Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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Flood Watch
National Weather Service GRAND JUNCTION CO
933 PM MDT Fri Jul 21 2017

Lower Yampa River Basin-Central Yampa River Basin-
Elkhead and Park Mountains-Upper Yampa River Basin-Flat Tops-
Eastern Uinta Mountains-Eastern Uinta Basin-Tavaputs Plateau-
933 PM MDT Fri Jul 21 2017


The Flash Flood Watch for portions of northwest Colorado and
northeast Utah has been cancelled. Drier air will continue moving
into the area overnight and the threat of flash flooding has
diminished. Therefore, the flash flood watch has been cancelled.


Roan and Tavaputs Plateaus-Grand Valley-Debeque to Silt Corridor-
Central Colorado River Basin-Grand and Battlement Mesas-
Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys-
Central Gunnison and Uncompahgre River Basin-
West Elk and Sawatch Mountains-Upper Gunnison River Valley-
Uncompahgre Plateau and Dallas Divide-
Northwest San Juan Mountains-Southwest San Juan Mountains-
Paradox Valley/Lower Dolores River-
Four Corners/Upper Dolores River-Animas River Basin-
San Juan River Basin-Southeast Utah-Arches/Grand Flat-
La Sal and Abajo Mountains-Canyonlands/Natural Bridges-
Including the cities of Rio Blanco, Grand Junction, Fruita,
Palisade, Collbran, De Beque, New Castle, Mesa, Parachute, Rifle,
Silt, Eagle, Edwards, Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, Basalt,
Aspen, Vail, Snowmass, Montrose, Hotchkiss, Delta, Crested Butte,
Taylor Park, Marble, Gunnison, Cimarron, Ridgway, Glade Park,
Telluride, Ouray, Lake City, Silverton, Rico, Hesperus, Gateway,
Nucla, Cortez, Dove Creek, Mancos, Durango, Bayfield, Ignacio,
Pagosa Springs, Blanding, Moab, Castle Valley, Monticello,
Canyonlands National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park,
and Fry Canyon
933 PM MDT Fri Jul 21 2017


The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of Colorado and Utah, including the following areas,
  in Colorado, Animas River Basin, Central Colorado River Basin,
  Central Gunnison and Uncompahgre River Basin, Debeque to Silt
  Corridor, Four Corners/Upper Dolores River, Gore and Elk
  Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys, Grand Valley, Grand and
  Battlement Mesas, Northwest San Juan Mountains, Paradox
  Valley/Lower Dolores River, Roan and Tavaputs Plateaus, San
  Juan River Basin, Southwest San Juan Mountains, Uncompahgre
  Plateau and Dallas Divide, Upper Gunnison River Valley, and
  West Elk and Sawatch Mountains. In Utah, Arches/Grand Flat,
  Canyonlands/Natural Bridges, La Sal and Abajo Mountains, and
  Southeast Utah.

* Until midnight MDT tonight

* Scattered to numerous thunderstorms, some with heavy rain, are
  expected to continue through late this evening.

* Flash flooding due to heavy rainfall is possible, especially
  over already saturated soils and areas of steep terrain. Slot
  canyons, burn scars, and normally dry streams, washes and
  arroyos are most susceptible to flash flooding. Water can rise
  quickly downstream of heavy rain, even when a thunderstorm is
  miles away. Rock and mud slides, and high water flowing across
  roads, are also possible which could impact travel.


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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