Weather Alert - Alamosa Vicinity/Central San Luis Valley Below 8500 Ft
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Saguache County East of Continental Divide Below 10000 Feet-
La Garita Mountains Above 10000 Feet-
Upper Rio Grande Valley/Eastern San Juan Mountains Below
10000 Feet-Eastern San Juan Mountains Above 10000 Feet-
Alamosa Vicinity/Central San Luis Valley Below 8500 Feet-
Southern San Luis Valley-
Including the cities of North Pass, South Fork, Creede,
Cumbres Pass, Wolf Creek Pass, Alamosa, Monte Vista, Manassa,
La Jara, Antonito, Sanford, San Luis, Fort Garland, and Blanca
106 PM MDT Sat Jun 15 2019


The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of central Colorado and south central Colorado,
including the following areas, in central Colorado, La Garita
Mountains. In south central Colorado, Central and Southern San
Luis Valley, Eastern San Juan Mountains, and Upper Rio Grande

* Through Monday afternoon

* Rapid snowmelt due to warm temperatures is causing high and
fast flows in area creeks, streams and rivers. Snowmelt over
the next several days will add more water, and the potential
for flooding.

* Minor to moderate flooding will be possible.


A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.


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Hydrologic Statement
National Weather Service Pueblo Co
832 AM MDT Sat Jun 15 2019

...Water levels are running high along the Upper Rio Grande River at
Del Norte...Alamosa...

Additional snow melt across the high country will continue to lead to
high flows on area rivers.

River levels are expected to remain within banks...but the high flows
will still be dangerous. Those participating in activities near the
water are advised to use extreme caution. Strong currents could
quickly become a safety hazard.

Following is the latest available information...

Rio Grande River Near Del Norte...
* At 8:01 AM Saturday the stage was 5.3 feet.
* Flood stage is 5.5 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.

Rio Grande River At Alamosa...
* At 7:30 AM Saturday the stage was 8.7 feet.
* Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.

High flows are not uncommon this time of year...but they still pose a
serious threat to persons in or near the water. Each year...high
flows result in mishaps that are sometimes fatal.

Stay away from the banks of rivers and streams. During high water...
saturated banks can easily break off and fall into potentially
deadly...fast flowing water.

Stay tuned to your National Weather Service in Pueblo for the latest
information. For the latest hydrologic forecasts and warnings...visit
the National Weather Service in Pueblo at weather.gov/pueblo. You can
link directly to the hydrology page by clicking on Rivers and Lakes
above the map.

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Flood Warning
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
1005 AM MDT Fri Jun 14 2019


Rio Grande CO-Mineral CO-
1005 AM MDT Fri Jun 14 2019

The National Weather Service in Pueblo has extended the

* Flood Warning for...
Snowmelt in...
Southwestern Rio Grande County in south central Colorado...
Mineral County in south central Colorado...

* Until 1030 AM MDT Monday.

* High water will continue across the region due to snowmelt through
the weekend.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Del Norte, South Fork, Creede and Wagon Wheel Gap.


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

Stay away or be swept away. River banks and culverts can become
unstable and unsafe.


LAT...LON 3770 10625 3751 10637 3742 10654 3740 10712
3793 10712 3794 10692 3782 10670 3774 10659


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