Live Weather Alert!!: Monsoon 2018: Colorado River Tri-State: Latest Information: Storms approaching area.

Live Weather Alert!!: Monsoon 2018: Colorado River Tri-State: Latest Information: Storms approaching area.

ZachNews has the latest information regarding storms approaching the Colorado River Tri-State area on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018.

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** As of 3:21am PT on Thursday, July 12th, 2018 (Final Update): **

According to Caltrans District 8, northbound U.S. Route 95 at Interstate 40, west of Needles, California, is open.

** As of 10:37pm PT on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018: **

According to Caltrans District 8, northbound U.S. Route 95 at Interstate 40, west of Needles, California, is closed because of flooding.

At this moment, the duration of the closure  is unknown.

Motorists are told to visit: http://QuickMap.dot.ca.gov for traffic updates.

** As of 10:10pm PT on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018: **

Weather radar from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 shows all of the thunderstorms that were in the Mohave Valley, Arizona; Golden Shores, Arizona; and Needles, California area have all lost strength, dissipated and moved out of the area. Some light rain fall remains southeast of Yucca, Arizona.

** As of 8:35pm PT on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018: **

According to the Yucca Fire District, Alamo is now open from I-40 to La Cieniga. North of that is a mess. La Cieniga itself sustained very little damage from Cow Creek. Santa Fe Ranch is open from I-40 to Butch Cassidy. Butch Cassidy to Alamo is passable with care. Crystal Springs clear from Butch Cassidy to Jesse James. Roy Rodgers needs work from South of Cicio to Bronco. Carmen has washed that have run heavily but is passable with caution. Apache has washed that have run at McKenzie Wash and Flat Too Wash. Frontage Road is clear and passable with little washout. As always, please use caution when traveling after a storm. Washes may run after the rain has cleared. Please remember to Turn Around Don’t Drown.

The Yucca Fire District thanked Jim Federico for your help with Road checks tonight.

** As of 7:30pm PT on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018: **

According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue, at about 2:15pm MST Wednesday afternoon, the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue received a call of multiple vehicles that had become stranded in washes along Alamo Road between mile post 3 to mile post 5. The occupants of the vehicles were able to self-rescue while rescuers were responding to the area. The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue would like to encourage people to use extreme caution around running water – TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN!

** As of 5:50pm PT on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018: **

According to the City of Twentynine Palms, Adobe Road is open again. Please proceed with caution. The gates at Ocotillo and Split Rock remain closed. The gates at Tamarisk, Joe Davis, Bagdad and Bullion Mountain Road are also closed until tomorrow morning. Mesquite Springs Road between Sunnyslope and El Paseo and Larrea Avenue are flooded as well.

** As of 5:30pm PT on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018: **

According to the City of Twentynine Palms, rain has caused some major flooding in the City. Adobe Road between Civic Center Drive and Gorgonio is down to one lane northbound and both lanes are closed heading southbound. The gates at Ocotillo and SplitRock are closed due to the overflow of water in the Wash. Please use caution when driving.

** As of 4:30pm PT on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018: **

The National Weather Service has posted on their official Twitter page that if you’re boating on Lake Havasu, be prepared for a potential wind shift! South winds may become northeast at 25MPH as that storm to the north moves away.

** As of 4:15pm PT on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018: **

The National Weather Service has posted on their official Twitter page that a Flash Flood Warning issued for Twentynine Palms, Yucca Valley, and Joshua Tree, CA along Highway 62. TURN AROUND, DONT DROWN!

** As of 4:12pm PT on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018: **

The National Weather Service has posted on their official Twitter page that a Flash Flood Warning including Twentynine Palms CA, Yucca Valley CA, Joshua Tree CA until 7:15 PM PDT

** As of 3:59pm PT on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018: **

The National Weather Service has posted on their official Twitter page that a Flash Flood Warning continues for Needles CA until 6:00 PM PDT.

** As of 3:20pm PT on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018: **

The National Weather Service has posted on their official Twitter page that they are getting reports now of road closure east of Laughlin on Oatman Highway. Turn Around, Don’t Drown!

** As of 3:09pm PT on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018: **

Weather radar from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 shows thunderstorms with moderate to heavy rain fall, thunder and possible lightning around the Needles, California area, including the a large thunderstorm west of the community.

That thunderstorm was moving north to northwest, but is spreading out south and north, and may change directions again as they grows.

Windy conditions in Needles, California from the northwest, but no rain yet and is possible.

** As of 2:40pm PT on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018: **

Weather radar from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 shows a thunderstorms with moderate to heavy rain fall, thunder and possible lightning west and south of Needles, California and north in Mohave Valley, Arizona.

Rain and gusty winds may moving into the Needles, California and Mohave Valley, Arizona areas.

People in the area of the thunderstorms should be prepare for any weather related problems that could happen.

** As of 2:13pm PT on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018: **

These pictures by ZachNews shows the thunderstorms west of Needles, California and north of Mohave Valley, Arizona.

** As of 2:00pm PT on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018: **

The National Weather Service has posted on their official Twitter page that monitoring some storm activity in and around the Kingman, Arizona and Laughlin, Nevada area.

** As of 1:52pm PT on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018: **

Weather radar from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 shows a thunderstorms with moderate to heavy rain fall and possible lightning southwest of Needles, California and east of Goffs, California.

Thunderstorms appear to be moving north or northwest.

Please use caution if driving in this area as the thunderstorms will be over Route 66, U.S. Route 95, and Interstate 40.

** As of 1:30pm PT on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018: **

The National Weather Service has posted on their official Twitter page that a Flash Flood Warning issued for central Mohave County, Arizona, including places such as Bullhead City, Arizona; GoldenValley, Arizona; and Highway 68.

** As of 1:20pm PT on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018: **

Weather radar from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 shows a thunderstorm with moderate to heavy rain fall and possible lightning near Oatman, Arizona and along Highway 68 just east of Bullhead City, Arizona.

Thunderstorm appear to be moving north or northwest.

** As of 12:53pm PT on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018: **


This is a picture from ZachNews of the approaching storm near Yucca, Arizona and Topock, Arizona, clouds seen from Needles, California.

** As of 12:42pm PT on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018: **

The National Weather Service has posted on their official Twitter page that a Flash Flood Warning for Yucca, AZ and Topock, AZ including Alamo Rd due to heavy rainfall from nearby t-storms. Remember when roadways are flooded, Turn Around, Don’t Drown!

** As of 12:28pm PT on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018: **

Weather radar from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 shows a thunderstorm with moderate to heavy rain fall and possible lightning approaching Interstate 40 and Route 66 near Yucca, Arizona.

Thunderstorm appear to be moving north or northwest.

** As of 12:17pm PT on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018: **

The National Weather Service has posted on their official Twitter page that heavy downpours and rainfall brought 0.43″ in just over 15 minutes to the Hualapais as it heads toward Kingman, Arizona.

** As of 12:05pm PT on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018: **

The National Weather Service has posted on their official Twitter page that Flash Flood Warning issued for parts of San Bernardino County, California including areas such as Baker, California; MountainPass, California; Amboy, California and Interstate 15 between mile markers 97 and 185 as well as Interstate 40 between mile markers 32 and 126.

** As of 11:53am PT on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018: **

Weather radar from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 shows thunderstorms with moderate to heavy rain fall and possible lightning southeast of Golden Shores, Arizona and Needles, California; east of Yucca, Arizona; and near Kingman, Arizona.

Weather radar from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 also shows thunderstorms with moderate to heavy rain fall and possible lightning in the Mojave National Preserve, near Goffs, California; Essex, California; and Fenners, California.

Thunderstorms appear to be moving west or northwest.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for portions of Mohave County, Arizona until 11:00pm MST, this includes Kingman, Arizona and Yucca, Arizona.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for portions of San Bernardino County, Arizona until 11:00pm MST, this includes Goffs, California; Essex, California; and Fenners, California.

Please use caution driving in this area and get indoors if lightning is happening.

** As of 11:07am PT on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018: **

Weather radar from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 shows a thunderstorms with heavy rain fall and lightning northeast and east of Goffs, California.

Thunderstorms appear to be moving west.

This is a picture from ZachNews of the thunderstorms, which you can see the clouds to the east of Needles Highway and the Colorado River.

Please use caution driving in this area along Route 66 and get indoors if lightning is happening.

** As of 8:30am PT on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018: **

Weather radar from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 shows the thunderstorm near Lake Havasu City, Arizona and the small storm system along U.S. Highway 95 just south of Needles, California has loss strength and is now mostly light and moderate to rain.

** As of 8:00am PT on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018: **

Weather radar from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 shows the thunderstorm continuing to move northwest along the Colorado River near Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

A small storm system has popped up along U.S. Highway 95 just south of Needles, California.

** As of 7:31am PT on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018: **

Weather radar from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 shows a thunderstorm approaching the Lake Havasu City, Arizona and Havasu Lake, California areas.

Thunderstorms appear to be moving northwest.

Moderate to heavy rain is falling as well as possible lightning.

Reminder, if thunderstorms arrive in or near the Needles, California area, ZachNews will be broadcasting live at ZachNews on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/ZachNews

** More information is still coming into ZachNews. Please check back in soon. **

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