A Flash Flood Watch for Fort Collins and Parts of Colorado Today
A very moist airmass remains in place across our state while 1 to 4 inches of very heavy rain has falled in the past several days. This has left soil saturated.
There is a flash flood watch from 11am through evening today for Fort Collins and many areas of Colorado. This is a WATCH not a WARNING. A flashflood watch
means that flash flooding is possible…but not imminent…within the watch area. People
in the watch area should keep an eye on the weather and be prepared for immediate action, should heavy rains and flash flooding occur…OR if a flash flood warning is issued. ——————————————————————————–
…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM MDT THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DENVER HAS ISSUED A * FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL COLORADO…NORTH CENTRAL COLORADO AND NORTHEAST COLORADO…INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS…IN CENTRAL COLORADO…SOUTHERN FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS. IN NORTH CENTRAL COLORADO…NORTHERN FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS. IN NORTHEAST COLORADO…BOULDER/WESTERN DENVER SUBURBS…CASTLE ROCK/PALMER DIVIDE…FORT COLLINS VICINITY/NORTHWEST WELD COUNTY AND DENVER/SOUTHERN/NORTHERN/EASTERN DENVER SUBURBS. * FROM 11 AM MDT THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING * THE FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS…INCLUDING THE FIRE BURNS OF FOUR MILE AND HIGH PARK WILL BE VERY SUSCEPTIBLE TO FLASH FLOODING TODAY. A VERY MOIST AIRMASS REMAINS IN PLACE ACROSS COLORADO WHILE VERY HEAVY RAINFALL OF 1 TO 4 INCHES HAVE FALLEN IN THE PAST SEVERAL DAYS. THIS HAS LEFT SOILS SATURATED AND ANY ADDITIONAL RAINFALL WILL QUICKLY LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. * RAINFALL RATES UP TO 2 INCHES IN LESS THAN AN HOUR WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THE STRONGER STORMS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.