NWS

Flash Flood Warning in effect

THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1:45 AM MST/12:45 AM

PST/ FOR WESTERN LA PAZ...NORTHWESTERN YUMA...NORTHEASTERN IMPERIAL

AND RIVERSIDE COUNTIES...

At 852 PM MST/752 PM PST/, Doppler radar indicated light rain still

falling across the warned area. Locally, over one inch of rain has

already fallen. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin

shortly.

HAZARD...Flash flooding caused by thunderstorms.

SOURCE...Radar indicated.

IMPACT...Flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas,

highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage

and low lying areas.

Some locations that will experience flooding include...

Blythe, Quartzsite, Cibola, Palo Verde, Blythe Airport, Ripley, Yuma

Proving Ground, East Blythe, Ehrenberg and Poston.

Affected washes and roadways include Indian Wash at US Hwy 95 between

MP 72 and 71, and Hwy 95 north of Quartzsite.

FLASH FLOOD...RADAR INDICATED

Recommended actions

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood

deaths occur in vehicles.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small

creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying

spots.

In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are

potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded

roads. Find an alternate route.

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