Four Corners/Upper Dolores River Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Flash Flood Watch
Statement as of 04:34 AM MDT on Juli 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 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.

Special Statement
Statement as of 03:35 AM MDT on Juli 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.