Crestone Weather Center
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

Crestone, Colorado

Warnings, Watches and Advisories:

Weather Warnings

 

Flash Flood Watch

 

 

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
1129 AM MDT WED JUL 16 2014

HEAVY RAINFALL AND FLASH FLOODING POSSIBLE OVER THE MAJORITY OF SOUTHERN COLORADO INTO TONIGHT...

A VERY MOIST ATMOSPHERE REMAINS IN PLACE TODAY AND THUNDERSTORMS WHICH DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL OF UP TO 2 INCHES IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.

UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY/EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS BELOW 10000 FT- EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT- ALAMOSA VICINITY/CENTRAL SAN LUIS VALLEY BELOW 8500 FT- SOUTHERN SAN LUIS VALLEY- CRESTONE ABOVE 8000 FEET- NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS BETWEEN 8500 AND 11000 FT- NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FEET- SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS BETWEEN 7500 AND 11000 FT- SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FT- NORTHWESTERN FREMONT COUNTY ABOVE 8500 FT- WESTERN/CENTRAL FREMONT COUNTY BELOW 8500 FT- WET MOUNTAIN VALLEY BELOW 8500 FEET- WET MOUNTAINS BETWEEN 6300 AND 10000 FT- WET MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT- TELLER COUNTY/RAMPART RANGE ABOVE 7500 FT/PIKES PEAK BETWEEN 7500 AND 11000 FT-PIKES PEAK ABOVE 11000 FT- CANON CITY VICINITY/EASTERN FREMONT COUNTY- NORTHERN EL PASO COUNTY/MONUMENT RIDGE/RAMPART RANGE BELOW 7500 FT- COLORADO SPRINGS VICINITY/SOUTHERN EL PASO COUNTY/RAMPART RANGE BELOW 7400 FT-PUEBLO AND VICINITY/PUEBLO COUNTY BELOW 6300 FT- WALSENBURG VICINITY/UPPER HUERFANO RIVER BASIN BELOW 7500 FT- TRINIDAD VICINITY/WESTERN LAS ANIMAS COUNTY BELOW 7500 FT- CROWLEY COUNTY-LA JUNTA VICINITY/OTERO COUNTY- EASTERN LAS ANIMAS COUNTY- WESTERN KIOWA COUNTY- EASTERN KIOWA COUNTY-LAS ANIMAS VICINITY/BENT COUNTY- LAMAR VICINITY/PROWERS COUNTY-SPRINGFIELD VICINITY/BACA COUNTY- INCLUDING WOLF CREEK PASS... ALAMOSA... MONTE VISTA...  LA JARA... ANTONITO....SANFORD...SAN LUIS...FORT GARLAND...BLANCA...LA VETA PASS...PONCHA PASS...BLANCA PEAK...CUCHARA...STONEWALL...WESTON...SPANISH PEAKS... COALDALE... COTOPAXI... HILLSIDE... HOWARD...SWISSVALE...TEXAS CREEK... SILVER CLIFF...  WESTCLIFFE...  RYE... GREENHORN MTN... WOODLAND PARK.. PIKES PEAK... CANON CITY... PENROSE...  BLACK FOREST... AIR FORCE ACADEMY... COLORADO SPRINGS... PUEBLO... WALSENBURG... TRINIDAD... ORDWAY... OLNEY SPRINGS...  LA JUNTA... ROCKY FORD... BRANSON...KIM...EADS...SHERIDAN LAKE... LAS ANIMAS... LAMAR...  SPRINGFIELD ... WALSH

FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PUEBLO HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF EAST CENTRAL COLORADO...SOUTH CENTRAL COLORADO AND SOUTHEAST COLORADO..  INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS... IN EAST CENTRAL COLORADO... EL PASO COUNTY AND TELLER COUNTY AND THE RAMPART RANGE. IN SOUTH CENTRAL COLORADO... CENTRAL SAN LUIS VALLEY... EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS...  FREMONT COUNTY...NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS...SOUTHERN SAN LUIS VALLEY...SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO  MOUNTAINS...UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY... WET MOUNTAIN VALLEY AND WET MOUNTAINS. IN SOUTHEAST COLORADO...BACA COUNTY...BENT COUNTY...CROWLEY COUNTY...EASTERN KIOWA COUNTY...EASTERN LAS ANIMAS COUNTY...HUERFANO COUNTY... OTERO COUNTY...PROWERS COUNTY...PUEBLO COUNTY...WESTERN KIOWA COUNTY AND WESTERN LAS ANIMAS COUNTY.

* THROUGH THIS EVENING

* THUNDERSTORMS...CAPABLE OF PRODUCING RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES IN LESS THAN AN HOUR...WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING FLASH FLOODING. AREAS WHICH EXPERIENCED HEAVY RAINFALL SINCE FRIDAY... WILL BE ESPECIALLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO FLASH FLOODING THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* 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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