Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
452 AM MDT SUN AUG 2 2015

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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-
452 AM MDT SUN AUG 2 2015

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM MDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH 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...
 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.

* FROM 10 AM MDT THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING

* SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING LOCALLY
  HEAVY RAINFALL TODAY AND THIS EVENING.

* THE FLASH FLOOD THREAT IS GREATEST FOR SMALL STREAMS...
  CREEKS...NORMALLY DRY WASH BEDS...SLOT CANYONS...SLICK ROCK
  AREAS...AND BURN SCARS. HEAVY RAINFALL CAN ALSO CAUSE MUD DEBRIS
  FLOWS AND ROCKSLIDES.

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.

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