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Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 3:42 AM MDT on September 22, 2014

Expires 11:00 AM EDT on September 22, 2014


The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a

* Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for...
southeastern La Plata County in southwest Colorado...

* until 645 am MDT

* at 337 am MDT... Doppler radar... automated rain gauges and trained
weather spotters reported moderate to heavy rain due to
thunderstorms. This will cause Urban and Small Stream flooding in
the advisory area... especially the Durango vicinity.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Durango... Bayfield... Ignacio... Tiffany... Oxford... Bondad...
Vallecito... Trimble... Hermosa... Falfa and Allison.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Heavy rainfall will cause ponding of water in urban areas and
roadways..including highways 550 and 160. The excessive runoff will
also cause minor flooding of small creeks and streams... as well as
ranch and country roads.

Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the
roadway. The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross
safely.


Lat... Lon 3744 10751 3701 10750 3701 10805 3746 10792


Cuoco


1023 PM MDT sun Sep 21 2014

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until 9 am MDT Monday...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of south central Colorado and southwest Colorado...
including the following areas... in south central Colorado...
San Juan River basin. In southwest Colorado... Animas river
basin and southwest San Juan Mountains.

* Until 9 am MDT Monday

* widespread rain showers are expected tonight across portions
of southwest Colorado. Locally heavy rainfall is possible from
the Mancos ridge eastward through La Plata... Archuleta... San
Juan... and Hinsdale counties.

* Portions of La Plata County including Durango have saturated
soils from recent heavy rain. Any significant rainfall tonight
may produce runoff problems or flooding.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

Monitor the latest forecasts and statements from the National
Weather Service and be prepared to take action should flash flood
warnings be issued.




Local Storm Report



09/21/2014 0600 am

2 miles WSW of Oxford, La Plata County.

Heavy rain m1.41 inch, reported by ASOS.


            Corrected for rainfall amount... .rainfall over the last
            6 hours since midnight at the Durango La Plata County
            Airport.





09/21/2014 0600 am

2 miles WSW of Oxford, La Plata County.

Heavy rain m1.42 inch, reported by ASOS.


            Rainfall over the last 6 hours since midnight at the
            Durango La Plata County Airport.





09/21/2014 0600 am

5 miles SW of Trimble, La Plata County.

Heavy rain m1.71 inch, reported by mesonet.


            Rainfall over the last 6 hours since midnight





09/21/2014 0600 am

1 miles SW of Durango, La Plata County.

Heavy rain m1.73 inch, reported by mesonet.


            Rainfall over the last 6 hours since midnight.





09/21/2014 0428 am

1 miles SW of Durango, La Plata County.

Heavy rain m1.57 inch, reported by mesonet.


            Rainfall total since 1 am.





09/21/2014 0400 am

Durango, La Plata County.

Flash flood, reported by law enforcement.


            Flooding occuring due to very heavy rain in Durango and
            north of town. Highway 550 was closed north of Durango
            near Animas view drive due to flooding and Rockslides.
            Manhole covers blown off in Durango. Rain started around
            130 am.



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