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Flooding Concerns Continue in the West

9 Jan 2017, 2:40 pm

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Heavy rain has been falling throughout the West all weekend and will continue through at least the middle part of this week. Some areas saw 6-10″ of precipitation (rain and snow melted equivalent). Numerous watches and warnings are in effect from California to Idaho.

Here are the 48 hour liquid equivalent totals across the Northern Sierra. Very impressive with more snow and rain on the way!

Posted by US National Weather Service Reno Nevada on Monday, January 9, 2017

[Image of hazards issued from NWS EDD]

Another 2-4″ of water is possible over the next 24 hours, with some areas seeing as much as 6″. Through this week, the Weather Prediction Center is forecasting up to a foot of rain (and melted snow water equivalent) in some sections of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Numerous areas have been flooded this weekend, especially near Reno and in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Roads have been flooded out and are impassable in some areas.

Steamboat Creek is over its banks at the USGS Gage at Rhodes Rd in South #Reno; nearing moderate flood stage! Stay away from moving water!

Posted by US National Weather Service Reno Nevada on Sunday, January 8, 2017

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Location 2 Coney Island. Aerial footage courtesy of The Drone Store in Sparks, Nevada #NVFlood17

Posted by City of Sparks, Nevada Government on Monday, January 9, 2017

Kleppe & Meredith. Aerial footage courtesy of The Drone Store in Sparks, Nevada #NVFlood17

Posted by City of Sparks, Nevada Government on Monday, January 9, 2017

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The Truckee River rose quickly this weekend with the heavy rain and snow melt. Several areas were flooded around Reno due to the fast rising water. The river has crested but it well above flood stage.

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Melting snow along with heavy rain is creating the flooding issues in parts of Idaho. With warm temperatures and more precipitation on the way, flooding issues will continue.

Stay tuned to WeatherNation for updates on the potential for additional flooding this week. You can always get an updated forecast online at weathernationtv.com

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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