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Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 3:55 PM MDT on July 28, 2014

Expires 2:00 AM EDT on July 29, 2014


... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until midnight MDT
tonight...
... Flash Flood Watch in effect from Tuesday afternoon through
Tuesday evening...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of Colorado and Utah... including the following
areas... in Colorado... Animas river basin... central Gunnison
and Uncompahgre River basin... Grand Valley... grand and
Battlement mesas... northwest San Juan Mountains... Paradox
Valley/lower Dolores River... San Juan River basin... southwest
San Juan Mountains... Uncompahgre Plateau and Dallas Divide...
upper Gunnison River Valley and west Elk and Sawatch
mountains. In Utah... arches/Grand Flat and La Sal and Abajo
Mountains.

* Until midnight MDT tonight

* flash flooding is possible this evening due to heavy rainfall
from monsoonal moisture and a disturbance that will move north
over the area. Storms will also be slow moving further
increasing flash flooding risks.

* Debris and mud flows will be possible especially near old burn
scars.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.


The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of Colorado and Utah...
including the following areas... in Colorado... Animas river
basin... central Gunnison and Uncompahgre River basin... Grand
Valley... grand and Battlement mesas... northwest San Juan
Mountains... Paradox Valley/lower Dolores River... San Juan
River basin... southwest San Juan Mountains... Uncompahgre
Plateau and Dallas Divide... upper Gunnison River Valley and
west Elk and Sawatch mountains. In Utah... arches/Grand Flat
and La Sal and Abajo Mountains.

* From Tuesday afternoon through Tuesday evening

* flash flooding is possible Tuesday afternoon and evening due to
heavy rainfall from monsoonal moisture and another disturbance
that will move north over the area. Storms will also be slow
moving further increasing flash flooding risks.

* Debris and mud flows will be possible especially near old burn
scars.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.






Public Information Statement

Statement as of 7:55 PM MDT on July 28, 2014


The following are preliminary 24 hour precipitation reports from
western Colorado and eastern Utah, ending around 7 PM Monday.
Amounts are in inches.


Western Colorado and eastern Utah 24 hour stations:

Aspen, 0.46.
Durango, 0.33.


Official climate stations of western colorado:

Altenbern, 0.12.
Taylor Park, 0.12.


Official climate stations of eastern utah:

Bluff, 0.17.


Climate reference network sites of western colorado:

8 miles southeast of Cortez, 0.33.
Arriola, 0.75.


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