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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
443 AM MDT FRI JUL 1 2016

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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-FLAT TOPS-
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-
443 AM MDT FRI JUL 1 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN
COLORADO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL TRACK
EASTWARD ACROSS THE EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN COLORADO TODAY AND
TONIGHT. A NUMBER OF THESE STORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF GENERATING
EXCESSIVE RAINFALL...ESPECIALLY OVER SOUTHEAST UTAH AND SOUTHWEST
COLORADO. THE SLOW MOVEMENT OF HEAVY RAIN PRODUCING CELLS OVER
SATURATED GROUND MAY RESULT IN FLASH FLOODING, AND IN STEEP
TERRAIN, MUD AND ROCK SLIDES.

MEANWHILE...RIVERS WILL ALSO CONTINUE RUNNING HIGH FROM CONTINUED
SNOWMELT RUNOFF, ESPECIALLY THE GREEN RIVER IN NORTHEAST UTAH AND
EXTREME NORTHWEST COLORADO.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

SATURDAY...SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...
MAINLY DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING...ARE EXPECTED TO
PERSIST. LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING FROM STORMS PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN
REMAINS A THREAT.

SUNDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...EXPECT THUNDERSTORMS...MAINLY OVER THE
HIGHER TERRAIN...EACH AFTERNOON AND EVENING. COVERAGE OF STORMS
WILL BE DECREASING DURING THIS PERIOD.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED TODAY OR TONIGHT...HOWEVER
SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO RELAY RAINFALL AMOUNTS OR ANY OBSERVED
FLOODING TO THE GRAND JUNCTION FORECAST OFFICE.

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Flash Flood Watch

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
430 AM MDT FRI JUL 1 2016

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NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
ANIMAS RIVER BASIN-SAN JUAN RIVER BASIN-
430 AM MDT FRI JUL 1 2016

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON MDT TODAY THROUGH 9 PM
THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS EXPANDED THE

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH TO INCLUDE A PORTION OF SOUTHWEST COLORADO...
   INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...ANIMAS RIVER BASIN...
  NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS...SAN JUAN RIVER BASIN AND
  SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS.

* FROM NOON MDT TODAY THROUGH 9 PM THIS EVENING

* A DISTURBANCE APPROACHING FROM THE SOUTHWEST FUELED BY ABUNDANT
  MONSOON MOISTURE WILL BRING SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
  THUNDERSTORMS TO THE AREA TODAY. SLOW MOVING STORMS GENERATING
  EXCESSIVE RAINFALL MOVING OVER SATURATED SOILS COULD RESULT IN
  FLASH FLOODING.

* NORMALLY DRY WASHES...SMALL STREAMS...SLOT CANYONS...ARROYOS AND
  BURN SCARS WILL BE MOST PRONE TO FLASH FLOODING. IN ADDITION...
  ROCKS AND/OR MUD MAY BE DEPOSITED ON ROADWAYS IN AREAS OF STEEP
  TERRAIN.

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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