Flash floods happen less here than Arizona, but the risk is still real

By San Bernardino County Sun

Flash floods filling forest canyons with high water – like the one that killed nine members of an extended family last weekend in Arizona – are more likely in desert habitats of New Mexico and Arizona. But the possibility of a similar incident occurring in Southern California is still very real, authorities said Monday.

Though locally most rain falls during the winter, the occasional summer thunderstorm can drift over the San Gabriel and San Bernardino mountains and release an inch or more of rain, especially in the Inland Empire where weather patterns are not tempered by the Pacific Ocean, meteorologists said. [READ MORE HERE]

Source: OC Register

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