Weather Alert!!: Vidal Junction, CA: Storms moving across the Vidal Junction, California area.

zachnews-weather-alert-logo3

Weather Alert!!: Vidal Junction, CA: Storms moving across the Vidal Junction, California area.

ZachNews is watching storms with thunder, lightning, and moderate to heavy rain falling moving west across the Vidal Junction, California area.

These storms are scattered storms are as far east as Lake Havasu City, Arizona and as far south as near Blythe, California moving over the Colorado River area.

Lightning and light duct is being seen in both Topock, Arizona and Needles, California from these passing storms.

People living or hanging out around the Vidal Junction, California area including Twentynine Palms, California, Havasu Landing, California, Lake Havasu City, Arizona, Topock, Arizona, Needles, California, and Amboy, California should be prepared in case of any storm related problems.

Drivers along Interstate 40, U.S. 95 (Highway 95), and S.R. 62 (Highway 62) in California should be prepared and use caution if stormy weather conditions arrive.

News Alert!!: Rancho Cucamonga, CA: Closure order for North Etiwanda Preserve.

zachnews-news-alert-logo13

News Alert!!: Rancho Cucamonga, CA: Closure order for North Etiwanda Preserve.

According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, due to dangerous fire conditions and extremely low vegetation fuel moistures throughout the region, the San Bernardino County Fire Protection District, along with our partners at Rancho Cucamonga Fire Protection District, will be issuing a closure order for the North Etiwanda Preserve, effective at sunset Friday, July 3, 2015, and ending at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, July 6, 2015.

This order is pursuant to Section 11 of the San Bernardino County Fire Protection District Ordinance and the Rancho Cucamonga Fire Protection District Ordinance FD-054.

Etiwanda Preserve Closure Map 2015-7-4

** Picture was courtesy of the San Bernardino County Fire Department. **

This closure order restricts the public’s access to the North Etiwanda Preserve in an effort to help prevent the potential ignition of a wildfire that could be capable of damaging and/or destroying natural resources and historical areas, while providing the upmost in public safety.

Signs will be posted at the all entry points to the Preserve. Failure to comply with this order may result in a fine of $1,000.

The North Etiwanda Preserve is located at the north end of Etiwanda Avenue and north of Redcliff Drive in Rancho Cucamonga.

A map of the closure area can be located under latest news section at the following San Bernardino County Fire Department website address:

http://sbcfire.org/news_releases/default.aspx

Weather Alert!!: San Bernardino, CA: A dust storm blows across San Bernardino, California.

wpid-zachnews-weather-alert-logo32.jpeg

Weather Alert!!: San Bernardino, CA: A dust storm blows across San Bernardino, California.

Stormy weather with thunder, lightning, heavy rain, and even a dust storm blow into San Bernardino County, California on Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 as part of a monsoonal storms system moving across the southern portion of California.

A dust storm was reported in San Bernardino, California where Mary Cisneros Toth captured the dust storm as the dust storm swept through her neighborhood similar to a scene from a Hollywood movie.

** Video From Maria Cisneros Toth on YouTube: **

– Freaky Dust Storm in San Bernardino, June 30, 2015!

The brown dust blanketing the sky over her neighborhood and blow across streets in the area as seen by San Bernardino Police Department’s Investigations Division Lieutenant Tim Crocker who posted a picture to Twitter of the dust blowing by him.

CIyJYg3VAAQcO76

** Picture From Lt. Tim Crocker (Twitter Username: @SBPDLtCrocker): **

County of San Bernardino’s 5th District Supervisor Josie Gonzales captured the dust blowing in on top of a building in Downtown San Bernardino, California.

** Video From Josie Gonzales (Twitter Username: @SupervisorJosie): **

The San Bernardino County Fire Department captured the dust blowing hitting into the Downtown San Bernardino, California.

CIyFGpUUcAEvwjC

** Picture From The San Bernardino County Fire Department: **

Further to the east, blowing dust was also seen in Yucaipa, California where Colleen Kirkpatrick captured the dust blowing into her community.

CIya1qRUsAAq_NU

** Picture From Lt. Colleen Kirkpatrick (Twitter Username: ‏@ColleenKirk58): **

Portions of both San Bernardino County, California also saw thunder, lightning, and heavy rain fell over the area.

According to the National Weather Service, the storms caused wind gusts of 30 to 40 mph, with gusts reaching 50 mph in the mountains.

The monsoonal moisture is expected to remain in the area through Friday, June 3rd, 2015 as people head out for the 4th of July Weekend.

As Monsoon Season 2015 has began, you, your family, and your friends should always be prepare for any problems caused by any storm by having an action plan in case you have to evacuate from you home or business and make sure you have an emergency survival kit with flashlights with fully charged batteries, bandages, antibiotic product, rubbing alcohol, medication, drinking water, canned foods and meals ready-to-eat, extra, clothes and shoes, working weather radio, and other emergency survival related items.

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

http://www.weather.gov/safety

Stay tuned to ZachNews as Monsoon Watch 2015 will begin early and will be in the storm’s path reporting on the storms as well as posting pictures and videos of the storms when they hit our community.

Follow ZachNews on Twitter and the Twitter Hashtags:

#Monsoon2015 #MonsoonWatch #MonsoonWatch2015 #StormWatch #StormWatch2015 #Storm #Storms #Thunderstorm #Thunderstorms #Duststorm #Duststorms

Needles, California Weather:

Needles, California Weather:

—————————————————————————————————————————

** Needles, California Weather: **

– Tuesday:

Partly sunny and hot, high near 110*F.

South wind 5 to 8 mph.

– Tuesday Night:

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

Mostly cloudy, low around 86*F.

West southwest wind 5 to 13 mph.

– Wednesday:

Mostly sunny and hot, high near 111*F.

South southwest wind 5 to 11 mph.

– Wednesday Night:

Mostly cloudy, low around 86*F.

South southwest wind 5 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

—————————————————————————————————————————

**** Monsoon Season 2015: ****

According to the National Weather Service in Las Vegas, Nevada, there’s chances of showers and thunderstorms next week from Monday to Friday in the Needles, California area.

In case of any Monsoon weather related problems, always be prepare by having an action plan in case you have to evacuate from you home or business and make sure you have an emergency survival kit with flashlights with fully charged batteries, bandages, antibiotic product, rubbing alcohol, medication, drinking water, canned foods and meals ready-to-eat, extra, clothes and shoes, working weather radio, and other emergency survival related items.

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

http://www.weather.gov/safety

Stay tuned to ZachNews as Monsoon Watch 2015 will begin early and will be in the storm’s path reporting on the storms as well as posting pictures and videos of the storms when they hit our community.

Follow ZachNews on Twitter and the Twitter Hashtags:

#Monsoon2015 #MonsoonWatch #MonsoonWatch2015 #StormWatch #StormWatch2015 #Storm #Storms #Thunderstorm #Thunderstorms #Duststorm #Duststorms

—————————————————————————————————————————

** More weather information and weather radars for your area at 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

—————————————————————————————————————————

**** Lake Fire Smoke: ****

Due to the “Lake Fire” that is burning in the San Bernardino National Forest near Angeles Oaks, California and just south of Big Bear, California, smoke has blown over in portions of San Bernardino County, California.

**** Residents affected by the smoke can check air quality information at the following websites: ****

– South Coast Air Quality Management District:

http://www.aqmd.gov/

– Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District:

http://www.mdaqmd.ca.gov/index.aspx?page=6

**** ZachNews is posting the latest and updated information related to the “Lake Fire” at the following ZachNews on WordPress website address: ****

http://wp.me/p26goG-64Y

** Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding this news story. **

—————————————————————————————————————————

News Update!!: Needles, CA: A cool and fun ride during the annual Rainbo Beach Resort’s Float Down.

20150627_142129

News Update!!: Needles, CA: A cool and fun ride during the annual Rainbo Beach Resort’s Float Down.

Around 50 residents, guests, and families of the Rainbo Beach Resort in Needles, California took a cool morning ride along the Colorado River for the annual Rainbo Beach Resort’s Float Down being held on Saturday, June 27th, 2015.

20150627_111627 20150627_142122 20150627_142129

These pictures by Mike Minery and Christy Sahlstrom captured all of the fun on the Colorado River as the group of people enjoyed a trip south down the Colorado River.

From what I heard there was supposed to be around 50 people on the float that day and yes it is an annual event they have been doing it for a few years now I beleive.

According to Mike Minery, there were floats of every size shape and color out there during this annual event which has been going on for a few years.

Reports are that everybody had lots of fun and everybody will be back next year to float down the Colorado River.

ZachNews thanks Mike Minery and Christy Sahlstrom for sending in these great pictures.

Weather Update!!: Mohave Valley, AZ: Pictures: Lightning over Mohave Valley, Arizona.

shot0243

Weather Update!!: Mohave Valley, AZ: Pictures: Lightning over Mohave Valley, Arizona.

Storms moved over Mohave Valley, Arizona at around 12:11am MST on Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 bringing a great show in the sky.

shot0243shot0168 shot0196 shot0209 shot0257 shot0264 shot0265shot0215shot0219

These pictures by ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez captured lightning in the sky to the east and northeast of Mohave Valley, Arizona which could be seen from Needles, California.

This is the storm that moved over Kingman, Arizona earlier in the night on Monday, June 29th, 2015 bringing thunder, lightning, and moderate to heavy rain fall to the area east and southeast near Kingman, Arizona and Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

Weather Update!!: Kingman, AZ: Storm from Kingman, Arizona is decreasing.

zachnews-weather-update-logo3

Weather Update!!: Kingman, AZ: Storm from Kingman, Arizona is decreasing.

The large storm that moved from the southeast of Kingman, Arizona and had thunder, lightning, and moderate to heavy rain falling  is decreasing as the storm has moved over the communities of Fort Mohave, Arizona; Bullhead City, Arizona; and Laughlin, Nevada near the Colorado River.

This storm was large and stretching from Kingman, Arizona in the north to Lake Havasu City, Arizona to the south and even got as far as to Parker, Arizona bringing thunder, lightning, and moderate to heavy rain fall in the area east and southeast near Kingman, Arizona and Lake Havasu City, Arizona.