Southern Sangre De Cristo Mountains Above 11000 Ft Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch
Statement as of 2:38 PM MDT on July 29, 2014

...The Flood Advisory remains in effect until 345 PM MDT for southwestern Las Animas County...

At 236 PM MDT...Doppler radar indicated with light to moderate rainfall in the advisory area. Minor flooding will continue in this area through at least 330 PM. Radar estimates 1 to 1.5 inches of rain has fallen in portions of the advisory area this afternoon.

Some locations that will experience flooding include... Cokedale...Boncarbo...Gulnare...Stonewall...Segundo and Weston.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Most flood deaths occur in automobiles. Never drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. Flood waters are usually deeper than they appear. Just one foot of flowing water is powerful enough to sweep vehicles off the Road. When encountering flooded roads make the smart choice...turn around...dont drown.

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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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