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Weather Alert!!: Needles, CA: Rain over Needles, California.

Weather Alert!!: Needles, CA: Rain over Needles, California.

Rain is falling over communities moving towards Needles, California and Mohave Valley, Arizona.

Weather radar from KNBC Channel 4 shows moderate to some heavy rain moving over the communities of Needles, California and Mohave Valley, Arizona.

In case the storm get worst and you’re in the area of Needles, California and Mohave Valley, Arizona, please be on watch and ready for the thunderstorms and if there’s any flooding along dirt channels, creeks, or rivers, stay away and don’t drive through the flooded roadway.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch until 8:00pm PT/MST on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 for portions of northwest Arizona and southeast California, including the following areas, in northwest Arizona, Lake Havasu and Fort Mohave and Northwest Deserts. In southeast California, San Bernardino County-Upper Colorado River Valley.

** More Information: **

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=34.8402&lon=-114.6071#.WXdC1usrLcc

If the thunderstorms begin to get worst and approach the Needles, California area, ZachNews will be live of Facebook reporting on the thunderstorms.

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** Stay tuned to ZachNews for the latest information on Monsoon 2017. **

Weather Alert!!: Fenner, CA: Thunderstorms over communities near Route 66 and Interstate 40.

Weather Alert!!: Fenner, CA: Thunderstorms over communities near Route 66 and Interstate 40.

Thunderstorms over communities near Route 66 and Interstate 40.

Weather radar from KNBC Channel 4 shows moderate to heavy rain with possible thunder and lightning over communities near Route 66 and Interstate 40 near Fenner, California and Essex, California.

Some small thunderstorms were seen on the weather radar pooping up near U.S. 95 and Interstate 40 just west of Needles, California and lightning in the clouds could be seen distance in the mountains west of Needles, California.

In case the thunderstorms get worst and you’re in the area of Fenner, California, Essex, California, and Needles, California, please be on watch and ready for the thunderstorms and if there’s any flooding along dirt channels, creeks, or rivers, stay away and don’t drive through the flooded roadway.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch until 5:00am PT/MST on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 for portions of northwest Arizona, southeast California, and Nevada, including the following areas, in northwest Arizona, Lake Havasu and Fort Mohave and Northwest Deserts. In southeast California, Cadiz Basin, Eastern Mojave Desert, Morongo Basin, San Bernardino County-Upper Colorado River Valley, and Western Mojave Desert. In Nevada, Esmeralda and Central Nye County and Western Clark and Southern Nye County.

** More Information: **

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=34.8402&lon=-114.6071#.WXbWXOsrLcc

If the thunderstorms begin to get worst and approach the Needles, California area, ZachNews will be live of Facebook reporting on the thunderstorms.

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Weather Alert!!: Colorado River Tri-State: Monsoon 2017: Preparing for the storms.

Weather Alert!!: Colorado River Tri-State: Monsoon 2017: Preparing for the storms.

With monsoon season 2017 in full swing, people living or visiting the Colorado River Tri-State area should be prepare for any monsoon storms that may surprise you.

Here are some information you, your family, and friends should know about to get ready for the next storm during Monsoon 2017.

**** Preparing For The Storms Tips: ****

  • Flooding Around Property:

Sandbags are the best way to divert water from doorways and help to protect your home from flooding during a monsoon storm. Free sand is available for pickup at many fire stations throughout the Valley.

Some stations provide bags and shovels for use, but others require residents to bring their own shovels and bags.

You can call your local fire department or check its website to see what you will need to bring to get sandbags for your home.

  • Flooded Roadways: 

According to the National Weather Service, nearly half of all flood fatalities are vehicle-related.

Never drive into a flooded roadway and if barricades are set up, never drive around the barricades. The barricades are there for a reason, usually because flooding is anticipated or has already happened.

It is extremely difficult to estimate the depth of running water or the strength of a current.

In addition, the road could be damaged and unsafe for drivers.

Remember that saying, “Turn Around, Don’t Drown.”

It only takes 1 to 2 feet of water to float most vehicles, including S.U.V.’s.

If you spotted somebody in a vehicle stuck in the fast moving floodwaters and is in need of help, please call 911 immediately.

  • People Playing Around Floodwaters: 

Never allow anybody, especially children to play around floodwaters or washes during heavy rain storms.

As the great weatherman Dave Munsey from Fox 10 Phoenix always say for years at the end of his weather forecasts, “Watch your kids around water”.

They can be swept away and possibly drown in the fast moving floodwaters.

If you spotted somebody in the fast moving floodwaters and is in need of help, please call 911 immediately.

  • Thunderstorms and Lightning:

If you can hear thunder, then you are close enough to be struck by lightning.

Take shelter in a sturdy building or a hard-topped vehicle. You should remain in this shelter 30 minutes after hearing the last rumble of thunder.

Telephone lines conduct electricity, so avoid using landline phones during a storm.

Metal pipes also conduct electricity, so avoid taking showers and baths or using running water during a storm.

Bring pets indoors.

  • High Winds:

Thunderstorm winds often exceed 40 mph and straight-line winds can exceed 100 mph.

Move into a central interior room away from windows to avoid blowing debris that could shatter glass.

If you are driving in high winds, slow down and anticipate steering correction when moving from protected to unprotected wind areas or when encountering large passing vehicles.

Be aware of high-profile vehicles such as semi trucks, buses, campers, or those towing a trailer because they can be unpredictable during high winds.

Before the monsoon storm hits, evaluate large trees close to your home for potential hazards.

  • Dust Storms:

If you get caught in a dust storm while driving, pull off the roadway as far as safely possible, turn off headlights and taillights, put the vehicle in park, and take your foot off the brake.

With reduced visibility, other drivers behind you could see the brake lights and assume you are driving on the road and follow your lights.

When severe dust storms occur, consider cleaning your smoke detectors.

Dust can clog detectors and cause false alarms.

  • Downed Utility Lines:

If utility lines are down across a roadway, consider any downed power line to be energized and dangerous.

Never touch a downed power line or anything close to it.

High voltage can travel through the ground.

Stay at least 100 feet away from any downed lines.

If utility lines are down across a vehicle and the vehicle is occupied, stay in the vehicle until professional help arrives.

Avoid contact with metal surfaces both inside and outside the vehicle.

If there is a fire in the vehicle, jump from the vehicle landing on both feet.

Hop away, keeping both feet in contact with each other until you are at least 100 feet from the vehicle.

** Remember to have an emergency survival kit in your home and in your vehicle in case of any weather related emergency and make sure to have a plan ready in case you need to evacuate because of a weather elated incident. Only call 911 if there is a life threatening emergency and following all local weather and news outlets, including the National Weather Service and ZachNews for the latest information on the storms as well as foe the latest weather conditions for the rest of the week. Take Care, Be Safe, and Be Ready!! ** 

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Weather Update!!: Needles, CA: Pictures: Lightning west of Needles High School.

Weather Update!!: Needles, CA: Pictures: Lightning west of Needles High School.

These pictures taken by ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez show lightning from a passing thunderstorm occurring west of Needles High School in Needles, California on Monday, July 10th, 2017.

Video by ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez of the lightning will be posted soon on ZachNews.

Weather Alert!!: Colorado River Tri-State: Scattered storms approaching Colorado River communities.

Weather Alert!!: Colorado River Tri-State: Scattered storms approaching Colorado River communities.

Scattered storms are approaching Colorado River communities, including Bullhead City, Arizona; Topock, Arizona; and Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

Weather radar from KNBC Channel 4 shows moderate to heavy rain with possible thunder and lightning.

If you’re in the area of Bullhead City, Arizona; Topock, Arizona; and Lake Havasu City, Arizona, please be ready for the storms and if there’s any flooding along dirt channels, creeks, or rivers, stay away and don’t drive through the flooded roadway.

ZachNews will be live of Facebook reporting on the storms.

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Weather Alert!!: Colorado River Tri-State: Storms approaching Colorado River communities. 

Weather Alert!!: Colorado River Tri-State: Storms approaching Colorado River communities.

Storms are approaching Colorado River communities, including Lake Havasu City, Arizona; Parker, Arizona; and Topock, Arizona.

Weather radar from KNBC Channel 4 shows moderate to heavy rain with possible thunder and lightning.

Lightning in the clouds have been spotted over mountains in Mohave Valley, Arizona, to the east of Needles, California.

If you’re in the area of Lake Havasu City, Arizona; Parker, Arizona; Topock, Arizona; Needles, California; and Mohave Valley, Arizona, please be ready for the storms and if there’s any flooding along dirt channels, creeks, or rivers, stay away and don’t drive through the flooded roadway.

ZachNews will be live of Facebook reporting on the storms.

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** Stay tuned to ZachNews for the latest information on Monsoon 2017. **

 

Colorado River Tri-State: Celebrating Independence Day 2017 with Events and Fireworks Shows. 

Colorado River Tri-State: Celebrating Independence Day 2017 with Events and Fireworks Shows.

Here are a list of events and fireworks shows happening around the Colorado River Tri-State celebrating Independence Day on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017.

** Needles, California: **

  • The Needles Aquatic Center will be having a Independence Day Celebration starting at 12:00pm PT on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 at the Needles Aquatic Center, located at 1101 Civic Center Drive near J Street, in Needles, California.

Come on in and get cool off in the pool well enjoying food, prizes, a pageant ceremony, pool games, and the Miss Freedom and Mr. Firecracker competition for kids between 4 and 5 years old.

Prizes include a drawing for a free family summer pass at the Needles Aquatic Center, great to use when the temperature is very hot outside and need a cool place to cool off.

Admission to the Independence Day Celebration is $2.50 each and the concession stand will be open and serving goodies, operated by the Sandsharks swim team.

For more information, please call the Needles Aquatic Center at: 1 (760) 326-3866.

** Oatman, Arizona: **

  • The Oatman Sidewalk Egg Frying Contest will be held at 12:00pm PT/MST off Main Street in Oatman, Arizona.

There Egg Frying Contest will have awards for the Best Fried Eggs and other categories.

There will be food, drinks and music as part of the celebrate.

** Laughlin, Nevada: **

  • The Avi Resort and Casino will be having a fireworks show by Zambelli Internationale pyrotechnic company near the Colorado River.

The firework show, titled “Thunder in the Sky” will begin at 8:45pm PT/MST.

Avi Resort and Casino is located at 10000 Aha Macav Parkway in Laughlin, Nevada.

Arrive early to get the best spot to watch the fireworks show.

  • A large firework show, titled “Rockets Over the River”, will be held at 9:00pm PT/MST in view of the Colorado River and casinos along Casino Drive in Laughlin, Nevada.

The fireworks show is being produced by Pyrotecnico and sponsored by the Laughlin Tourism Commission.

The fireworks show will be set to summer and patriotic music.

Arrive early to get the best spot to watch the fireworks show.

** Lake Havasu City, Arizona: **

A fireworks show, titled “Fireworks Over the Lake: July 4th Fireworks Show”, will be held at 9:00pm PT/MST at Thompson Bay in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

Watch the sky light up over Thompson Bay with fellow boaters, beach-goers and tailgaters.

Get to your viewing location early and celebrate the magic and wonder fireworks spectacular well on the water and tie up with your fellow boaters in Thompson Bay from the comfort of your boat.

Best viewing locations for the fireworks show includes: Rotary Park (plenty of free parking, straight view of the fireworks, coolers allowed, no alcohol or pets permitted); The Nautical Beachfront Resort (on the island, plenty of free parking, coolers and outside alcohol not permitted); London Bridge Beach (on the island, free parking, coolers allowed); and Thompson Bay (via boat*, please anchor both bow and stern due to winds and current, anchor early as Thompson Bay fills up).

The fireworks will be set off directly across the bay from Lookout Point on Spectator Point (at The Nautical Beachfront Resort).

Tune in to KNTR 980AM for a live simulcast with music set specifically to the fireworks show.

** Law enforcement, city officials and event organizers are reminding pet owners to please keep pets at home and in a secure location during all of the area fireworks shows. More pets are lost during July 4th than any other day of the year. **

**** Please make sure to have a safe, fun, and happy Independence Day everybody and don’t drink and drive. ****