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  • Special Weather Statement for Northwest Deserts County, Arizona
  • Special Weather Statement issued October 10 at 2:55AM MST by NWS
  • Effective: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 2:55 a.m.
  • Expires: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 3 p.m.
  • ...UNSEASONABLY STRONG FALL SYSTEM TO IMPACT THE AREA TODAY
    THROUGH FRIDAY...
    SUMMARY AND IMPACTS...A STRONG UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM
    WILL IMPACT THE AREA BRINGING AREAS OF RAIN...ISOLATED
    THUNDERSTORMS...AND EVEN SOME HIGH ELEVATION SNOWFALL TO THE
    REGION TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY. TEMPERATURES WILL PLUMMET TO 10
    TO 15 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL FOR THE SECOND WEEK OF OCTOBER. STORM
    TOTAL RAINFALL OF ONE-QUARTER TO ONE-HALF INCH WILL LIKELY BE
    COMMON ACROSS MOHAVE...CLARK...LINCOLN...NYE...ESMERALDA...INYO...
    AND EASTERN SAN BERNARDINO COUNTIES. TOTALS OF ONE-HALF TO ONE
    INCH MAY OCCUR WHERE THE PRECIPITATION BAND SETS UP AND STALLS.
    TOTALS IN EXCESS OF 1 INCH MAY OCCUR IN THE HIGH TERRAIN...OR
    WHERE HEAVIER EMBEDDED SHOWERS/THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOP. THESE HIGHER
    AMOUNTS COULD LEAD TO LOCALIZED FLOODING PROBLEMS. PEOPLE PLANNING
    OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES SHOULD MONITOR THEIR LOCAL
    FORECAST...PARTICULARLY IF PLANNING ACTIVITIES AT HIGHER
    ELEVATIONS.
    TODAY...SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP FROM
    SOUTH TO NORTH ACROSS PORTIONS OF MOHAVE...CLARK...LINCOLN...AND
    NYE COUNTIES DURING THE DAY. DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON AND
    EVENING...SOME OF THE STRONGER STORMS WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO
    PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING AND GUSTY WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH.
    THURSDAY...RAIN SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS MUCH OF THE REGION. A
    BAND OF LIGHT TO MODERATE RAIN SHOWERS IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP AND
    REMAIN NEARLY STATIONARY ACROSS CLARK...SOUTHERN NYE...AND
    ESMERALDA COUNTIES EARLY THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY
    AFTERNOON BEFORE MOVING NORTHEAST TOWARD LINCOLN COUNTY AND UTAH.
    FRIDAY...THE BROAD BAND OF PRECIPITATION FROM THURSDAY WILL
    CONTINUE TO MOVE NORTHEAST...ALLOWING PRECIPITATION TO TAPER OFF
    FROM SOUTHWEST TO NORTHEAST. SNOW LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO BRIEFLY
    DROP AS LOW AS 7000-7500 FEET FRIDAY MORNING BEFORE RISING AGAIN
    IN THE AFTERNOON. THE SIERRA...WHITE...AND SPRING MOUNTAINS WILL
    LIKELY SEE THEIR FIRST LIGHT SNOWFALL OF THE YEAR. SIGNIFICANT
    SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS ARE NOT EXPECTED.