Watches, Warnings, and Advisories

Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Central and South Weld County (COZ043) Colorado Issued by the National Weather Service

 

Flash Flood Watch Flash Flood Watch - Central and South Weld County (Colorado)


Updated:Tue, 29-Jul-2014 10:23pm MDT
Effective:Tue, 29-Jul-2014 10:23pm MDT
Expires:Wed, 30-Jul-2014 6:00pm MDT
Severity:Severe
Urgency:Expected
Certainty:Possible
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Boulder And Jefferson Counties Below 6000 Feet, West Broomfield County; Central and East Adams and Arapahoe Counties; Central and South Weld County; Central and Southeast Park County; Elbert, Central and East Douglas Counties Above 6000 Feet; Jefferson and West Douglas Counties Above 6000 Feet, Gilpin, Clear Creek, Northeast Park Counties Below 9000 Feet; Larimer County Below 6000 Feet, Northwest Weld County; Larimer and Boulder Counties Between 6000 and 9000 Feet; Morgan County; North Douglas County Below 6000 Feet, Denver, West Adams and Arapahoe Counties, East Broomfield County; North and Northeast Elbert County Below 6000 Feet, North Lincoln County; Northeast Weld County; South and East Jackson, Larimer, North and Northeast Grand, Northwest Boulder Counties Above 9000 Feet; South and Southeast Grand, West Central and Southwest Boulder, Gilpin, Clear Creek, Summit, North and West Park Counties Above 9000 Feet; Southeast Elbert County Below 6000 Feet, South Lincoln County; Washington County
 
Instructions: A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. Be prepared to evacuate low lying areas and move to higher ground should flooding develop or a warning be issued. Be aware of the flooding danger today...stay out of flooded areas and do not drive on flooded roads.

Message summary: ...flash flooding still possible for the front range and eastern plains through wednesday afternoon...
.a very moist airmass with light winds aloft will linger over the area through wednesday afternoon. Although the threat of flash flooding has decreased tonight more showers and thunderstorms are expected again on wednesday as another trough passes over the state. Thus there will still be a threat of heavy rain and some flooding...though the risk will be lower than what occurred tuesday afternoon and evening.
...flash flood watch remains in effect through wednesday afternoon...
The flash flood watch continues for
* portions of central colorado...east central colorado...north central colorado and northeast colorado...including the following areas...in central colorado...central and southeast park county...jefferson and west douglas counties above 6000 feet/gilpin/clear creek/northeast park counties below 9000 feet and south and southeast grand/west central and southwest boulder/gilpin/clear creek/summit/north and west park counties above 9000 feet. In east central colorado...north and northeast elbert county below 6000 feet/north lincoln county and southeast elbert county below 6000 feet/south lincoln county. In north central colorado...larimer county below 6000 feet/northwest weld county...larimer and boulder counties between 6000 and 9000 feet and south and east jackson/larimer/north and northeast grand/northwest boulder counties above 9000 feet. In northeast colorado...boulder and jefferson counties below 6000 feet/west broomfield county...
Central and east adams and arapahoe counties...central and south weld county...elbert/central and east douglas counties above 6000 feet...morgan county...north douglas county below 6000 feet/denver/west adams and arapahoe counties/east broomfield county...northeast weld county and washington county.
* through wednesday afternoon
* widespread showers and a few thunderstorms may produce additional rain amounts from one half inch to one inch overnight. Another round of showers and a few thunderstorms is expected on wednesday which may lead to some additonal heavy rainfall.
* flash flooding of low lying areas...creeks and streams may occur in a few locations again on wednesday. Rock and mud slides will be possible in the foothills. If you live in flood prone areas or will be traveling...stay alert to the latest warnings and be prepared for rapidly rising water levels.
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