FRAZIER PARK, CA (Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 at 4:05 p.m.)—The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for areas including Mt. Pinos through Frazier Park and Tehachapi.
…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT…
.An upper low moving south along the coast will combine with
monsoon moisture resulting in favorable conditions for showers
and thunderstorms over the Kern County mountains and desert. The
storms may train over the same area due to moderate SE winds
especially over the transverse mountains from Mount Pinos to
Frazier Park to near Tehachapi.
Kern County Mountains-Southeastern Kern County Desert-
Including the cities of Tehachapi, Lake Isabella, Rosamond,
California City, Randsburg, Edwards AFB, and Mojave
…FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT…TO 5 a.m. MONDAY
The Flash Flood Watch continues for
* A portion of central California, including the following
areas, Kern County Mountains and Southeastern Kern County
* Through late tonight
* Scattered thunderstorms with heavy rain may train over the
same area increasing the likelihood of producing intense
rainfall which could lead to flash flooding. The most
favorable area of heavy rainfall will be from Mount Pinos to
Frazier Park and Southeastern Kern County Desert. Flash
flooding could occur along Interstate 5 over the Grapevine and
Highway 58 from Tehachapi Pass to the Kern County Desert.
* Flooding of normally dry washes, low water crossings, and
poorly drained intersections is likely. Be especially cautious
at night when flash flood danger may be harder to see.
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.
This is part of the September 8, 2017 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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