National Weather Service

Watches, Warnings & Advisories
NWS Homepage

2 products issued by NWS for: Montrose CO
Share |

Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
147 PM MDT Sun Jul 15 2018

Lower Yampa River Basin-Central Yampa River Basin-
Roan and Tavaputs Plateaus-Elkhead and Park Mountains-
Upper Yampa River Basin-Grand Valley-Debeque to Silt Corridor-
Central Colorado River Basin-Grand and Battlement Mesas-
Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys-
Central Gunnison and Uncompahgre River Basin-
West Elk and Sawatch Mountains-Flat Tops-
Upper Gunnison River Valley-Uncompahgre Plateau and Dallas Divide-
Northwest San Juan Mountains-Southwest San Juan Mountains-
Paradox Valley/Lower Dolores River-
Four Corners/Upper Dolores River-Animas River Basin-
San Juan River Basin-Southeast Utah-Eastern Uinta Mountains-
Eastern Uinta Basin-Tavaputs Plateau-Arches/Grand Flat-
La Sal and Abajo Mountains-Canyonlands/Natural Bridges-
147 PM MDT Sun Jul 15 2018

This hazardous weather outlook is for eastern Utah and western

.DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight

Scattered to numerous thunderstorms will continue over the higher
terrain well into the evening. Severe weather is not expected,
however some cells will be capable of generating excessive
rainfall which may lead to rock fall and debris flows in steep
terrain. Fresh burn scars, most notably from the 416, Burro and
Lake Christine fires are particularly susceptible to debris flows
and flash flooding.

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the southern mountains of
Colorado and the 416 and Lake Christine burn scars.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Monday through Saturday

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the 416 Fire burn scar area
Monday afternoon and evening. Though the chance of storms will
decrease across most of the area, enough moisture will remain over
southwest Colorado for scattered thunderstorm development on the
south side of the San Juan Mountains. These could produce locally
heavy rain over the 416 burn scar area.

Isolated to scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms will be
possible each day the rest of the week, mainly over the


Spotter activation will not be needed.


Flash Flood Warning

Flash Flood Statement
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
354 PM MDT SUN JUL 15 2018

Ouray CO-San Miguel CO-Montrose CO-
354 PM MDT SUN JUL 15 2018


At 350 PM MDT, Doppler radar indicated showers and thunderstorms
producing moderate rain across the warned area and estimated that
between 1.5 and 2.5 inches of rain has fallen since 130 pm.

Excessive rainfall over the warned area has caused and will continue
to cause high stream flow, and water and mud flows on Highways 62
and 145. The mud slides can consist of rock, mud, vegetation and
other loose materials. People near Leopard Creek and McKenzie Creek
should be on alert for flash flooding in those creek basins.

Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Fall Creek and Placerville.

This includes the following highways...
 Colorado 62 between mile markers 1 and 13.
 Colorado 145 between mile markers 83 and 96.


Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, country roads, farmland and other low lying

Heavy rainfall triggers rockslides, mudslides and debris flows in
steep terrain.

A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring.
If you are in the warned area move to higher ground immediately.
Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate
precautions to protect life and property.


LAT...LON 3804 10816 3813 10822 3820 10797 3810 10787
      3800 10806



U.S. Dept. of Commerce
NOAA National Weather Service
1325 East West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Page last modified: May 16, 2007
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE: for Safety, for Work, for Fun - FOR LIFE