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Current Watches and Warnings
Colorado, Northwestern San Juan Mountains
Flash Flood Watch
Statement as of 7:26 AM MDT on July 29, 2014
Expires 2:00 AM EDT on July 30, 2014
... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect from noon MDT today
through this evening...
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... Flattops... 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... eastern
Uinta Basin... eastern Uinta Mountains... La Sal and Abajo
Mountains and Tavaputs plateau.
* From noon MDT today through this evening
* flash flooding is possible this afternoon and evening due to
heavy rainfall from monsoonal moisture and another disturbance
that will move across northern and central Colorado and Utah.
Storms will also be slow moving further increasing flash
* Debris and mud flows will be possible especially near old burn
scars. Normally dry washes and small streams may fill rapidly.
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.
Statement as of 4:00 AM MDT on July 29, 2014
... Record daily rainfall in Grand Junction...
As of 4:00 am Tuesday morning, 0.75 inches of rain has fallen at the
Grand Junction regional Airport. This sets a new record for daily
rainfall received on July 29 in Grand Junction, breaking the
previous record of 0.72 inches from 1908.
Public Information Statement
Statement as of 8:00 AM MDT on July 29, 2014
The following are preliminary 24 hour rainfall reports from western
Colorado and eastern Utah, ending around 8 am Tuesday. Amounts are
Western Colorado and eastern Utah 24 hour Airport stations:
Grand Junction, 0.76.
Canyonlands Airport, 0.47.
Official climate stations of western colorado:
2 miles north of Paradox, 0.71.
Official climate stations of eastern utah:
Arches National Park Headquarters, 0.45.
5 miles northwest of Hotchkiss, 0.27.
1 mile east of Mesa, 0.30.
Castle Valley, 0.14.
4 miles northeast of Cedaredge, 0.32.
9 miles south of Durango, 0.31.
15 miles west of Montrose, 0.28.
Climate reference network sites of western colorado:
8 miles southeast of Cortez, 0.41.
11 miles northeast of Montrose, 0.28.
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