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
1137 AM MDT Sat Jul 22 2017


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Southwest San Juan Mountains-
Including the cities of Silverton, Rico, and Hesperus
1137 AM MDT Sat Jul 22 2017

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A

* Flash Flood Watch FOR a portion of southwest Colorado,
  including the following area, Southwest San Juan Mountains.

* until 9 PM MDT this evening

* Scattered to numerous thunderstorms with heavy rain are expected
  over the watch area, developing this afternoon and continuing
  through this evening.

* Flash flooding due to heavy rainfall is possible, especially
  over already saturated soils and areas of steep terrain. Steep
  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.

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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