainage and urban areas. Area creeks
and streams are running high and could flood with more heavy rain.
Outdoor recreation will be very dangerous this weekend across Inyo
County and is strongly ill-advised in Death Valley National Park.

- http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood.


You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued. Outdoor recreation is
strongly discouraged this weekend.


avatar Special Weather Statement
August 18, 2023 07:00PM
National Weather Service RENO NV
259 PM PDT Fri Aug 18 2023

Mono County-Mineral and Southern Lyon Counties-
Western Nevada Basin and Range including Pyramid Lake-
Including the cities of Bridgeport, Coleville, Lee Vining,
Mammoth Lakes, Hawthorne, Yerington, Smith Valley, Mina, Schurz,
Fernley, Fallon, Lovelock, Silver Springs, Nixon, and Imlay
259 PM PDT Fri Aug 18 2023

...Shower and thunderstorm chances continue...
...Heavy rain and flood potential Sunday-Monday...

* Another round of scattered to widespread showers and
thunderstorms will occur once again Saturday afternoon and

* Major Hurricane Hilary in the eastern Pacific is expected to
make landfall Sunday PM or early Monday AM along northern Baja
of California or extreme southern coastal California. While this
system will rapidly weaken into a remnant low by the time it
reaches Nevada, significant amounts of moisture will bring
periods of heavy rainfall to the region Sunday afternoon through
Monday. The greatest threat for flooding is across the Basin &
Range and the eastern Sierra. Please see the Flash Flood Watch
for additional details. Have multiple ways to receive alerts in
case flood warnings are issued, and never drive through flooded

* Abundant cloud cover and rainfall will keep afternoon high
temperatures 10 to 20 degrees below normal Sunday through
Tuesday, with Monday likely being the chilliest day of the week.

* The center of what is left of Hilary will move through central
Nevada on Monday. Across the Basin and Range, expect
breezy/gusty conditions with gusts of 30-40 mph and locally
higher inside any intense storm cores. If the track of Hilary
shifts farther west, winds may become gustier for more of the

* Stay tuned to the National Hurricane Center by visiting
www.hurricanes.gov for the latest on Hilary.

Re: Flood Watch
August 20, 2023 01:03PM
I would love to find a list of webcams aimed at any rivers or washes that are affected.
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