Flash Flood Watch Issued
A flash flood watch has been issued for most of Utah, including Beaver County by the US National Weather Service Salt Lake City Utah. The watch goes into effect at 3:00 pm Monday for southern Utah which is described as south of I-70 and the Capitol Reef area. The watch for the rest of the shaded area on the map will go into effect at 4:00 am Tuesday morning. All areas included in the watch will be effective until 4:00 am on Wednesday.
Slot canyons, dry washes, steep terrain, and recent burn scars are the areas that will cause the most concern. If unable to avoid these areas extra precaution and awareness should be excerised during this period. Ponding on roadways and flooded streets in urban areas is also possible.
According to the National Weather Service a Flash Flood Watch is defined as "Be Prepared: A Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for a specific hazardous weather event to occur. A Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for flooding. It does not mean flooding will occur, but it is possible."