The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued a flash flood warning for Southeastern Kern County including Rogers Dry Lake on Edwards Air Force Base until 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30, and warns that isolated thunderstorms are expected to develop, possibly continuing through Labor Day weekend.
NWS Doppler radar has indicated flash flooding from a thunderstorm over the warned area.
Thunnderstorms may produce locally heavy rain and runoff from these storms may produce flooding on Highway 58, Highway 14 and U.S. 395.
Runoff from the El Paso mountains may cause flooding and rock and mud flows on the Red Rock Randsburg Road.
The NWS has also issued a flood advisory for the San Joaquin Valley related to the same weather system.
Most flood deaths occur in automobiles. Never drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. Flood waters are usually deeper than they appear. Just one foot of flowing water is powerful enough to sweep vehicles off the road. When encountering flooded roads make the smart choice, turn around, don’t drown.