La Plata County, CO
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Flash Flood Watch
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NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
ANIMAS RIVER BASIN-SAN JUAN RIVER BASIN-
430 AM MDT FRI JUL 1 2016

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON MDT TODAY THROUGH 9 PM
THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS EXPANDED THE

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH TO INCLUDE A PORTION OF SOUTHWEST COLORADO...
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...ANIMAS RIVER BASIN...
NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS...SAN JUAN RIVER BASIN AND
SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS.

* FROM NOON MDT TODAY THROUGH 9 PM THIS EVENING

* A DISTURBANCE APPROACHING FROM THE SOUTHWEST FUELED BY ABUNDANT
MONSOON MOISTURE WILL BRING SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS TO THE AREA TODAY. SLOW MOVING STORMS GENERATING
EXCESSIVE RAINFALL MOVING OVER SATURATED SOILS COULD RESULT IN
FLASH FLOODING.

* NORMALLY DRY WASHES...SMALL STREAMS...SLOT CANYONS...ARROYOS AND
BURN SCARS WILL BE MOST PRONE TO FLASH FLOODING. IN ADDITION...
ROCKS AND/OR MUD MAY BE DEPOSITED ON ROADWAYS IN AREAS OF STEEP
TERRAIN.

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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