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Colorado, Central Yampa River Basin

Special Statement

Statement as of 8:04 AM MDT on September 21, 2014

Expires 6:00 PM EDT on September 21, 2014


... Wet weather to continue through Monday...

A strong surge of moisture worked through southwest Colorado early
Sunday morning. This area of showers will lift through west
central Colorado through the remainder of the morning. Sunday
afternoon... widespread showers with locally heavy rain will favor
eastern Utah and far northwest Colorado.

Tonight the next round of heavy showers will move into the
Durango area and the greater San Juan mountain region.

Drier air will begin to work into southeast Utah on Monday but
showers and thunderstorms will continue over portions of western
Colorado through Monday evening.

Localized flooding is possible across the region through Monday
evening. Never drive through running water.


1149 PM MDT Sat Sep 20 2014

... Wetter weather expected through Monday...

After a significant period of dry weather... subtropical moisture
will spread back up into eastern Utah and western Colorado from
the south beginning today. Showers and thunderstorms will be
widespread across the area today... with locally heavy rainfall
possible through this evening.

This wet pattern is expected to continue into Monday... though
rainfall will favor the mountains. Additionally... rainfall amounts
on Monday should be less than today. Drier air is then expected
to begin moving into southeast Utah by late Monday morning... and
then encompass all of eastern Utah and western Colorado by Monday
night.

The anticipated clouds and showers will keep daytime temperatures
today and Monday lower than the past few days... though the
maximum temperatures both days are still expected to remain above
normal at most locations.


Public Information Statement

Statement as of 8:00 AM MDT on September 21, 2014


The following are preliminary 24 hour precipitation reports from
western Colorado and eastern Utah, ending around 8 am Sunday.
Rainfall amounts are in inches.


Western Colorado and eastern Utah 24 hour stations:

Cortez, 0.19.
Durango, 1.41.
Montrose, 0.12.


Official climate stations of western colorado:

8 miles east of Ignacio, 0.21.
Ouray, 0.18.
Silverton, 1.12.


Climate reference network sites of western colorado:

8 miles southeast of Cortez, 0.43.
11 miles northeast of Montrose, 0.23.



********************Storm total precipitation********************

Location storm total time/date comments
                     precipitation of
                     /inches/ measurement

Colorado

... La Plata County...
   1 SW Durango 1.73 600 am 9/21 mesonet
   5 SW Trimble 1.71 600 am 9/21 mesonet
   2 WSW Oxford 1.41 600 am 9/21 ASOS

... San Juan County...
   Silverton 1.12 700 am 9/21 rainfall last 24 hours


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