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Sierra, Nevada Flash Flood Watch Continues Until 9pm

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From the National Weather Service:

Surprise Valley California-Lassen-eastern Plumas-eastern Sierra counties-greater Lake Tahoe area-Mono-greater Reno-Carson City-Minden area-northern Washoe County including the cities of Cedarville, Fort Bidwell, Portola, Susanville, South Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Bridgeport, Mammoth Lakes, Incline Village, Sparks, Gardnerville, Virginia City, Empire, Gerlach

Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until 9 pm Wednesday.

The flash flood watch continues 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 and northern Washoe County.

Very hot temperatures will aid in developing thunderstorms with heavy rainfall by early afternoon. Abundant moisture and very slow storm motions will increase the potential for flash flooding.

Flash flooding of urban areas, small streams and areas near steep terrain is possible in the eastern Sierra, northeast California, far northwest Nevada and the Sierra front including the Reno and Carson City areas. Flash flooding may also produce rock and mud slides.

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 http://weather.gov/reno for updates and be prepared for immediate action should heavy rains and flooding occur or a flash flood warning be issued.

From the National Weather Service

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