- After facing numerous wildfires, authorities are now forecasting thunderstorms and flash floods for the West Coast states.
- In this case, heavy rains could affect areas of Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Idaho, Washington and Montana, so they are under surveillance.
- “Strong to severe storms with locally heavy rains also possible for parts of the south to the northeast,” added authorities.
RADICAL CLIMATE CHANGES. After facing numerous wildfires, they are now forecasting thunderstorms and flash floods for the West Coast states of the United States.
The western states of the country already heavily damaged by several wildfires face a new threat: storms are approaching this week, which could trigger flash floods in the region, authorities said.
Thunderstorms and Flash Floods Forecast for West Coast
The National Weather Service said storms are expected in western states that could help firefighters in the hard work of containing and putting out wildfires. Although California will not have this luck.
“Heavy rains from monsoon activity will continue the potential for flash flooding, especially in complex terrain, burn scars and urban areas” in this area, the NWS said.
What will be the affected states?
“Parts of the Great Basin and the Rocky Mountains are under Flood Watch / Warnings this afternoon. The ongoing monsoon has allowed highly anomalous atmospheric humidity to envelop these regions, creating favorable conditions for heavy downpours from Cloud with rain that could cause flash floods, “he warned this Sunday. NWS.
After the fires leave the area without vegetation, they are prone to flash floods. In this case, heavy rains could affect areas of Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Idaho, Washington and Montana, so they are under surveillance.
Monitoring the rains tonight
Authorities reported that they will monitor the rains tonight. “Heavy rain keeps @NWSWPC busy tonight. Mesoscale precipitation Discussions focus on areas of heavier rainfall where flash floods are increasingly likely. Keep up the great work WPC !! ”they wrote on Twitter.
“The monsoon humidity and flash flood threats persist from the west between mountains to the southern plains. Strong to severe storms with heavy rains are also possible locally in parts of the south to the northeast. Lightning can start new fires in parts of AC / OR. The heat continues in the south, “added NWS.
An intense season
This has been one of the most intense monsoon seasons, in fact the most active since 2015, which has brought heavy rains, which in some arid states like New Mexico and Arizona has been a blessing. Although it has also caused havoc, because five people have died as a result of the floods in the country, reported USA Today.
“The clockwise circulation around altitude is what draws moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and the Gulf of California to the southwest,” said Alex Sosnowski, senior meteorologist at AccuWeather, who explained that the high Monsoon pressure settled further east over the Rocky Mountains and plains this year.
The rains won’t come to California
Unfortunately, the rains will not reach Oregon or California, precisely where the largest wildfires in the country remain. That is why the federal government is working to fight the fire.
Precisely, on Friday President Biden and Vice President Harris met with the governors of California, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming, with the idea of discussing a fire prevention plan and how to fight them. “Our resources are already being used to keep up … We need more help,” Biden said. Thunderstorms and Flash Floods Forecast for West Coast.
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