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NWS Weather Alert: Special Weather Statement and Flood Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement for this afternoon, June 9th.

Thunderstorms this afternoon and evening… thunderstorms have already begun to develop across Plumas, Lassen and northern Washoe counties. Main concerns with these storms will be gusty outflow winds around 50 to 60 mph… lightning… heavy rain… and the potential for hail.

Most storms will likely produce wetting rains and some gusty outflow winds… but some stronger storms may be capable of producing hail as well as some localized minor flooding.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Wednesday, June 10th.

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect from Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening

The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a Flash Flood Watch for portions of California and Nevada including the following areas: In California… greater Lake Tahoe area… Lassen-eastern Plumas-eastern Sierra counties…  Mono and Surprise Valley California. In Nevada… greater Lake Tahoe area… greater Reno-Carson City-Minden area… Mineral and southern Lyon counties… northern Washoe County and western Nevada basin and range including Pyramid Lake.

From Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening a plume of tropical moisture associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Blanca will interact with an upper level low moving inland across California into the western Great Basin. This interaction will lead to widespread showers and a few thunderstorms over the region. The tropical nature of the air mass and slow moving storms will lead to efficient rainfall production with locally heavy rain possible in the afternoon and early evening.

Heavy rain may cause flooding and debris flows near steep terrain and burn scars from previous fires. Flooding of roadways and poor drainage areas is also possible where heavy rain persists for an extended period of time.

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. 

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Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso Publisher/Editor


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