Severe Weatherstorm Alert! 10 Freeway flooded!

UPDATE (3:54pm): ABC7 reports that the westbound 10 Freeway at Peck Rd. is closed due to flooding.

A severe thunderstorm “capable of producing dime size hail” is on its way to the Baldwin Park area, according to the national weather service. A flash flood warning is also in effect for the storm, which is expected to move south at 10mph, and affect La Puente and West Covina as well.

Further ominous warning:

This is a dangerous storm. If you are in ts path…prepapre immediately for damaging winds, destructive hail… and deadly cloud to ground lightning.

Take shelter inside and away from windows. Full report after the jump…

AT 233 PM PDT… NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO INDICATE A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DIME SIZE HAIL. THIS STORM EXTENDED JUST NORTH OF INTERSTATE 10 AND EAST OF THE 605 FREEWAY…AFFECTING THE CITY OF BALDWIN PARK. IN ADDITION TO THE THREAT OF LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS…THIS STORM IS ALSO PRODUCING INTENSE RAINFALL RATES… WITH A FLASH FLOOD WARNING ALSO IN EFFECT. THIS STORM WILL CONTINUE TO DRIFT TOWARD THE SOUTH AT AROUND 10 MPH… AND WILL LIKELY AFFECT THE CITIES OF LA PUENTE AND WEST COVINA. THIS SEVERE STORM HAS ALREADY PRODUCED NUMEROUS REPORTS OF HAIL. IN ADDITION… THERE WAS A REPORT OF DOWNED POWER LINES IN AZUSA AT AROUND 215 PM.

THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM. IF YOU ARE IN ITS PATH…PREPARE IMMEDIATELY FOR DAMAGING WINDS… DESTRUCTIVE HAIL… AND DEADLY CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING. PEOPLE OUTSIDE SHOULD MOVE TO A SHELTER… PREFERABLY INSIDE A STRONG BUILDING BUT AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

13 Replies to “Severe Weatherstorm Alert! 10 Freeway flooded!”

  1. Did I hear correctly that you folks are experiencing a high wind episode down there as well, Markland? Here in Vegas we endured two days of record 102-107 temps and then plummetted the last two days into the 70s.

  2. Cephyn: Corrected! I have low mpg and high gas prices on the mind.

    Rodger: Yeah, hella windy here. And, yeah, a sudden drop in temps is always a good sign of storms to come.

  3. Nothing is more quaint than Angelinos afraid of weather. Fellow midwestern transplants, hug a frightened LA native today.

  4. Angelenos have every reason to be afraid of weather, transplated or not.

    Roofs here aren’t made to withstands downpours. People don’t realize that roads get slick with rain. People who do know that roads get slick with rain don’t realize they get even slicker here in SoCal because it doesn’t rain enough to gradually wash away oil. The roads flood easily because they aren’t built for regular rains.

    The list goes on. I love thunderstorms – but because fellow Angelenos don’t know how to deal with it I avoid driing through them.

  5. Well,here in Monrovia, we just had a downpour so hard you can’t see across the street. We had pea sized hail around 1:30PM. Wind has been gusty enough at times to push the car around.

  6. We had some hellacious north-by-northwesterly winds blow through Silver Lake last night like a freight train. Looks like its turned around for the return trip and bringing a little extra wet and shocky hell with it.

  7. It has been pouring rain, hailing, lighting and thunder since around 115p in Arcadia. It continues as I type….

  8. I just finished up a downpour that dropped 3/4 inch of rain in maybe 10 minutes.

    A friend was in El Monte for the storm there and said she could see only a couple of lanes of the 10 seemed to be closed due to plugged storm drains. She got back up to Sierra Madre to hear a lot of sirens going off. She said it sounded to come from below the canyon and is concerned there may be some run-off and debris problems from the fires a few weeks ago. Nothing official yet I can find referencing that sort of flooding.

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