July rains came in buckets on Monday around Lincoln County. And with it came some minor flooding problems in Pioche and on SR 320, the Caselton Road.
County commission chair Paul Donohue said Pioche had received 1.81 inches by early Tuesday morning which again highlighted the need for a curb and gutter project on the upper part of Main Street in Pioche.
He said they “got hit pretty hard up there again, but did not cause any significant damage, and it was being cleaned up by road crews.”
Brad Lloyd with NDOT in Panaca, said the Caselton Road sustained some “pretty good shoulder damage” which was being assessed Tuesday morning.
The National Weather Service in Las Vegas reported the likelihood of even more rain on Tuesday before drier weather returns to southern Nevada on Wednesday which is expected to last into early August.
Sheriff Kerry Lee reported Tuesday there were no major accidents around the county that were weather related.
The Western Regional Weather Center, part of the Desert Research Institute, reported most of the rain in Pioche occurred between 6 – 9 p.m., then lesser amounts between 3 – 6 a.m. The reporting station in Caliente measured .74 inches by 6 a.m. Tuesday morning, and the station in Alamo had about half an inch in the same time period.
NDOT Supervisor Todd Palmer said there were no significant flooding problems reported from the rain in the Pahranagat Valley region.
Meanwhile, the Las Vegas Valley was hit by the same storm earlier in the day Monday with numerous surface streets being closed, including a section of U.S. 95 near Kyle Road.
Wednesday, the weather was expected to focus rains mostly in the mountains with highs reaching near the 100 degree mark by the weekend, but not rain in the forecast even into the first weekend of August.
Nevertheless, the National Weather Service advises whenever you are in a flood watch area, you should closely monitor weather forecasts and be prepared to take immediate action should heavy rain and flooding occur or a flash flood warning is issued.
In addition, listen to NOAA weather radio or commercial radio or television stations for updates on flash flood threats or by going online at weather.gov/lasvegas.