Weather Alert!!: Colorado River Tri-State: Flash Flood Watch!!

September 17, 2014 Leave a comment

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Weather Alert!!: Colorado River Tri-State: Flash Flood Watch!!

The National Weather Service in Las Vegas, Nevada has issued a Flash Flood Watch from Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 11:00am PT until Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 11:00pm PT for portions of northwest Arizona, California, and southern Nevada.

According to the National Weather Service, tropical moisture from what was Hurricane Odile is expected to push into the desert southwest areas this week bringing an enhanced risk of flash flooding across the region.

The highest risk of flooding will occur Wednesday and Thursday across southern Nevada, northwest Arizona, and southeast California.

According to the National Weather Service, there is still high uncertainty in the evolution of the forecast during this period and storms may be isolated to scattered in nature. However, with many areas still recovering from flood impacts, the risk for additional impacts is high. 

** Impacted areas include the following areas: **

- In Northwest Arizona: Lake Havasu and Fort Mohave, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Northwest Deserts.

- In California: Cadiz Basin, Eastern Mojave Desert, Morongo Basin, San Bernardino County, and Upper Colorado River Valley.

- In Southern Nevada: Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Las Vegas Valley, Northeast Clark County, Sheep Range, Southern Clark County, Spring Mountain, and Red Rock Canyon.

** More information regarding the Flash Flood Watch from the National Weather Service in Las Vegas, Nevada is at the following National Weather Service website address: **

http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=CAZ527&warncounty=CAC071&firewxzone=CAZ229&local_place1=4%20Miles%20N%20Needles%20Airport%20CA&product1=Flash+Flood+Watch&lat=34.84082&lon=-114.61145#.VBk1as_n8m8

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** More weather safety tips and information is at the following National Weather Service website address: **

http://www.weather.gov/safety

** More weather information and weather radars are on the National Weather Service website at: **

http://www.weather.gov/

** Weather radar for the Colorado River Tri-State area including for the community of Needles, California is at the National Weather Service website address: **

http://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=ESX&product=N0R&overlay=11101111&loop=yes

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Downtown Needles, CA: Mixer in the El Garces building to benefits Spike’s Desert Dog Park.

September 17, 2014 Leave a comment

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Downtown Needles, CA: Mixer in the El Garces building to benefits Spike’s Desert Dog Park.

A mixer event is being held at 5:00pm PT on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 to benefits Spike’s Desert Dog Park.

The mixer event is being held inside the El Garces building, also known as the Intermodal Transportation Facility, located off of Front Street and G Street in Downtown Needles, California.

There will be food, a 50-50 drawing, and lots of fun at this mixer.

This mixer event is reportedly sponsored by the Needles Downtown Business Alliance and Needles Chamber of Commerce.

The Spike’s Desert Dog Park held their grand opening event on Saturday, March 15th, 2014 with the help of donations, many volunteers from all over the community came together to help build this dog park, including employees at the Needles Animal Shelter.

The new Spike’s Desert Dog Park is located off of J Street on Hospitality Lane near Army Road in Needles, California.

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Breaking News!!: San Bernardino, CA: A 2nd Alarm commercial structure fire reported.

September 17, 2014 Leave a comment

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Breaking News!!: San Bernardino, CA: A 2nd Alarm commercial structure fire reported.

San Bernardino City Fire Department is working a 2nd Alarm commercial structure fire on Waterman Avenue and Baseline Street in San Bernardino, California.

More information is still coming into ZachNews.

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News Update!!: Vidal Junction, CA: Latest information regarding Highway 95 closures and reopenings.

September 17, 2014 Leave a comment

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News Update!!: Vidal Junction, CA: Latest information regarding Highway 95 closures and reopenings.

According to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), as of 7:50am PT on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014, Highway 95 (U.S.95) from Vidal Junction, California to Needles, California (From Mile Marker 9.9 to Mile Marker 57.0) has been reopened in both directions.

But, according to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Highway 95 (U.S.95) from Second Avenue in Riverside County, California to the junction of Highway 95 (U.S.95) and State Route 62 (S.R.62) in Vidal Junction, California (From Mile Marker 5.57 to Mile Marker 9.9) remains closed in both directions.

At around 12:30am PT on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014, according to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Highway 95 (U.S.95) from Vidal Junction, California to Needles, California (From Mile Marker 9.9 to Mile Marker 57.0) has been reopened for northbound lanes, but southbound lanes remain closed due to earlier flooding that affected all lanes.

At around 7:27pm PT on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014, according to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Highway 95 (U.S.95) from Vidal Junction, California to Needles, California (From Mile Marker 9.9 to Mile Marker 57.0) is closed due to flooding and all lanes are affected.

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Monsoon Watch 2014!!: Needles, California Weather:

September 17, 2014 Leave a comment

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Monsoon Watch 2014!!: Needles, California Weather:

 

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Be ready as rain, lightning with thunder, gusty winds with possible blowing dust, and severe weather conditions as tropical moisture from what was Hurricane Odile and now is Tropical Storm Odile enters into southern portions of California and Arizona.

 

The National Weather Service in Las Vegas, Nevada will be issuing a Flash Flood Watch from Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 11:00am PT until Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 11:00pm PT for portions of northwest Arizona, California, and southern Nevada.

 

According to the National Weather Service, tropical moisture is expected to push into the desert southwest this week bringing an enhanced risk of flash flooding across the region.

 

The highest risk of flooding will occur Wednesday and Thursday across southern Nevada, northwest Arizona, and southeast California.

 

According to the National Weather Service, there is still high uncertainty in the evolution of the forecast during this period and storms may be isolated to scattered in nature. However, with many areas still recovering from flood impacts, the risk for additional impacts is high.

 

** Impacted areas include the following areas: **

 

- In Northwest Arizona: Lake Havasu and Fort Mohave, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Northwest Deserts.

 

- In California: Cadiz Basin, Eastern Mojave Desert, Morongo Basin, San Bernardino County, and Upper Colorado River Valley.

 

- In Southern Nevada: Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Las Vegas Valley, Northeast Clark County, Sheep Range, Southern Clark County, Spring Mountain, and Red Rock Canyon.

 

 

** More information regarding the Flash Flood Watch from the National Weather Service in Las Vegas, Nevada is at the following National Weather Service website address: **

 

http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=CAZ527&warncounty=CAC071&firewxzone=CAZ229&local_place1=4%20Miles%20N%20Needles%20Airport%20CA&product1=Flash+Flood+Watch&lat=34.84082&lon=-114.61145#.VBk1as_n8m8

 

 

Please be prepare in case there is changes in weather conditions or if watches and warnings are issued for your area.

 

Please use caution when driving through these storms and do not drive through flooded roads or highways that washes, creeks, and channels cross over the road and highway.

 

 

** More weather safety tips and information is at the following National Weather Service website address: **

 

http://www.weather.gov/safety

 

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- Wednesday:

 

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 11:00am PT.

 

Mostly cloudy, high near 98*F.

 

South southeast wind 3 to 6 mph.

 

Chance of precipitation is 60%.

 

 

- Wednesday Night:

 

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.

 

Mostly cloudy, low around 79*F.

 

South southeast wind 3 to 7 mph.

 

 

- Thursday:

 

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.

 

Partly sunny, high near 101*F.

 

South southeast wind 5 to 8 mph.

 

 

- Thursday Night:

 

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11:00pm PT.

 

Partly cloudy, low around 75*F.

 

Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph.

 

 

- Friday:

 

Mostly sunny, high near 96*F.

 

Light and variable wind becoming south southeast around 6 mph in the afternoon.

 

 

- Friday Night:

 

Partly cloudy, low around 73*F.

 

 

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** More weather information and weather radars are on the National Weather Service website at: **

 

http://www.weather.gov/

 

** Weather radar for the Colorado River Tri-State area including for the community of Needles, California is at the National Weather Service website address: **

 

http://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=ESX&product=N0R&o verlay=11101111&loop=yes

 

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News Update!!: Vidal Junction, CA: Highway 95 is partially reopened and closed.

September 17, 2014 Leave a comment

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News Update!!: Vidal Junction, CA: Highway 95 is partially reopened and closed.

 

According to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), as of 12:30am PT on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014, Highway 95 (U.S.95) from Vidal Junction, California to Needles, California (From Mile Marker 9.9 to Mile Marker 57.0) has been reopened for northbound lanes, but southbound lanes remain closed due to earlier flooding that affected all lanes.

 

According to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) at around 7:27pm PT on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014, Highway 95 (U.S.95) from Vidal Junction, California to Needles, California (From Mile Marker 9.9 to Mile Marker 57.0) is closed due to flooding and all lanes are affected.

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Breaking News!!: Big Bear Lake, CA: Funnel cloud was spotted over Big Bear Lake, California.

September 16, 2014 Leave a comment

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Breaking News!!: Big Bear Lake, CA: Funnel cloud was spotted over Big Bear Lake, California.

 

This picture taken by Ryan Whitcher of Big Bear Lake, California shows a funnel cloud was spotted over Big Bear Lake, California area at around 4:30pm PT on September 16th, 2014.

 

At this moment, no reports of the funnel cloud touching the ground and no reports of damages, injuries, or deaths.

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