... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect from noon MDT today through this evening...
The Flash Flood Watch continues for
* portions of Colorado and Utah... including the following areas... in Colorado... Animas river basin... central Colorado River Basin... central Gunnison and Uncompahgre River basin... central Yampa River basin... Debeque to Silt Corridor... Elkhead and park mountains... Flattops... Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain valleys... Grand Valley... grand and Battlement mesas... lower Yampa River basin... northwest San Juan Mountains... Paradox Valley/lower Dolores River... Roan and Tavaputs plateaus... San Juan River basin... southwest San Juan Mountains... Uncompahgre Plateau and Dallas Divide... upper Gunnison River Valley... upper Yampa River basin and west Elk and Sawatch mountains. In Utah... arches/Grand Flat... eastern Uinta Basin... eastern Uinta Mountains... La Sal and Abajo Mountains and Tavaputs plateau.
* From noon MDT today through this evening
* flash flooding is possible this afternoon and evening due to heavy rainfall from monsoonal moisture and another disturbance that will move across northern and central Colorado and Utah. Storms will also be slow moving further increasing flash flooding risks.
* Debris and mud flows will be possible especially near old burn scars. Normally dry washes and small streams may fill rapidly.
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.
Statement as of 4:00 am MDT on July 29, 2014
... Record daily rainfall in Grand Junction...
As of 4:00 am Tuesday morning, 0.75 inches of rain has fallen at the Grand Junction regional Airport. This sets a new record for daily rainfall received on July 29 in Grand Junction, breaking the previous record of 0.72 inches from 1908.
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Statement as of 1:26 PM MDT on July 29, 2014
The following are preliminary 24 hour precipitation reports from western Colorado and eastern Utah, ending around 8 am Tuesday. Rainfall amounts are in inches.
Western Colorado and eastern Utah 24 hour stations:
Black Canyon National Park, 0.33. 2 miles southwest of Collbran, 0.44. Colorado National Monument, 0.55. Cortez, 0.20. Crested Butte, 0.43. 3 miles east of Delta, 0.12. Durango, 1.60. 17 miles west of Glade Park, 0.72. 3 miles southwest of Gunnison, 0.16. Mesa Verde National Park, 1.21. Montrose #2, 0.53. Ouray, 0.35. Palisade, 0.71. 1 mile southwest of Paonia, 0.28. 2 miles north of Paradox, 0.71. Ridgway, 0.42. Shoshone, 0.58.
Official climate stations of eastern utah:
Arches National Park Headquarters, 0.45. Canyonlands-the neck district, 0.51.
Collbran, 0.39. 5 miles south of Durango, 0.23. 5 miles northwest of Hotchkiss, 0.27. 1 mile east of Mesa, 0.30. 6 miles south of Mesa, 1.12. Castle Valley, 0.14. 4 miles northeast of Cedaredge, 0.32. 9 miles south of Durango, 0.31. 5 miles northwest of Mack, 0.14. 15 miles west of Montrose, 0.28.
Climate reference network sites of western colorado:
8 miles southeast of Cortez, 0.41. 11 miles northeast of Montrose, 0.34.