Las Animas Vicinity/Bent County Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Flash Flood Watch
Statement as of 4:21 AM MDT on July 28, 2014

...Flash Flood Watch in effect from noon MDT today through this evening...

The National Weather Service in Pueblo has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch 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...eastern San Juan Mountains...Fremont County...La Garita Mountains...northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains... southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains...upper Rio Grande Valley...Wet Mountain Valley and Wet Mountains. In southeast Colorado...Baca County...Bent County...Crowley County... eastern Las Animas County...Huerfano County...Otero County... Pueblo County and western Las Animas County.

* From noon MDT today through this evening

* monsoon moisture and moist easterly upslope flow will trigger another round of slow moving thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. Rainfall rates of up to 2 inches per hour will be possible with the stronger storms which may quickly lead to flash flooding.

* Flooding of urban areas...creeks...arroyos and normally dry washes will be possible this afternoon and evening. Heavy rainfall which occurred yesterday may keep flows high in some of the creeks and streams...and any additional rainfall today may cause localized flooding at times. 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.

Public Information Statement
Statement as of 9:36 am MDT on July 28, 2014

The following are preliminary observations for the storm that has been affecting our region. This summary is also available on our webpage http://www.Weather.Gov/Pueblo

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Location storm total time/date comments rainfall of /inches/ measurement

Colorado

...El Paso County... 2 SSE security 1.53 700 am 7/28 USGS 2 WNW Colorado Sprin 1.39 848 PM 7/27 in the last 36 minutes 4 SSE Fountain 1.06 900 PM 7/27 in past 25 minutes 2 se midway 1.03 845 PM 7/27 in past 30 minutes 2 NNE security 0.71 700 am 7/28 NWS employee 4 W Ellicott 0.44 558 am 7/28 trained spotter 3 NE Manitou Springs 0.28 1000 PM 7/27 trained spotter 4 SSE Air Force acad 0.25 825 PM 7/27 trained spotter

...Las Animas County... 7 SSE Thatcher 2.23 930 am 7/28 USGS 4 S Spanish Peaks 1.52 300 PM 7/27 co-op observer 11 E Thatcher 1.35 932 am 7/28 USGS 15 E model 1.02 932 am 7/28 USGS 12 ESE Thatcher 0.95 933 am 7/28 USGS

...Pueblo County... 3 SW Pueblo West 2.34 1200 am 7/28 NWS employee 2 SW Pueblo West 1.86 1228 am 7/28 NWS employee 3 N Pueblo Reservoir 1.55 1200 am 7/28 NWS employee

...Teller County... 1 NNE Woodland Park 0.38 730 PM 7/27 trained spotter Woodland Park 0.30 722 PM 7/27 in past 10 minutes

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