UPDATE: 8/5/2016 – Flash Flood Watch Issued 4:00PM-Midnight

UPDATE: The Flash Flood Watch has been updated with respect to the time frame, and is now in effect from 4:00pm to midnight today.

A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for El Paso county, including our UCCS campus, from 12:00pm to midnight on Friday, August, 5, 2016.  A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions are favorable for flash flooding to occur.

* FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING * MONSOON MOISTURE WILL SPREAD ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS INTO THE AREA WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL AND FLASH FLOODING FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. * AREAS IN AROUND BURN SCARS WILL BE HIGHLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO FLASH FLOODING WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR MUD AND ASH FLOWS. ROCK SLIDES WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH HEAVY RAINFALL IN AREAS WITH STEEP TERRAIN AND URBAN AREAS AND LOCATIONS WITH POOR DRAINAGE COULD ALSO EXPERIENCE FLASH 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. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

7/1/16 – Flash Flood Watch Issued 12:00pm to Midnight

UPDATE: The Flash Flood Watch has been cancelled. (8:00pm)

A Flash Flood WATCH  has been issued from 12:00pm – midnight today:

  • Stay alert for changing weather conditions, including heavy rain
  • Have a way to receive warning information
  • Avoid low-lying areas and water covered roadways if flooding or flash flooding occur

Be aware, have a plan, and take action if needed.  For more forecast information, visit www.weather.gov/pub

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued until 8:15pm…large hail and damaging winds possible. Seek shelter indoors until the storm has passed.

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