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NWS Las Vegas Gives Local Advice Before Rosa

29 Sep 2018, 9:46 pm

We caught up with the National Weather Service (NWS) office in Las Vegas, Nevada as its team of meteorologists aims to get the message out before Rosa arrives.

Joining us Saturday was Meteorologist Chris Outler, one of the senior forecasters at NWS Las Vegas. We asked him about the timing of the heaviest rain.

Feel free to play the video above (and below) to listen and watch the interview. We also asked Chris about what the local office is urging residents to do before the storm hits.

Rosa began the weekend as a Category 2 hurricane according to the Saffir-Simpson Scale. It is forecast to become a tropical depression as it moves through the Southwest United States. The storm has been steadily weakening but is still expected to bring extremely heavy rainfall to the desert Southwest. Flash flooding and landslides are the biggest concerns with the storm. We have written about the flood alerts that are in effect and the forecast in a previous story titled,

Rosa Brings Flash Flood Risk for Southwest U.S.

Click/tap on that bold print above to read much more about the storm.

For WeatherNation, Meteorologist Steve Glazier

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