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Flood Watch
National Weather Service GRAND JUNCTION CO
1233 PM MDT Tue Jul 25 2017

Lower Yampa River Basin-Central Yampa River Basin-
Roan and Tavaputs Plateaus-Elkhead and Park Mountains-
Upper Yampa River Basin-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-Flat Tops-
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-Eastern Uinta Mountains-
Eastern Uinta Basin-Tavaputs Plateau-Arches/Grand Flat-
La Sal and Abajo Mountains-Canyonlands/Natural Bridges-
Including the cities of Rangely, Dinosaur, Craig, Hayden, Meeker,
Rio Blanco, Columbine, Hahns Peak, Toponas, Steamboat Springs,
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, Buford, Trappers Lake,
Gunnison, Cimarron, Ridgway, Glade Park, Telluride, Ouray,
Lake City, Silverton, Rico, Hesperus, Gateway, Nucla, Cortez,
Dove Creek, Mancos, Durango, Bayfield, Ignacio, Pagosa Springs,
Blanding, Manila, Dutch John, Vernal, Ballard, Moab,
Castle Valley, Monticello, Canyonlands National Park,
Dead Horse Point State Park, and Fry Canyon
1233 PM MDT Tue Jul 25 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, Central Yampa
  River Basin, Debeque to Silt Corridor, Elkhead and Park
  Mountains, Flat Tops, Four Corners/Upper Dolores River, Gore
  and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys, Grand Valley,
  Grand and Battlement Mesas, Lower Yampa River Basin, 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, Upper Yampa River Basin, and West Elk
  and Sawatch Mountains. In Utah, Arches/Grand Flat,
  Canyonlands/Natural Bridges, Eastern Uinta Basin, Eastern
  Uinta Mountains, La Sal and Abajo Mountains, Southeast Utah,
  and Tavaputs Plateau.

* Until midnight MDT tonight

* 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.

* Scattered to numerous thunderstorms with heavy rain are
  expected over the watch area today. The threat for flash
  flooding will linger through the evening hours.


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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