Crestone Weather Center
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

Crestone, Colorado

Warnings, Watches and Advisories:

Weather Warnings

 

FLASH FLOOD WATCH

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
313 PM MDT MON JUN 15, 2015

FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT......

RAIN AND SNOW MELT WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE INCREASED FLOOD POTENTIAL FOR SOUTHERN COLORADO...

STREAMS ARE STILL RUNNING HIGH IN THE MOUNTAINS AND ALONG THE EDGES OF THE SAN LUIS VALLEY AND THE UPPER ARKANSAS RIVER VALLEY DUE TO SNOW MELT. WHILE MOST OF THIS IS LIKELY DUE TO RAPID SNOW MELT SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP EACH AFTERNOON AND EVENING...... AND SOME OF THE STRONGER STORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL. THIS WILL INCREASE THE THREAT FOR FLASH FLOODING AS STREAMS ARE ALREADY RUNNING AT CAPACITY IN SOME AREAS....

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR:


* PORTIONS OF CENTRAL COLORADO AND SOUTH CENTRAL COLORADO... INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS... CRESTONE AND THE CRESTONE FOOTHILLS.... SALIDA... BONANZA... WESTCLIFFE... NORTH PASS.. PONCHA PASS... WOLF CREEK PASS... LA VETA PASS.... BLANCA PEAK... CUCHARA... BUENA VISTA... SARGENTS.... SOUTH FORK... CREEDE... CUMBRES PASS... ... MOSQUITO PASS... LEADVILLE... INDEPENDENCE PASS... MT ELBERT... SANGRE DE CRISTO   MOUNTAINS... UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY AND WET MOUNTAIN VALLEY... CENTRAL COLORADO AND SOUTHWEST COLORADO.

* THROUGH MIDNIGHT THIS EVENING

* THE RAPID MELT OF A LATE SEASON SNOWPACK HAS CAUSED STREAMS TO RUN HIGH. A NUMBER OF STREAMS IN THE WATCH AREA ARE SWOLLEN TO BANK FULL LEVELS. WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE FORECAST EACH AFTERNOON AND EVENING...ANY ADDITIONAL RAINFALL ON TOP OF SNOW MELT MAY CAUSE LOCALIZED FLASH  FLOODING CONCERNS.

* RESIDENTS AND VISITORS TO THE MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS SHOULD PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO WATER LEVELS TODAY. HAVE AN EVACUATION PLAN IN   PLACE IN CASE YOUR ARE ORDERED TO EVACUATE ON SHORT NOTICE.

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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