Mineral County, Colorado
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Flash Flood Watch
COZ058>071-300230-
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WESTERN MOSQUITO RANGE/EAST LAKE COUNTY ABOVE 11000 FT-
LEADVILLE VICINITY/LAKE COUNTY BELOW 11000 FT-
EASTERN SAWATCH MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FT-
WESTERN CHAFFEE COUNTY BETWEEN 9000 AND 11000 FT-
CENTRAL CHAFFEE COUNTY BELOW 9000 FT-
WESTERN MOSQUITO RANGE/EAST CHAFFEE COUNTY ABOVE 9000 FT-
SAGUACHE COUNTY WEST OF CONTINENTAL DIVIDE BELOW 10000 FT-
SAGUACHE COUNTY EAST OF CONTINENTAL DIVIDE BELOW 10000 FT-
LA GARITA MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-
UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY/EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS BELOW 10000 FT-
EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-
DEL NORTE VICINITY/NORTHERN SAN LUIS VALLEY BELOW 8500 FT-
ALAMOSA VICINITY/CENTRAL SAN LUIS VALLEY BELOW 8500 FT-
SOUTHERN SAN LUIS VALLEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLIMAX...MOSQUITO PASS...LEADVILLE...
INDEPENDENCE PASS...MT ELBERT...MT MASSIVE...GRANITE...SALIDA...
BUENA VISTA...SARGENTS...BONANZA...NORTH PASS...SOUTH FORK...
CREEDE...CUMBRES PASS...WOLF CREEK PASS...CENTER...DEL NORTE...
ALAMOSA...MONTE VISTA...MANASSA...LA JARA...ANTONITO...SANFORD...
SAN LUIS...FORT GARLAND...BLANCA
1230 PM MDT TUE JUL 29 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT
TONIGHT...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF CENTRAL COLORADO AND SOUTH CENTRAL COLORADO...
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN CENTRAL COLORADO...EASTERN
SAWATCH RANGE...MOSQUITO RANGE AND UPPER ARKANSAS RIVER
VALLEY. IN SOUTH CENTRAL COLORADO...CENTRAL SAN LUIS VALLEY...
EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS...LA GARITA MOUNTAINS...NORTHERN
SAN LUIS VALLEY...SOUTHERN SAN LUIS VALLEY AND UPPER RIO
GRANDE VALLEY.

* UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT

* MONSOON MOISTURE WILL REMAIN OVER COLORADO TODAY. AN EMBEDDED
DISTURBANCE OVER WESTERN COLORADO WILL MOVE ACROSS THE REGION
TODAY ENHANCING THUNDERSTORM COVERAGE DURING THE AFTERNOON AND
EVENING HOURS. LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH
RAINFALL RATES OF UP TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR.

* FLOODING OF URBAN AREAS...CREEKS...STREAMS AND NORMALLY DRY
WASHES WILL BE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. 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.

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Flood Advisory
COC079-105-300130-
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MINERAL CO-RIO GRANDE CO-
438 PM MDT TUE JUL 29 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PUEBLO HAS ISSUED A

* ARROYO AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
SOUTHERN MINERAL COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL COLORADO... WEST CENTRAL
RIO GRANDE COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL COLORADO...INCLUDING THE WEST
FORK BURN SCAR COMPLEX.

* UNTIL 730 PM MDT

* AT 437 PM MDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN DUE TO
THUNDERSTORMS. THIS WILL CAUSE ARROYO AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING IN
THE ADVISORY AREA.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE... THE WEST
FORK BURN SCAR COMPLEX...SOUTH FORK...WOLF CREEK PASS AND WAGON
WHEEL GAP.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING STREAMS AND DRAINAGES...SIERRA CREEK...
SAN JUAN RIVER...RAINBOW CREEK...HOPE CREEK...COPPER CREEK...BLUE
CREEK...WEST FORK SAN JUAN RIVER...ALDER CREEK...PIERCE CREEK...
BEAVER CREEK...PASS CREEK...LEOPARD CREEK...FALL CREEK...CLEAR
CREEK...LAKE CREEK...WEST TROUT CREEK...CIMARRON CREEK...KELLY
CREEK...PARK CREEK...BURRO CREEK...SOUTH FORK RIO GRANDE...FISHER
CREEK...LIME CREEK...DEEP CREEK...IVY CREEK...KITTY CREEK...LANE
CREEK...SODA CREEK...GRANDE, RIO AND GOOSE CREEK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

JUST A SMALL AMOUNT OF RAINFALL ON A BURN SCAR CAN LEAD TO FLASH
FLOODING. WATER THAT IS NORMALLY ABSORBED BY THE SOILS AND
VEGETATION...RUNS OFF ALMOST INSTANTLY. THIS CAUSES CREEKS AND
DRAINAGE AREAS TO FLOOD AT A MUCH FASTER RATE THAN NORMAL. IN
ADDITION...THE SOILS IN A BURN SCAR BECOME UNSTABLE WHEN IT RAINS...
SOMETIMES RESULTING IN DEBRIS AND FALLING ROCK. ROADS CAN BE WASHED
OUT BY THE FORCE OF THE RUSHING WATER AND DEBRIS.

TO REPORT FLOODING...HAVE THE NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY RELAY
YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE.

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LAT...LON 3777 10714 3778 10682 3765 10656 3739 10681
3739 10685 3748 10705 3765 10705 3769 10714

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