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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

Hilary continues to lash U.S. Southwest

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Hilary has transitioned into a post-tropical cyclone and is located about 180 km west-northwest of Elko, Nevada with maximum sustained winds of 55 km/h.

The storms moved inland across Southern California yesterday. Moisture associated with Hilary is forecast to continue northward through the Intermountain West today.

Areas of lingering showers and thunderstorms may lead to additional areas of flash flooding across the high terrain of the Sierra and throughout much of Nevada.

Additional rainfall totals of up to an inch are possible across Southern California. Hilary is expected to produce additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches across portions of southeast California and southern Nevada through Monday, with isolated storm total amounts of up to 12 inches. Continued flash and urban flooding is expected.

Across portions of Oregon and Idaho, rainfall totals of 1 to 3 inches with local maxima to 5 inches are expected through Tuesday morning, resulting in localized, some significant, flash flooding.

Hilary is still expected to produce strong, gusty winds today in Nevada, western Utah, southern Idaho, and southwest Montana.

The storm has caused flooding, and people on roadways needed to be recused. Businesses and schools in Los Angeles and San Diego were closed on Monday.

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