Posted on July 7, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Recent burn areas especially susceptible to floods and mudslides
A NOAA satellite image shows the flow of monsoonal moisture streaming northward from Mexico over New Mexico and Colorado.
A flash flood watch has been issued for large parts of the Colorado high country. Click to visit the NWS forecast page.
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — What a difference the monsoon makes. After several weeks of parched conditions and extreme fire danger, a big slice of the Colorado high country is suddenly facing a new threat.
Slow-moving thunderstorms could drop up to two inches of rain on ground that’s either saturated with moisture or scarred by recent wildfires, leading to potentially dangerous flash floods, especially in the Four Mile, the Waldo Canyon and High Park burn scars, according to a flash flood watch issued by the National Weather Service. (more…)
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Posted on July 12, 2011 by Bob Berwyn
Heavy rains expected today, with drying trend the next few days
Flash flood watch in effect through midnight across much of Colorado.
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — A flash flood watch is in effect through midnight across large parts of Colorado, as another surge of deep monsoonal moisture from the south brings a good chance of moderate heavy rains to much of the state.
With the ground already saturated in many areas, persistent rain could trigger dangerous high flows in some rivers and streams, as well as rock and mudslides in steeper canyons and hillsides.
Other areas of concern named specifically by the NWS are Piceance Creek in Rio Blanco County, areas south of Highway 82 between Glenwood Springs and Aspen and route 133 south of Carbondale as well as areas south of Gateway along Route 141 and Route 50 south of Delta. (more…)
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