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Rain lighter south of Mt. Charleston, easing flood potential

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Updated: 8/01/2014 4:28 pm
4:30 p.m. update: Rainfall has stopped near the peak of Mt. Charleston and light rain showers are occurring on the south slopes of the Spring Mountains. There is a small cell approaching Whitney from the east. The biggest concentration of storms are along Interstate 40 in northern Arizona.

3:25 p.m. update:
The NWS has issued a flash flood warning for northeastern San Bernardino County in California and south-central Clark County in Nevada because of radar indicating flooding from a thunderstorm near Nipton Road mile marker 3 or 13 miles west of Searchlight. The storm was nearly stationary. Affected areas include Nipton and Nipton Road. The warning lasts until 6 p.m.

3 p.m. update:
The NWS has issued a flash flood advisory for most of Southern Nevada, northwest Arizona and southeast California for a period from Saturday afternoon until Sunday evening. Moisture coming up from Baja California and northwest Mexico will make it possible for more storms in the area through Sunday evening. Flash flooding is possible in affected areas.

2:30 p.m. update:
Thunderstorms are weakening across the Carpenter 1 burn scar and in the vicinity of Mt. Charleston as of 1:45 p.m., but radar estimates indicate 1 to 2 inches of rain has fallen near Pine Canyon and up to an inch across much of the northern burn scar. Dangerous flash flooding is expected through 4:15 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for part of the Mt. Charleston area in west-central Clark Count until 4:15 p.m.

At 1:06 p.m. NWS radar indicated a nearly stationary thunderstorm near Kyle Canyon Campground. The storm was producing flash flooding.

The affected areas may include Mt. Charleston and the following campgrounds: Kyle Canyon, Fletcher View, Hilltop, Mahogany Grove, Mary Jane Falls and Centennial Hills.

Flash flooding is expected in washes and low-water crossings and on roads.

To avoid rising water, move to higher ground, Never try to cross a flooded road or enter a flood channel.

You can report flooding to the Las Vegas National Weather Service via Facebook or Twitter.



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