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Colorado, Animas River Basin

Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 10:23 PM MDT on September 21, 2014

Expires 11:00 AM EDT on September 22, 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.



Weather Severe Map
Alaska - Areal Flood Advisory
Arizona - Areal Flood Advisory
Arkansas - Flood Warning
California - Dense Smoke Advisory , Fire Weather Watch , Record Report
Colorado - Flash Flood Watch , Record Report
Florida - Flood Warning , Hydrologic Statement
Georgia - Public Information Statement
Hawaii - Record Report
Idaho - Air Quality Alert
Iowa - Special Statement
Maine - Dense Fog Advisory
Massachusetts - High Surf Advisory , Special Statement
Michigan - Frost Advisory , Public Information Statement
Minnesota - Special Statement
Nevada - Dense Smoke Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
New Hampshire - Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement
New Mexico - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory
Ohio - Coastal Hazard Statement
Oregon - Fire Weather Watch , Record Report
Pennsylvania - Coastal Hazard Statement
Rhode Island - High Surf Advisory , Special Statement
South Carolina - Public Information Statement
Texas - Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch , Air Quality Alert
Utah - Public Information Statement
Washington - Record Report
Wisconsin - Frost Advisory , Special Statement
Wyoming - Special Statement , Public Information Statement
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