Crestone Weather Center
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

Crestone, Colorado

Warnings, Watches and Advisories:

Weather Warnings

 Flash Flood Watch

 

 

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
1114 AM MDT Sun Jul 30 2017

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON MDT TODAY THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...

Flash flood risk will increase again this afternoon and evening

Monsoon moisture combined with an upper level disturbance over the area will result in another round of showers and thunderstorms across southern Colorado. With the ground already saturated from several rounds of rainfall over recent days, flash flooding will once again become a threat this afternoon and evening across the central and southeast mountains and all of the southeast plains. Burn scars in the mountains will continue to be very vulnerable to flash flooding. The threat for flash flooding on the plains will continue into the overnight hours, particularly south of highway 50.

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

*Portions of central Colorado, east central Colorado, and southeast Colorado, including the following areas, in central Colorado, Eastern Sawatch Range, Fremont County, Mosquito Range, Teller County and the Rampart Range, and Upper Arkansas River Valley. In east central  Colorado, El Paso County. In southeast Colorado, Baca County, Bent County, Crowley County, Eastern Kiowa County, Eastern Las Animas County, Huerfano County, Northern Sangre De Cristo Mountains, Otero County, Prowers County, Pueblo County, Southern Sangre De Cristo Mountains, Western Kiowa County, Western Las Animas County, Wet Mountain Valley, and Wet Mountains....

The San Luis Valley
is not included in this watch.

* Through late tonight

* Monsoon moisture and an upper level disturbance will result in another round of thunderstorms capable of producing heavy rain over and near the mountains. Thunderstorms will spread eastward and persist into the overnight hours across the southeast plains, particularly to the south of highway 50.

* Mud, ash and debris flows will be possible in and near burn scars should heavy rainfall impact these areas again today. Quick runoff from heavy rains could result in flooded roadways, creeks and drainages with low water crossings particularly vulnerable to flash flooding.

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.

 

- Current Crestone Condiations -

 

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