Monday, September 8, 2014

the NWS has placed #LaPlataCo under a FLASH FLOOD WATCH for today through Tuesday Evening

The incoming storm system has a large amount of moisture in it. We are out of the main path but will likely see significant rainfall across the region.

 

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED

FLOOD WATCH

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO

511 AM MDT MON SEP 8 2014

 

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CENTRAL YAMPA RIVER BASIN-ELKHEAD AND PARK MOUNTAINS- UPPER YAMPA RIVER BASIN-CENTRAL COLORADO RIVER BASIN- GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS- WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS-FLATTOPS- UPPER GUNNISON RIVER VALLEY-SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS- FOUR CORNERS/UPPER DOLORES RIVER-ANIMAS RIVER BASIN- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CRAIG...HAYDEN...MEEKER...COLUMBINE...

TOPONAS...STEAMBOAT SPRINGS AND VICINITY...GLENWOOD SPRINGS...

EAGLE...CARBONDALE...ASPEN...VAIL...SNOWMASS...CRESTED BUTTE...

TAYLOR PARK...MARBLE...BUFORD...TRAPPERS LAKE...GUNNISON...

CIMARRON...SILVERTON...RICO...HESPERUS...CORTEZ...DOVE CREEK...

MANCOS...DURANGO...BAYFIELD...IGNACIO

511 AM MDT MON SEP 8 2014

 

..FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM MDT THIS MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...

 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS EXPANDED THE

 

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH TO INCLUDE PORTIONS OF CENTRAL COLORADO...

  NORTHWEST COLORADO...SOUTHWEST COLORADO AND WEST CENTRAL

  COLORADO...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...

 

  IN CENTRAL COLORADO...

 

  CENTRAL COLORADO RIVER BASIN AND FLATTOPS.

 

  IN NORTHWEST COLORADO...

 

  CENTRAL YAMPA RIVER BASIN...

  ELKHEAD AND PARK MOUNTAINS AND

  UPPER YAMPA RIVER BASIN.

 

  IN SOUTHWEST COLORADO...

 

  ANIMAS RIVER BASIN...

  FOUR CORNERS/UPPER DOLORES RIVER AND

  SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS.

 

  IN WEST CENTRAL COLORADO...

 

  GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS...

  UPPER GUNNISON RIVER VALLEY AND

  WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS.

 

* FROM 9 AM MDT THIS MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING

 

* SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL INCREASE IN INTENSITY AND

  COVERAGE TODAY...BECOMING WIDESPREAD TONIGHT AND TUESDAY.

  LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN CAN BE EXPECTED WHICH MAY RESULT IN FLASH

  FLOODING. RAINFALL RATES MAY EXCEED ONE INCH PER HOUR UNDER

  THE STRONGEST THUNDERSTORMS.

 

* THIS PROLONGED PERIOD OF RAINFALL MAY CAUSE SOME ROCK SLIDES

  OR DEBRIS FLOWS NEAR STEEP TERRAIN. LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING

  MAY OCCUR NEAR WILDFIRE BURN SCARS...SLOT CANYONS...SLICK ROCK

  AREAS...NORMALLY DRY CREEKS...STREAMS AND ARROYOS. HEAVY RAIN

  COULD CAUSE A SUDDEN INCREASE IN WATER FLOWS.

 

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.

 

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