Thunderstorms trigger flood advisory south of Utah-Arizona border through Virgin River Gorge

In this October 2015 file photo, heavy rains triggered more flooding in Hildale just a month after a flash flood in the same area killed 12 people and swept away one young boy who has not been found, Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Arizona, Oct. 17, 2015 | Photo by Cami Cox Jim, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — The National Weather Service in Las Vegas issued a flood Advisory Sunday evening for northeastern Mohave County in northwestern Arizona and northeastern Clark County in southern Nevada.

Affected area

Shaded areas denote region subject to flood advisory. Map generated at 6:22 MST, July 23, 2017 | Image courtesy National Weather Service, St. George News | Click on image to enlarge

Some locations that could experience flooding include Kingman, Mesquite, Colorado City, Virgin River Gorge, Beaver Dam, Littlefield, Grand Canyon Skywalk, Diamond Creek Campground, Pierce Ferry And Antares Roads, Diamond M Ranch, Mt. Trumbull, Meadview, Dw Ranch Road, Valentine, South Cove, Hualapai Mountain Park, Wild Cow Campground, Toroweap Campground, Blake Ranch Road and Virgin River Campground.


At 4:57 p.m. MST, Doppler radar indicated numerous slow moving thunderstorms over northern and central Mohave County and far eastern Clark County southeast of Overton. These storms could cause minor flooding.

The flood advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. MST Sunday.

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  • SteveSGU July 23, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    “Some locations that will experience flooding…”

    You mean “Some locations that could experience flooding…”

    There is a very big difference in the reporting.

    • Paul Dail July 23, 2017 at 8:49 pm

      SteveSGU, your comment prompted me to check the actual advisory. Typically our language doesn’t change much from theirs on these weather alerts, and it did indeed seem strange that the reporter would’ve worded it that way. However, sure enough, the National Weather Service says “will” twice in their advisory.

      Having said that, I’ve lived in Southern Utah long enough that I agree with you. There is rarely a guarantee of rain. I’ve changed it. Of course, now that the advisory has for the most part passed, it would be interesting to know if they were right in their assessment 🙂

      Paul Dail
      Editor, Reporter

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