KANE COUNTY – The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City has issued a “Flash Flood Warning” for central Kane County in effect until 9:30 p.m. today.
At 3:32 p.m. the NWS Doppler Radar indicated heavy rain from a thunderstorm over the Buckskin Wash. Intense rainfall has occurred over the upper headwaters of buckskin gulch and storms will continue to move downstream over the next few hours. The radar estimates many areas in the headwaters have seen in excess of 1.5 inches of rainfall since 3:32 p.m.
Storm motion is moving south down the drainage and is expected to enhance the flood wave as additional rainfall occurs. This is a long running flash flood and will take many hours to track through the drainage before flows decrease later this evening.
Precautionary and preparedness actions: A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
- Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross safely.
- Do not hike rivers and especially slot canyons while flash flood warnings are in place.
- Do not hike alone and always tell someone where you and your buddy and others are going.
Turn around, don’t drown.
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