Crestone Weather Center
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

Crestone, Colorado

 

Warnings, Watches and Advisories:

 

Flash Flood Watch

 

 

URGENT WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
604 AM MDT Sat Jun 15 2019

FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM MDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS EVENING..

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of central Colorado and southeast Colorado, including the following areas, in central Colorado, Fremont County. In southeast Colorado, Huerfano County, the San Luis Valley, the Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the Wet Mountain Valley, Wet Mountains, Saguache County East of Continental Divide Below 10000 Feet, La Garita Mountains Above 10000 Feet, Upper Rio Grande Valley/Eastern San Juan Mountains .

* Moist unstable air will move over the east slopes of the southern mountains this afternoon and evening. Thunderstorms are expected to develop, and will have the potential to produce heavy rain.

* People who live in or near the Hayden Pass, Junkins and Spring burn scars should keep a very close eye on the weather Saturday afternoon and evening, and be prepared to evacuate if heavy rain develops over the burn scar areas.

Snowmelt will continue to produce high flows in creeks, streams and rivers across the southwest mountains and portions of the San Luis Valley...

Snowmelt in the high country is causing many creeks, streams and rivers in the southwest mountains, and portions of the San Luis Valley, to run high and fast, with some areas reporting flooding. With warm temperatures persisting, the snowmelt will continue, and could cause flooding the next several days.

In addition, heavy rain will be possible over the southern mountains this afternoon and evening. This heavy rain will lead to the potential of flash flooding if it falls over the Spring, Junkins, and Hayden Pass 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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