Crestone Weather Center
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

Crestone, Colorado

Warnings, Watches and Advisories:

Weather Warnings

 

Flash Flood Watch
 


URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
612 PM MDT SAT AUG 6 2016

FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING

THREAT OF HEAVY RAIN AND FLASH FLOODING WILL CONTINUE INTO THIS EVENING..

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* THE FOLLOWING AREAS... NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS... SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS... WET MOUNTAIN VALLEY AND WET MOUNTAINS.... SAGUACHE COUNTY WEST OF CONTINENTAL DIVIDE BELOW 10000 FT-SAGUACHE COUNTY EAST OF CONTINENTAL DIVIDE BELOW 10000 FT... EASTERN SAWATCH RANGE... FREMONT COUNTY... MOSQUITO RANGE... TELLER COUNTY AND THE RAMPART RANGE.. PIKES PEAK.. UPPER ARKANSAS RIVER VALLEY. EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS... LA GARITA MOUNTAINS AND UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY.

* UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT

* RAIN ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY HAS SATURATED THE GROUND OVER MANY MOUNTAIN AREAS AND ADJACENT VALLEYS. MONSOON MOISTURE IS STILL OVER THE REGION WITH ANOTHER ROUND OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THIS WILL BRING A RENEWED THREAT FOR LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN AND FLASH   FLOODING THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.  AREAS IN AROUND BURN SCARS WILL BE HIGHLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO FLASH FLOODING WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR MUD AND ASH FLOWS. ROCK SLIDES WILL BE POSSIBLE IN AREAS OF STEEP TERRAIN.

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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