Sunday’s storm caused flash flooding warnings in Lincoln County from the
National Weather Service through the afternoon and early evening.
Meteorologist Nathan Foster said the rain here got a boost from a Pacific Northwest storm.
While the rain was heavy in the county, there seemed to be little damage, other than standing water in the normal places, swollen creeks and streams, high water tables in grazing lands, but otherwise no serious water over the major highways in the county.
Some high water warning signs were set out on some roadways by NDOT, but the water had mostly dissipated by Monday morning.
The Alamo Power District reported water erosion had uncovered some of their lines in Pahranagat Valley, but there was no loss of service and repairs were made Monday.
Lincoln County Power District No. 1 lost power to customers in the north part of the county for about an hour late Sunday morning, but it was soon restored.
An altogether different story in other places around southern Nevada though.
The Las Vegas Sun reported about 140 miles of U.S. Highway 95 between Las Vegas and Reno was closed on Sunday and Monday, first because of flooding, then a fire at a radioactive hazmat recycling plant near Beatty.
State Route 374 was closed Sunday from U.S. 95 to the California border because of water damage to the highway. The Nye County Sheriff’s office also said SR 374 was closed in Death Valley due to flooding.
Foster said it was “unusual to have this amount of moisture in October.” The National Weather Service has reported 1.15 inches for southern Nevada this month.
The Community Environmental Monitoring Program recorded 0.83 inches of rain by midnight Sunday in Alamo and 1.21 inches in Pioche. The Caliente station must have gone off line, because there are no reports on Sunday after 2 a.m. when rainfall amounts measured 0.42.
The extended weather forecast is for mostly sunny weather through Halloween.