National Weather Service: Flash Flood Watch

Gunnison, CO

Current Conditions

Clear

63 °F

Clear

10 mph from the North

50 °F

30.46 in

63%

10.0 miles

Gunnison, CO

Updated — 6:15 PM MDT on July 28, 2014

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Forecast for Gunnison (81230)

Flash Flood Watch in effect until midnight MDT tonight...
Flash Flood Watch in effect from Tuesday afternoon through Tuesday evening...
Monday
tstorms
T-storms
H 77° / L 52°
Tuesday
chancetstorms
Chance of T-storms
H 73° / L 50°
Wednesday
chancetstorms
Chance of T-storms
H 72° / L 48°
Thursday
partlycloudy
Partly Cloudy
H 75° / L 48°
Friday
clear
Clear
H 73° / L 48°
Monday

Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers, then a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 77F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

Tuesday

Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain, then a chance of a thunderstorm and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 73F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

Tuesday Night

Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the evening, then partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

Wednesday

Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the evening, then clear. Low of 48F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

Thursday

Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 75F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Low of 48F. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph.

Friday

Partly cloudy. High of 73F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 15 mph.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy. Low of 48F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the ENE after midnight.

Statement as of 3:55 PM MDT on July 28, 2014

Flash Flood Watch


... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until midnight MDT
tonight...
... Flash Flood Watch in effect from Tuesday afternoon through
Tuesday evening...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of Colorado and Utah... including the following
areas... in Colorado... Animas river basin... central Gunnison
and Uncompahgre River basin... Grand Valley... 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 Utah... arches/Grand Flat and La Sal and Abajo
Mountains.

* Until midnight MDT tonight

* flash flooding is possible this evening 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.

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.


The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of Colorado and Utah...
including the following areas... in Colorado... Animas river
basin... central Gunnison and Uncompahgre River basin... Grand
Valley... 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 Utah... arches/Grand Flat
and La Sal and Abajo Mountains.

* From Tuesday afternoon through Tuesday evening

* flash flooding is possible Tuesday afternoon and evening due to
heavy rainfall from monsoonal moisture and another 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.

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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