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  • Flash Flood Watch for Central Gunnison, Uncompahgre County, Colorado
  • Flash Flood Watch issued September 28 at 9:04AM MDT until September 28 at 12:00PM MDT by NWS
  • Effective: Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 9:04 a.m.
  • Expires: Sunday, September 28, 2014 at noon
  • ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MDT TODAY...
    THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR
    * PORTIONS OF CENTRAL COLORADO...NORTHWEST COLORADO...SOUTHWEST
    COLORADO AND WEST CENTRAL COLORADO...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING
    AREAS...IN CENTRAL COLORADO...FLATTOPS. IN NORTHWEST
    COLORADO...CENTRAL YAMPA RIVER BASIN AND ROAN AND TAVAPUTS
    PLATEAUS. IN SOUTHWEST COLORADO...ANIMAS RIVER BASIN...FOUR
    CORNERS/UPPER DOLORES RIVER...NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS...
    PARADOX VALLEY/LOWER DOLORES RIVER...SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN
    MOUNTAINS AND UNCOMPAHGRE PLATEAU AND DALLAS DIVIDE. IN WEST
    CENTRAL COLORADO...CENTRAL GUNNISON AND UNCOMPAHGRE RIVER
    BASIN...DEBEQUE TO SILT CORRIDOR...GRAND VALLEY...GRAND AND
    BATTLEMENT MESAS AND LOWER YAMPA RIVER BASIN.
    * UNTIL NOON MDT TODAY
    * SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL...LOCALLY IN EXCESS OF ONE INCH... IS
    EXPECTED ACROSS PORTIONS OF WESTERN COLORADO THROUGH THIS
    MORNING. RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TO BECOME LIGHTER AND MORE
    SPOTTY THIS AFTERNOON.
    * THE FLASH FLOOD THREAT WILL BE GREATEST ACROSS SLOT CANYONS...
    SLICK ROCK AREAS...NORMALLY DRY WASHES...SMALL STREAMS IN
    STEEP TERRAIN AND NEAR RECENT BURN SCARS. SOME MAIN STEM
    RIVERS WILL SEE SIGNIFICANT RISES FROM THIS PROLONGED PERIOD
    OF RAINFALL. IN ADDITION...URBAN AREAS WITH POOR DRAINAGE WILL
    BE AT RISK OF FLOODING AND TRAVEL WILL LIKELY BECOME DIFFICULT
    ON BACKCOUNTRY ROADS.