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Southwest San Juan Mountains-
Including the cities of Silverton, Rico, and Hesperus
1137 AM MDT Sat Jul 22 2017
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A
* Flash Flood Watch FOR a portion of southwest Colorado,
including the following area, Southwest San Juan Mountains.
* until 9 PM MDT this evening
* Scattered to numerous thunderstorms with heavy rain are expected
over the watch area, developing this afternoon and continuing
through this evening.
* 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.
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.