Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Pueblo, CO

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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
1230 PM MDT TUE JUL 29 2014

...FLASH FLOOD THREAT EXPECTED ACROSS ALL OF SOUTH CENTRAL AND
SOUTHEAST COLORADO THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING...AND FOR THE
SOUTHEAST MOUNTAINS AND PLAINS THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY...

.MONSOON MOISTURE WILL REMAIN IN PLACE ACROSS THE REGION TODAY.
THIS MOISTURE WILL COMBINE WITH MOIST LOW LEVEL EASTERLY UPSLOPE
FLOW TO PRODUCE NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS SOUTH
CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST COLORADO THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. STORMS
WILL BE SLOW MOVING AND CAPABLE OF PRODUCING VERY HEAVY RAINFALL.
BURN SCARS...URBAN AREAS...AND LOCATIONS WITH SATURATED SOIL FROM
RECENT HEAVY RAIN WILL BE HIGHLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO FLASH FLOODING
THROUGH THIS EVENING. THUNDERSTORMS WILL EVOLVE INTO A
THUNDERSTORM COMPLEX ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST PLAINS OVERNIGHT WHICH
WILL MAINTAIN A THREAT FOR FLASH FLOODING THROUGH WEDNESDAY
ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST MOUNTAINS AND PLAINS AS ABUNDANT ATMOSPHERIC
MOISTURE REMAINS IN PLACE.

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WESTERN MOSQUITO RANGE/EAST LAKE COUNTY ABOVE 11000 FT-
LEADVILLE VICINITY/LAKE COUNTY BELOW 11000 FT-
EASTERN SAWATCH MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FT-
WESTERN CHAFFEE COUNTY BETWEEN 9000 AND 11000 FT-
CENTRAL CHAFFEE COUNTY BELOW 9000 FT-
WESTERN MOSQUITO RANGE/EAST CHAFFEE COUNTY ABOVE 9000 FT-
SAGUACHE COUNTY WEST OF CONTINENTAL DIVIDE BELOW 10000 FT-
SAGUACHE COUNTY EAST OF CONTINENTAL DIVIDE BELOW 10000 FT-
LA GARITA MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-
UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY/EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS BELOW 10000 FT-
EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-
DEL NORTE VICINITY/NORTHERN SAN LUIS VALLEY BELOW 8500 FT-
ALAMOSA VICINITY/CENTRAL SAN LUIS VALLEY BELOW 8500 FT-
SOUTHERN SAN LUIS VALLEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLIMAX...MOSQUITO PASS...LEADVILLE...
INDEPENDENCE PASS...MT ELBERT...MT MASSIVE...GRANITE...SALIDA...
BUENA VISTA...SARGENTS...BONANZA...NORTH PASS...SOUTH FORK...
CREEDE...CUMBRES PASS...WOLF CREEK PASS...CENTER...DEL NORTE...
ALAMOSA...MONTE VISTA...MANASSA...LA JARA...ANTONITO...SANFORD...
SAN LUIS...FORT GARLAND...BLANCA
1230 PM MDT TUE JUL 29 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT
TONIGHT...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF CENTRAL COLORADO AND SOUTH CENTRAL COLORADO...
  INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN CENTRAL COLORADO...EASTERN
  SAWATCH RANGE...MOSQUITO RANGE AND UPPER ARKANSAS RIVER
  VALLEY. IN SOUTH CENTRAL COLORADO...CENTRAL SAN LUIS VALLEY...
  EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS...LA GARITA MOUNTAINS...NORTHERN
  SAN LUIS VALLEY...SOUTHERN SAN LUIS VALLEY AND UPPER RIO
  GRANDE VALLEY.

* UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT

* MONSOON MOISTURE WILL REMAIN OVER COLORADO TODAY. AN EMBEDDED
  DISTURBANCE OVER WESTERN COLORADO WILL MOVE ACROSS THE REGION
  TODAY ENHANCING THUNDERSTORM COVERAGE DURING THE AFTERNOON AND
  EVENING HOURS. LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH
  RAINFALL RATES OF UP TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR.

* FLOODING OF URBAN AREAS...CREEKS...STREAMS AND NORMALLY DRY
  WASHES WILL BE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. HEAVY
  RAINFALL ON BURN SCARS MAY RESULT IN DANGEROUS MUD AND ASH
  FLOWS.

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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NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS BETWEEN 8500 AND 11000 FT-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FEET-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS BETWEEN 7500 AND 11000 FT-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FT-
NORTHWESTERN FREMONT COUNTY ABOVE 8500 FT-
WESTERN/CENTRAL FREMONT COUNTY BELOW 8500 FT-
WET MOUNTAIN VALLEY BELOW 8500 FEET-
WET MOUNTAINS BETWEEN 6300 AND 10000 FT-
WET MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-
TELLER COUNTY/RAMPART RANGE ABOVE 7500 FT/PIKES PEAK BETWEEN
7500 AND 11000 FT-PIKES PEAK ABOVE 11000 FT-
CANON CITY VICINITY/EASTERN FREMONT COUNTY-
NORTHERN EL PASO COUNTY/MONUMENT RIDGE/RAMPART RANGE BELOW
7500 FT-
COLORADO SPRINGS VICINITY/SOUTHERN EL PASO COUNTY/RAMPART RANGE
BELOW 7400 FT-PUEBLO AND VICINITY/PUEBLO COUNTY BELOW 6300 FT-
WALSENBURG VICINITY/UPPER HUERFANO RIVER BASIN BELOW 7500 FT-
TRINIDAD VICINITY/WESTERN LAS ANIMAS COUNTY BELOW 7500 FT-
CROWLEY COUNTY-LA JUNTA VICINITY/OTERO COUNTY-
EASTERN LAS ANIMAS COUNTY-WESTERN KIOWA COUNTY-
EASTERN KIOWA COUNTY-LAS ANIMAS VICINITY/BENT COUNTY-
LAMAR VICINITY/PROWERS COUNTY-SPRINGFIELD VICINITY/BACA COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LA VETA PASS...PONCHA PASS...
BLANCA PEAK...CUCHARA...STONEWALL...WESTON...SPANISH PEAKS...
COALDALE...COTOPAXI...HILLSIDE...HOWARD...SWISSVALE...
TEXAS CREEK...SILVER CLIFF...WESTCLIFFE...RYE...GREENHORN MTN...
WOODLAND PARK...PIKES PEAK...CANON CITY...PENROSE...
BLACK FOREST...AIR FORCE ACADEMY...COLORADO SPRINGS...PUEBLO...
WALSENBURG...TRINIDAD...ORDWAY...OLNEY SPRINGS...LA JUNTA...
ROCKY FORD...BRANSON...KIM...EADS...SHERIDAN LAKE...LAS ANIMAS...
LAMAR...SPRINGFIELD...WALSH
1230 PM MDT TUE JUL 29 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF EAST CENTRAL COLORADO...SOUTH CENTRAL COLORADO AND
  SOUTHEAST COLORADO...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN EAST
  CENTRAL COLORADO...EL PASO COUNTY AND TELLER COUNTY AND THE
  RAMPART RANGE. IN SOUTH CENTRAL COLORADO...FREMONT COUNTY...
  NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS...SOUTHERN SANGRE DE
  CRISTO MOUNTAINS...WET MOUNTAIN VALLEY AND WET MOUNTAINS. IN
  SOUTHEAST COLORADO...BACA COUNTY...BENT COUNTY...CROWLEY
  COUNTY...EASTERN KIOWA COUNTY...EASTERN LAS ANIMAS COUNTY...
  HUERFANO COUNTY...OTERO COUNTY...PROWERS COUNTY...PUEBLO
  COUNTY...WESTERN KIOWA COUNTY AND WESTERN LAS ANIMAS COUNTY.

* THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

* MONSOON MOISTURE WILL REMAIN OVER SOUTHEAST COLORADO. AT THE
  SURFACE...EASTERLY UPSLOPE FLOW WILL ENHANCE THUNDERSTORM
  DEVELOPMENT OVER THE MOUNTAINS. ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORMS WILL
  DEVELOP OVER THE PLAINS THROUGH THE LATE AFTERNOON AND
  OVERNIGHT HOURS WHICH MAY CONTINUE INTO WEDNESDAY.
  THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE SLOW MOVING WITH RAINFALL RATES OF UP TO
  TWO INCHES PER HOUR.

* FLOODING OF URBAN AREAS...CREEKS...ARROYOS AND NORMALLY DRY
  WASHES WILL BE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY.
  HEAVY RAINFALL ON BURN SCARS MAY RESULT IN DANGEROUS MUD AND
  ASH FLOWS. HIGH FLOWS MAY OCCUR ON AREA STREAMS AND RIVERS DUE
  TO INCREASED RUNOFF.

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.

&&

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL
COLORADO AND SOUTHEAST COLORADO TONIGHT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

$$


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