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August 5, 2017 – The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a Flash Flood Watch for portions of California and Nevada, including the following areas, in California, Greater Lake Tahoe Area, Lassen-Eastern Plumas-Eastern Sierra Counties, Mono County, and Surprise Valley California. In Nevada, Greater Lake Tahoe Area, Greater Reno-Carson City-Minden Area, Mineral and Southern Lyon Counties, Northern Washoe County, and Western Nevada Basin and Range including Pyramid Lake.

* From 2 PM PDT this afternoon through this evening

* Monsoonal moisture is streaming over northeast California and western to west-central Nevada. Storms today will be capable of producing localized, very heavy rainfall with the potential for flash flooding and debris flows.

* Steep terrain and recently burned areas from wildfires will be especially susceptible to flash flooding and debris flows.