Monthly Archives: August 2016

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.