Cortez, CO (81321)

7:52 PM MDT on July 25, 2017 (GMT -0600)
North Cortez | | Change Station

Elev 6120 ft 37.36 °N, 108.57 °W | Updated 7 seconds ago

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64.0 °F
Feels Like 64.0 °F
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Wind Variable Wind from SSE
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Pressure 30.24 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Mostly Cloudy 11000 ft
Dew Point 62 °F
Humidity 92%
Rainfall 0.05 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:13 AM 8:27 PM
Waxing Crescent, 9% visible
SPECI KCEZ 260149Z AUTO 01003KT 10SM VCTS BKN110 19/16 A3024 RMK AO2 PK WND 30033/0100 WSHFT 0053 LTG DSNT N-SE RAB13E39 TSB15E43 P0000
Pressure 30.24 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Mostly Cloudy 11000 ft
Dew Point 62 °F
Humidity 92%
Rainfall 0.05 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:13 AM 8:27 PM
Waxing Crescent, 9% visible
SPECI KCEZ 260149Z AUTO 01003KT 10SM VCTS BKN110 19/16 A3024 RMK AO2 PK WND 30033/0100 WSHFT 0053 LTG DSNT N-SE RAB13E39 TSB15E43 P0000

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Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 6:56 PM MDT Jul. 25, 2017 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a

* Arroyo and small stream flood advisory for...
northwestern Dolores County in southwestern Colorado...
northwestern San Miguel County in southwestern Colorado...
northwestern Montezuma County in southwestern Colorado...

* until 1000 PM MDT

* at 654 PM MDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
thunderstorms from an area near Slick Rock down towards Dove Creek
and Cahone. This will cause Arroyo and small stream flooding in
the advisory area.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Dove Creek, Slick Rock, Cahone and Egnar.

This includes the following highways...
U.S. Highway 491 in Colorado between mile markers 48 and 68.
Colorado 141 between mile markers 1 and 34.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Excessive runoff will cause flooding of roadways. Do not attempt to
travel across flooded roads.

Remain alert for flooding even in locations not receiving rain.
Arroyos, streams, and rivers can become raging killer currents in a
matter of minutes, even from distant rainfall.


Lat... Lon 3815 10869 3760 10866 3760 10903 3815 10903


Mda


1233 PM MDT Tue Jul 25 2017

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until midnight MDT
tonight...

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.

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.




Special Statement
Issued: 7:41 PM MDT Jul. 25, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Significant weather advisory for northeastern Dolores... central
San Miguel... northeastern Montezuma... south central Montrose and
northwestern La Plata counties until 830 PM MDT...

At 738 PM MDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along
a line extending from near Naturita to 18 miles north of Dolores to 8
miles southwest of Mancos. Movement was east at 20 mph.

Winds in excess of 40 mph, heavy rain and dime size hail will be
possible with these storms.

Locations impacted include...
Mancos, Naturita, Norwood, Rico, La Plata, Mayday, Stoner, Hesperus,
Redvale, Vancorum, Dunton and Breen.

This includes the following highways...
U.S. Highway 160 in Colorado between mile markers 45 and 79.
Colorado 90 between mile markers 30 and 33.
Colorado 140 between mile markers 13 and 23.
Colorado 141 between mile markers 38 and 62.
Colorado 145 between mile markers 12 and 55, and between mile
markers 86 and 116.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Heavy rainfall is also occurring with these storms, and may lead to
localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
roadways.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.


Lat... Lon 3833 10822 3778 10796 3716 10793 3717 10847
      3772 10849 3820 10872
time... Mot... loc 0138z 261deg 18kt 3814 10862 3773 10842 3726 10840


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741 PM MDT Tue Jul 25 2017

... Significant weather advisory for northeastern Dolores... central
San Miguel... northeastern Montezuma... south central Montrose and
northwestern La Plata counties until 830 PM MDT...

At 738 PM MDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along
a line extending from near Naturita to 18 miles north of Dolores to 8
miles southwest of Mancos. Movement was east at 20 mph.

Winds in excess of 40 mph, heavy rain and dime size hail will be
possible with these storms.

Locations impacted include...
Mancos, Naturita, Norwood, Rico, La Plata, Mayday, Stoner, Hesperus,
Redvale, Vancorum, Dunton and Breen.

This includes the following highways...
U.S. Highway 160 in Colorado between mile markers 45 and 79.
Colorado 90 between mile markers 30 and 33.
Colorado 140 between mile markers 13 and 23.
Colorado 141 between mile markers 38 and 62.
Colorado 145 between mile markers 12 and 55, and between mile
markers 86 and 116.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Heavy rainfall is also occurring with these storms, and may lead to
localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
roadways.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.


Lat... Lon 3833 10822 3778 10796 3716 10793 3717 10847
      3772 10849 3820 10872
time... Mot... loc 0138z 261deg 18kt 3814 10862 3773 10842 3726 10840


Mda

718 PM MDT Tue Jul 25 2017

... Significant weather advisory for central Montezuma County until
800 PM MDT...

At 718 PM MDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near
Cortez, or 35 miles west of Durango, moving north at 10 mph.

Dime size hail, heavy rain and winds in excess of 40 mph will be
possible with this storm.

Locations impacted include...
Cortez, Dolores and Lebanon.

This includes the following highways...
U.S. Highway 491 in Colorado between mile markers 27 and 30.
U.S. Highway 160 in Colorado between mile markers 33 and 51.
Colorado 145 between mile markers 1 and 18.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Heavy rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may lead to
localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
roadways.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.


Lat... Lon 3721 10844 3728 10865 3757 10857 3747 10825
time... Mot... loc 0118z 201deg 10kt 3732 10851


Mda

718 PM MDT Tue Jul 25 2017

... Significant weather advisory for central Montezuma County until
800 PM MDT...

At 718 PM MDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near
Cortez, or 35 miles west of Durango, moving north at 10 mph.

Dime size hail, heavy rain and winds in excess of 40 mph will be
possible with this storm.

Locations impacted include...
Cortez, Dolores and Lebanon.

This includes the following highways...
U.S. Highway 491 in Colorado between mile markers 27 and 30.
U.S. Highway 160 in Colorado between mile markers 33 and 51.
Colorado 145 between mile markers 1 and 18.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Heavy rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may lead to
localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
roadways.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.


Lat... Lon 3721 10844 3728 10865 3757 10857 3747 10825
time... Mot... loc 0118z 201deg 10kt 3732 10851


Mda