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
421 AM MDT MON JUL 28 2014

FLASH FLOODING POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS EVENING FOR THE SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS... SOUTHEAST MOUNTAINS AND MOST OF THE SOUTHEAST PLAINS

MONSOON MOISTURE COMBINED WITH MOIST LOW LEVEL EASTERLY UPSLOPE FLOW WILL RESULT IN SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS MUCH OF SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST COLORADO AGAIN THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. STORMS WILL BE SLOW MOVING AND CAPABLE OF PRODUCING VERY HEAVY RAINFALL. IN ADDITION... RAINFALL FROM YESTERDAY HAS ALREADY SATURATED THE GROUND ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE AREA... AND ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL WILL QUICKLY LEAD TO
FLASH FLOODING. BURN SCARS AND URBAN AREAS WILL ALSO BE HIGHLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO FLASH FLOODING THROUGH THIS EVENING.

SAGUACHE COUNTY WEST OF CONTINENTAL DIVIDE BELOW 10000 FT- SAGUACHE COUNTY EAST OF CONTINENTAL DIVIDE BELOW 10000 FT- LA GARITA MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-
UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY/EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS BELOW 10000 FT- EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT- 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-LAS ANIMAS VICINITY/BENT COUNTY- SPRINGFIELD VICINITY/BACA COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CRESTONE... SARGENTS... BONANZA... NORTH PASS... SOUTH FORK... CREEDE... CUMBRES PASS... WOLF CREEK PASS... 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... LAS ANIMAS.. SPRINGFIELD...WALSH

FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON MDT TODAY 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...

* FROM NOON MDT TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING

* MONSOON MOISTURE AND MOIST EASTERLY UPSLOPE FLOW WILL TRIGGER ANOTHER ROUND OF SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. RAINFALL RATES OF UP TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THE STRONGER STORMS WHICH MAY QUICKLY LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING.

* FLOODING OF URBAN AREAS... CREEKS... ARROYOS AND NORMALLY DRY WASHES WILL BE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. HEAVY RAINFALL WHICH OCCURRED YESTERDAY MAY KEEP FLOWS HIGH IN SOME OF THE CREEKS AND STREAMS... AND ANY ADDITIONAL RAINFALL TODAY MAY CAUSE LOCALIZED FLOODING AT TIMES. HEAVY RAINFALL ON BURN SCARS MAY RESULT IN DANGEROUS MUD AND ASH 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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