Rex Jones photography
Title: Sky Battle over Dixie Location: Pioneer Park, about 100m from the parking area right before a massive wall of rain hit the location Time of Year: Taken in early-August

A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect from 10 am MDT this
morning through this evening.

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of central Utah and southern Utah, including the
following areas, in central Utah, Castle country, central
mountains, San Rafael Swell, Sanpete/Sevier valleys, Wasatch
Plateau/Book Cliffs, and west central Utah. In southern Utah,
Glen Canyon Recreation Area/Lake Powell, south central Utah,
southern mountains, southwest Utah, and utahs Dixie and Zion
National Park.

* From 10 am MDT this morning through this evening

* numerous thunderstorms are expected across central and southern
Utah by late this morning and continue through the evening
hours. Some of these storms will be capable of producing very
heavy rainfall which may result in flash flooding.

* Heavy rainfall can lead to rapid onset of flooding with some of
the most prone areas being slot canyons, burn scars, normally
dry washes, and low water crossings. Water can rise quickly
downstream of heavy rain, even when the parent thunderstorm is
many miles away. Rock and mud slides, as well as water flowing
across roadways, will be possible which could locally impact
travel.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.

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