SOUTHERN UTAH – A “Flash Flood Watch” is in effect from noon today through 9 p.m. for Utah’s Dixie, Zion National Park, south-central Utah, Glen Canyon Recreation Area – Lake Powell, and the southern mountains of Utah.
The National Weather Service has forecast numerous afternoon thunderstorms developing over the mountains then spreading over adjacent valley areas. These thunderstorms will be efficient rain producers with locally heavy rainfall expected.
The flash flood threat is greatest in slot canyons and normally dry washes, but some streams may experience significant rises as well.
Urban flooding in also possible
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. Most flood deaths occur in automobiles.
Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. Flood waters are usually deeper than they appear. Just one foot of flowing water is powerful enough to sweep vehicles off the road.
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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