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Flash flood watch issued for Kingman through Aug. 30

Cars navigate on Stockton Hill Road in Kingman on Aug. 18, the last time rain fell in Kingman. Flash flood warnings were in effect when the Miner went to press on Saturday, Aug. 29. (Miner file photo)

Cars navigate on Stockton Hill Road in Kingman on Aug. 18, the last time rain fell in Kingman. Flash flood warnings were in effect when the Miner went to press on Saturday, Aug. 29. (Miner file photo)

KINGMAN – The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for the Kingman area until 11 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, as a 20% chance of rain is forecast for the majority of the weekend.

Sunday has a forecast high near 93 degrees paired with a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms, some of which could produce heavy rain.

Winds could also gust as high as 23 mph, the weather service warned.

The chance for rain and thunderstorms will drop to 10% Sunday night, however, some storms could still produce heavy rain. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph with a low temperature near 71.

As of noon on Saturday, Aug. 29 the National Weather Service had not forecast precipitation or storms for the Kingman area past Sunday night.

For Monday through Friday, Aug. 31–Sept. 4, high temperatures are forecast to hover around 100 degrees, with lows in the 70s.

According to the weather service, flash floods are characterized by a rapid rise of water over low-lying areas, and in some cases, can occur some distance away from where heavy rain fell.

NWS reminds the public to “turn around, don’t drown.”

If the road surface is completely flooded, turn around and don’t go through it.

The weather service wrote on its website that it only takes about one to two feet of water to float most vehicles, including SUVs.

Motorists are advised to check to ensure that their headlights, tail lights, brake lights, turn signals and wiper blades are working properly. Also, bald tires reduce traction on wet roadways and do little to prevent hydroplaning.

Information provided by the National Weather Service

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