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  • Flash Flood Watch for Northern Sangre de Cristo County, Colorado
  • Flash Flood Watch issued August 02 at 9:08PM MDT until August 03 at 3:00AM MDT by NWS
  • Effective: Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 9:08 p.m.
  • Expires: Monday, August 3, 2015 at 3 a.m.
  • ...HEAVY RAINS EXPECTED TO OCCUR OVER MANY HIGHER TERRAIN
    LOCATIONS OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST COLORADO...INCLUDING BUT NOT
    LIMITED TO THE WEST FORK COMPLEX BURN SCAR...
    .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.
    ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM MDT MONDAY...
    THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR
    * PORTIONS OF CENTRAL COLORADO AND SOUTH CENTRAL COLORADO...
    INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING IN CENTRAL COLORADO...THE EASTERN
    SAWATCH RANGE AND MOSQUITO RANGE. IN SOUTH CENTRAL COLORADO...
    THE EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS...THE LA GARITA MOUNTAINS...THE
    SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS AND THE UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY.
    * UNTIL 3 AM MDT MONDAY
    * SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING HEAVY RAINFALL
    ARE ANTICIPATED INTO TONIGHT. 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.

  • Flash Flood Watch for Northern Sangre de Cristo County, Colorado
  • Flash Flood Watch issued June 16 at 9:08PM MDT until June 17 at 12:00AM MDT by NWS
  • Effective: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 9:08 p.m.
  • Expires: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at midnight
  • ...RAIN AND SNOWMELT WILL KEEP FLOOD POTENTIAL HIGH ACROSS
    SOUTHERN COLORADO...
    .RAPID SNOWMELT HAS CAUSED CREEKS AND STREAMS TO RUN HIGH IN THE
    UPPER ARKANSAS RIVER BASIN OF CHAFFEE AND LAKE COUNTIES. SCATTERED
    SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL ADD TO FLOWS AT TIMES...
    POTENTIALLY PUSHING STREAMS OUT OF THEIR BANKS. CONSEQUENTLY...A
    FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT.
    ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT
    TONIGHT...
    THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR
    * A PORTION OF CENTRAL COLORADO...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING
    AREAS...EASTERN SAWATCH RANGE...MOSQUITO RANGE AND UPPER
    ARKANSAS RIVER VALLEY.
    * UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT
    * RAPID SNOWMELT OF A LATE SEASON SNOWPACK HAS CAUSED STREAMS TO
    RUN HIGH. A NUMBER OF STREAMS IN THE WATCH AREA ARE SWOLLEN TO
    BANK FULL LEVELS. WITH SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED AT
    TIMES THIS EVENING...ANY ADDITIONAL RAINFALL ON TOP OF SNOWMELT
    MAY CAUSE LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING.
    * RESIDENTS AND VISITORS TO LAKE AND CHAFFEE COUNTIES SHOULD PAY
    CLOSE ATTENTION TO WATER LEVELS. BE PREPARED TO FIND HIGHER
    GROUND SHOULD WATER LEVELS RISE. FOLLOW ANY EVACUATION ORDERS
    ISSUED BY LOCAL OFFICIALS.