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Urgent Weather Alert from the National Weather Service

Some very nasty weather in Lassen County at this hour. Here is the latest from the National Weather Service. Remember you can always get updated weather information at LassenWeatherNetwork.com.

Flash Flood Warning

Hazardous Weather Outlook

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE EASTERN SIERRA…NORTHEAST CALIFORNIA AND WESTERN NEVADA..

DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT

THUNDERSTORMS CAN BE EXPECTED ACROSS THE EASTERN SIERRA AND WESTERN NEVADA TODAY AND TONIGHT. THESE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE SLOW MOVING AND THE HEAVY RAINFALL ASSOCIATED WITH THESE STORMS MAY CAUSE FLASH FLOODING.

AS A RESULT…A FLASH FLOOD WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED..

DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE AGAIN TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY WITH A RETURN TO DRY CONDITIONS FOR THE WEEKEND.

National Weather Service in Reno has issued a Flash Flood Warning for…northwestern Lassen County in northern California…  this includes the cities of… Nubieber… Bieber…* until 800 PM PDT

* at 552 PM PDT… National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms capable of producing flash flooding along a line extending from Bieber to 7 miles south of Nubieber… moving westat 5 mph.

* Other locations in the warning include but are not limited to CA 299 at Shasta-Lassen co line and Pittville.Doppler radar rainfall estimates of up to 1.50 inches of rain have fallen over this area in the last hour. The slow moving nature of these storms along with expected additional rains of around 1 inch may produce flash flooding or ponding of water in low lying areas in the Big Valley and along the hills on the southern edge of the valley.

Frequent lightning is also occurring with these storms.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams… country roads… as well as farmland and ranchland along the banks of creeks and streams.The Flash Flood Watch continues for portions of California and western Nevada… including thefollowing areas… in California… greater Lake Tahoe area… Lassen-eastern Plumas-eastern Sierra counties and Mono.

In western Nevada… greater Lake Tahoe area and greater Reno-Carson City-Minden area.

* Until 11 PM PDT this evening slow moving thunderstorms will produce heavy rainfall this evening… with rates near or exceeding one inch per hour. These heavy downpours could cause localized flash flooding in some areas.

* Heavy rainfall may cause rapid rises in small streams and creeks… especially some that may be dry this time of year.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…A Flash Flood Watch means that flooding of small streams… creeks and other drainage areas is possible within the watch area. 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.

Special Weather Statement       Statement as of 5:46 PM PDT on September 12, 2011…

Strong thunderstorm with lightning near Herlong through 630PM…At 543 PM PDT… National Weather Service meteorologists were tracking a strong thunderstorm 11 miles north of Herlong… and moving south at 5 mph.

Frequent deadly lightning… and moderate rain with rainfall amounts of around three quarters of an inch per hour reducing visibilities to less than three miles… are expected with this storm.

* Locations affected include… Herlong and amedee Army airfield.Frequent deadly lightning is occurring with this storm. Move indoors if possible. Stay away from windows and doors… and avoid using the telephone unless it is an emergency.If you are in the path of this storm… seek shelter indoors and stay away from windows.

Stay tuned to NOAA all hazards radio… weather.Gov/Reno on the internet… or local media for later updatesand possible warnings.

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso
SusanvilleStuff.com Publisher/Editor
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