Flooding and thunderstorm advisories for northern Grand Canyon, Colorado City

In this October 2015 file photo, heavy rains triggered more flooding in Hildale just a month after a flash flood in the same area killed 12 people and swept away one young boy who has not been found, Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Arizona, Oct. 17, 2015 | Photo by Cami Cox Jim, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Storms producing flooding and severe thunderstorms are expected in areas southeast of St. George Sunday, including parts of Grand Canyon National Park and Colorado City.

Shaded areas denote region subject to flood advisory. Map generated 2:52 p.m. MST | Image courtesy National Weather Service, St. George News | Click on image to enlarge

Flooding

The National Weather Service in Las Vegas has issued a flood advisory for northeastern Mohave County in northwestern Arizona in effect until 5:30 p.m. MST.

At 2:22 p.m. MST, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms in northeast Mohave County that will likely cause minor flooding in the advisory area.

Some locations that will likely experience flooding include Colorado City, Pipe Spring, Kaibab, Mt. Trumbull, Mt Trumbull Loop, northern portions of Grand Canyon National Park and Tuweep.

Thunderstorm

Shaded areas denote region subject to severe thunderstorms. Map generated 2:52 p.m. MST | Image courtesy National Weather Service, St. George News | Click on image to enlarge

A severe thunderstorm warning for is also in effect for northeastern Mohave County in northwestern Arizona until 3:30 p.m. MST.

At 2:48 p.m. MST, a severe thunderstorm was located near Kaibab, or 9 miles southeast of Colorado City, moving northeast at 20 mph.

Forecasted 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail will likely create hazardous conditions.

Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

Locations impacted include Pipe Spring and Kaibab.

Precautions

“Turn around, don’t drown” when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

Flooding is occurring or is imminent. It is important to know where you are relative to streams, rivers, or creeks which can become killers in heavy rains. Campers and hikers should avoid streams or creeks.

As flooding occurs, river or stream flows will elevate and ponding of water in urban or other areas is likely to occur.

In thunderstorms, the National Weather Service advises moving to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.

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1 Comment

  • Dirtrnr August 13, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    Stop It with the stock photos .. for love of god!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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