Garfield County, CO
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Flash Flood Watch
COZ006-UTZ027-282200-
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GRAND VALLEY-ARCHES/GRAND FLAT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GRAND JUNCTION...FRUITA...PALISADE...
MOAB...CASTLE VALLEY...THOMPSON SPRINGS
434 AM MDT MON JUL 28 2014

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS EXPANDED THE

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH TO INCLUDE PORTIONS OF WEST CENTRAL COLORADO
AND EAST CENTRAL UTAH...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN
WEST CENTRAL COLORADO...GRAND VALLEY. IN EAST CENTRAL UTAH...
ARCHES/GRAND FLAT.

* FROM NOON MDT TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING

* FLASH FLOODING IS POSSIBLE MONDAY DUE TO HEAVY RAINFALL FROM
MONSOONAL MOISTURE AND A DISTURBANCE THAT WILL MOVE NORTH OVER
THE AREA. STORMS WILL ALSO BE SLOW MOVING FURTHER INCREASING
FLASH FLOODING RISKS.

* DEBRIS AND MUD FLOWS WILL BE POSSIBLE ESPECIALLY NEAR OLD BURN
SCARS.

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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Flash Flood Watch
COZ009-011-012-014-017>023-UTZ022-028-029-282200-
/O.CON.KGJT.FF.A.0004.140728T1800Z-140729T0600Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS-
CENTRAL GUNNISON AND UNCOMPAHGRE RIVER BASIN-
WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS-UPPER GUNNISON RIVER VALLEY-
UNCOMPAHGRE PLATEAU AND DALLAS DIVIDE-
NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
PARADOX VALLEY/LOWER DOLORES RIVER-
FOUR CORNERS/UPPER DOLORES RIVER-ANIMAS RIVER BASIN-
SAN JUAN RIVER BASIN-SOUTHEAST UTAH-LA SAL AND ABAJO MOUNTAINS-
CANYONLANDS/NATURAL BRIDGES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SKYWAY...CEDAREDGE...DELTA...
HOTCHKISS...MONTROSE...CRESTED BUTTE...TAYLOR PARK...MARBLE...
GUNNISON...CIMARRON...RIDGWAY...GLADE PARK...OURAY...TELLURIDE...
LAKE CITY...SILVERTON...RICO...HESPERUS...GATEWAY...NUCLA...
CORTEZ...DOVE CREEK...MANCOS...DURANGO...BAYFIELD...IGNACIO...
PAGOSA SPRINGS AND VICINITY...BLANDING...BLUFF...MEXICAN HAT...
MONTICELLO AND VICINITY
434 AM MDT MON JUL 28 2014

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

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF COLORADO AND SOUTHEAST UTAH...INCLUDING THE
FOLLOWING AREAS...IN COLORADO...ANIMAS RIVER BASIN...CENTRAL
GUNNISON AND UNCOMPAHGRE RIVER BASIN...FOUR CORNERS/UPPER
DOLORES RIVER...GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS...NORTHWEST SAN
JUAN MOUNTAINS...PARADOX VALLEY/LOWER DOLORES RIVER...SAN JUAN
RIVER BASIN...SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS...UNCOMPAHGRE
PLATEAU AND DALLAS DIVIDE...UPPER GUNNISON RIVER VALLEY AND
WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS. IN SOUTHEAST UTAH...
CANYONLANDS/NATURAL BRIDGES...LA SAL AND ABAJO MOUNTAINS AND
SOUTHEAST UTAH.

* FROM NOON MDT TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING

* FLASH FLOODING IS POSSIBLE MONDAY DUE TO HEAVY RAINFALL FROM
MONSOONAL MOISTURE AND A DISTURBANCE THAT WILL MOVE NORTH OVER
THE AREA. STORMS WILL ALSO BE SLOW MOVING FURTHER INCREASING
FLASH FLOODING RISKS.

* DEBRIS AND MUD FLOWS WILL BE POSSIBLE ESPECIALLY NEAR OLD BURN
SCARS INCLUDING THE PAPOOSE BURN SCAR.

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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Special Weather Statement
COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-282215-
LOWER YAMPA RIVER BASIN-CENTRAL YAMPA RIVER BASIN-
ROAN AND TAVAPUTS PLATEAUS-ELKHEAD AND PARK MOUNTAINS-
UPPER YAMPA RIVER BASIN-GRAND VALLEY-DEBEQUE TO SILT CORRIDOR-
CENTRAL COLORADO RIVER BASIN-GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS-
GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-
CENTRAL GUNNISON AND UNCOMPAHGRE RIVER BASIN-
WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS-FLATTOPS-
UPPER GUNNISON RIVER VALLEY-UNCOMPAHGRE PLATEAU AND DALLAS DIVIDE-
NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
PARADOX VALLEY/LOWER DOLORES RIVER-
FOUR CORNERS/UPPER DOLORES RIVER-ANIMAS RIVER BASIN-
SAN JUAN RIVER BASIN-SOUTHEAST UTAH-EASTERN UINTA MOUNTAINS-
EASTERN UINTA BASIN-TAVAPUTS PLATEAU-ARCHES/GRAND FLAT-
LA SAL AND ABAJO MOUNTAINS-CANYONLANDS/NATURAL BRIDGES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...RANGELY...DINOSAUR...CRAIG...HAYDEN...
MEEKER...RIO BLANCO...COLUMBINE...TOPONAS...
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS AND VICINITY...GRAND JUNCTION...FRUITA...
PALISADE...RIFLE...SILT...PARACHUTE...MESA...GLENWOOD SPRINGS...
EAGLE...CARBONDALE...SKYWAY...ASPEN...VAIL...SNOWMASS...
CEDAREDGE...DELTA...HOTCHKISS...MONTROSE...CRESTED BUTTE...
TAYLOR PARK...MARBLE...BUFORD...TRAPPERS LAKE...GUNNISON...
CIMARRON...RIDGWAY...GLADE PARK...OURAY...TELLURIDE...LAKE CITY...
SILVERTON...RICO...HESPERUS...GATEWAY...NUCLA...CORTEZ...
DOVE CREEK...MANCOS...DURANGO...BAYFIELD...IGNACIO...
PAGOSA SPRINGS AND VICINITY...BLANDING...BLUFF...MEXICAN HAT...
MANILA...DUTCH JOHN...VERNAL...JENSEN...BALLARD...FORT DUCHESNE...
RANDLETT...MOAB...CASTLE VALLEY...THOMPSON SPRINGS...
MONTICELLO AND VICINITY
335 AM MDT MON JUL 28 2014

...HEAVY RAIN FROM SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY...

THERE IS THE POTENTIAL OF VERY HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS EASTERN UTAH
AND WESTERN COLORADO THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY AS DEEP
MONSOONAL MOISTURE SPREADS OVER THE AREA. THE HEAVIEST RAINFALL IS
EXPECTED OVER SOUTHEAST UTAH AND SOUTHWEST COLORADO THIS AFTERNOON
AND EVENING. THE CHANCE FOR HEAVY RAINFALL INCREASES AND BECOMES
MORE WIDESPREAD ACROSS ALL OF EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN COLORADO
TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING AS A STRONGER DISTURBANCE MOVES
THROUGH THE AREA. STORMS WILL BE SLOW MOVING SO LOCALIZED
FLOODING WILL BE POSSIBLE. NORMALLY DRY WASHES AND CREEK BEDS
COULD FLOW AND CREATE RUNNING WATER ACROSS LOW-LYING ROADS.
LOCALIZED DEBRIS FLOWS OR FALLING ROCKS WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE IN
STEEP TERRAIN AREAS SUSCEPTIBLE TO RUNOFF PROBLEMS.

PLEASE REPORT ANY HEAVY RAIN...FLOODING ISSUES...OR SEVERE WEATHER
ISSUES TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION. FOR
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...CHECK OUT THE ONLINE WEATHER BRIEFING
AVAILABLE ON OUR WEB SITE AT HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GJT OR ON OUR
FACEBOOK AND YOUTUBE PAGES.

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