0400L-WEDNESDAY OUTLOOK FROM GARFIELD COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT-5/8/19
GARFIELD COUNTY EM = KNOWLEDGE AND PREPAREDNESS. IT’S YOUR CHOICE!
FLOOD WATCH UNTIL 10 AM THIS MORNING IS STILL IN EFFECT.
1- We’ve had over 2 inches of rain since 10:35 last night and it’s still raining at 0330L this morning. Overall, we fared well with roughly 60-70 mph winds, torrential rainfall, pretty intense lightning, several issues of flooding roads, and lack of sleep.
2- There have been reports of flooding on Keowee between Cleveland and Garland in northern Garfield County so be extremely careful while driving. There are other areas that will have issues too, so please let me know as you all come across them. Remember to slow down.
3- For today, we are in a SLIGHT RISK for more severe weather as a cold front pushes into the area. What actually will happen today weather-wise will depend on how the atmosphere recovers from the storms overnight. We’ll see what happens as the day moves forward. I know a nap will be involved sometime today.
4- Here is your forecast from the NWS/NORMAN;
Wednesday-Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 10am. High near 74 with south winds 10 – 15 mph gusting to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday Night-30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Mostly cloudy with a low around 46. South wind 5 to 15 mph becoming north after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
HAVE A GOOD DAY AND WE’LL BE OK.