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Weather Alert Detail

  • Flash Flood Watch for Northwestern San Juan Mountains County, Colorado
  • Flash Flood Watch issued August 26 at 11:51AM MDT until August 27 at 9:00AM MDT by NWS
  • Effective: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 11:51 a.m.
  • Expires: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 9 a.m.
  • ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
    MORNING...
    THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR
    * PORTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL COLORADO AND SOUTHWEST COLORADO...
    INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN SOUTH CENTRAL COLORADO...
    SAN JUAN RIVER BASIN. IN SOUTHWEST COLORADO...ANIMAS RIVER
    BASIN...FOUR CORNERS/UPPER DOLORES RIVER...NORTHWEST SAN JUAN
    MOUNTAINS AND SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS.
    * THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING
    * SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL INCREASE FROM THE SOUTH TODAY AND
    WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE NORTH ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH WEDNESDAY
    MORNING. LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN CAN BE EXPECTED WHICH MAY RESULT IN FLASH
    FLOODING. RAINFALL RATES MAY EXCEED ONE INCH PER HOUR WITH THE
    STRONGEST THUNDERSTORMS.
    * THE HEAVY RAINFALL COULD LEAD TO LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING
    ALONG WITH ROCK SLIDES AND DEBRIS FLOWS ESPECIALLY FOR LOW
    LYING AREAS NEAR STEEP TERRAIN AND WILDFIRE BURN SCARS. SLOT
    CANYONS AND SLICK ROCK AREAS...NORMALLY DRY CREEKS...STREAMS
    AND ARROYOS WILL BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO SUDDEN INCREASES IN WATER
    FLOWING THROUGH THEM DUE TO HEAVY RAIN.