510  
WGUS65 KGJT 171835  
FFAGJT  
 
FLOOD WATCH  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO  
1235 PM MDT TUE JUL 17 2018  
 
COZ019-022-180300-  
/O.CON.KGJT.FF.A.0011.000000T0000Z-180718T0300Z/  
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/  
SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-ANIMAS RIVER BASIN-  
1235 PM MDT TUE JUL 17 2018  
 
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS  
EVENING...  
 
THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR  
 
* A PORTION OF SOUTHWEST COLORADO, INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING  
AREAS, ANIMAS RIVER BASIN AND SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS.  
 
* UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING  
 
* NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS ARE FORECASTING THE  
POSSIBILITY OF HEAVY RAINFALL OVER THE 416 FIRE BURN SCAR,  
WHICH MAY LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING AND DEBRIS FLOWS.  
 
* THE POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY RAINFALL OVER THE 416 WILDFIRE BURN  
SCAR IS OF PARTICULAR CONCERN DUE TO THE THREAT OF DEBRIS  
FLOWS AND FLASH FLOODING. RESIDENTS NEAR THIS WILDFIRE BURN  
SCAR AND ALONG THE HIGHWAY 550 CORRIDOR NEAR HERMOSA SHOULD  
PREPARE FOR POTENTIAL FLOODING IMPACTS. ELSEWHERE, BE PREPARED  
FOR FLASH FLOODING AND DEBRIS FLOWS ON MANY AREA HIGHWAYS AND  
ROADS. BE SURE TO STAY UP TO DATE WITH INFORMATION FROM LOCAL  
AUTHORITIES.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
LOCAL EMERGENCY SERVICES PERSONNEL ARE MONITORING THE SITUATION  
AND WILL ISSUE A PUBLIC STATEMENT AS CONDITIONS WARRANT. PLAN NOW  
SO YOU WILL KNOW WHAT TO DO IN AN EMERGENCY. KEEP INFORMED BY  
LISTENING TO LOCAL RADIO AND TELEVISION FOR STATEMENTS AND  
POSSIBLE WARNINGS. FOLLOW THE ADVICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICIALS  
AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE  
ISSUED.  
 

 
 

 
 
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