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
240 PM MDT SUN AUG 2, 2015

.............FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT.........

MOIST SOUTHEASTERLY LOW LEVEL UPSLOPE FLOW WILL COMBINE WITH AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE TO PRODUCE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING HEAVY RAINFALL AND FLASH FLOODING... ESPECIALLY ON AREA BURN SCARS.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PUEBLO HAS EXPANDED THE

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH TO INCLUDE PORTIONS OF CENTRAL COLORADO AND SOUTH CENTRAL COLORADO...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING IN CENTRAL ... COLORADO... EASTERN SAWATCH RANGE AND MOSQUITO RANGE. IN SOUTH  CENTRAL COLORADO... LA GARITA MOUNTAINS... NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS AND SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS.

* THROUGH LATE TONIGHT

* SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING HEAVY RAINFALL ARE FORECAST FOR THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. FLASH FLOODING WILL BE POSSIBLE FOR AREA STREAMS...AND MUD AND ROCK SLIDES WILL BE POSSIBLE FOR THE STEEPER TERRAIN.

* RESIDENTS AND VISITORS TO THE MOUNTAINS SHOULD MONITOR RAINFALL AND BE PREPARED TO FIND HIGHER GROUND SHOULD FLASH FLOODING OCCUR... ESPECIALLY IN AND AROUND BURN SCARS. DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS. TURN AROUND...DO NOT DROWN.

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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