Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
331 PM MDT FRI AUG 15 2014

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MESA CO-
331 PM MDT FRI AUG 15 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION  HAS ISSUED A

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  WEST CENTRAL MESA COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL COLORADO...

* UNTIL 630 PM MDT

* AT 328 PM MDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN DUE TO
  THUNDERSTORMS. THIS WILL CAUSE URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING IN
  THE ADVISORY AREA. UP TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN
  OVER THE EAST CREEK DRAINAGE WHICH FLOWS INTO THE GUNNISON RIVER
  NEAR WHITEWATER.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  WHITEWATER...AND HIGHWAY 50.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE PONDING OF WATER IN
URBAN AREAS...HIGHWAYS...STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER
POOR DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL
ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES. IT TAKES ONLY A FEW
INCHES OF SWIFTLY FLOWING WATER TO CARRY VEHICLES AWAY.

THE HEAVY RUNOFF WILL ALSO CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND
STREAMS...AS WELL AS FARM AND COUNTRY ROADS.

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LAT...LON 3898 10839 3874 10861 3883 10873 3907 10847

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