UPDATE: Flash flood watch issued for most of Colorado

A flash flood watch has been issued for most of the state of Colorado, including all of the state's major cities and major burn scars, through Wednesday evening.

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Detailed Forecast

Tonight:  The Flash Flood Watch will stay in effect overnight even though the storms won't be quite as widespread overnight.  Some of the storms will that linger overnight will be capable of producing heavy rainfall and any storms that move over burn scars or saturated areas will be capable of producing flash flooding.  The majority of the storms overnight will be located across the eastern plains.  Lows will once again cool to the lower to middle 60s for the plains and into the upper 40s and lower 50s for the mountains.

Tomorrow:  Expect a cloudy, rainy and cool Wednesday.  There will be low clouds and areas of patchy fog in the morning, with those conditions lasting (for some) into the afternoon.  While there may be some light rain in the morning, the heavy-rain producing storms should hold off until the afternoon.  Another round of slow moving and heavy rain producing storms will roll through the area during the afternoon, and could prompt more flooding concerns.  That being said, the Flash Flood Watch will remain in effect until 6PM for most of southern Colorado.  High temperatures will be on the cool side, with high temperatures hit early on in the day.  Many areas will only hit highs in the 60s and 70s.

Extended: Storms will be more scattered in nature on Thursday, and they will not be as numerous.  However, heavy rain will still be possible which means the potential for flash flooding still still exist.  Temperatures will gradually warm up and conditions will gradually dry out as we head into the weekend.  Despite this trend, temperatures will still remain well below average for this time of year.

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Flash Flood Preparedness

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The Waldo Canyon Fire has dramatically increased the probability of flash flooding in Ute Pass, Manitou Springs and portions of western Colorado Springs. Home owners and business owners along drainages coming off the Waldo Canyon Burn Scar need to take precautions to protect your family, staff and customers, as well as your property, from the expected flash flooding.

Things to Do:

Sign up for emergency alerts through the National Weather Service, Nixle or E-911.

http://www.weather.gov/subscribe http://www.nixle.com/ http://www.elpasoteller911.org/

  • • Create an emergency plan in case of flash flooding.
  • • Designate a family meeting place in case of disaster.
  • • Build a 72-Hour Emergency Kit.
  • • Do you know your kids’ school’s flash flood plan?
  • • Does you work place have a flash flood plan?
  • • Good customer service means having an emergency plan that includes your customers.
  • • If the Flash Flood Warning Siren goes off in Manitou Springs, seek higher ground.
  • • Don’t drive or walk through flooded streets or low lying areas.
  • • Get Flood Insurance now.
  • • Keep an eye on the weather. If it looks like it might rain, keep informed with Stormtracker 13.


NOAA Alerts

  • • Flood Watch means there is potential for flooding.
  • • Flood Advisory means minor flooding expected.
  • • Flood Warning means damaging or threatening flooding expected.

For More information go to the Emergency Preparedness page on the El Paso County website: http://adm.elpasoco.com/emprep/Pages/default.aspx

CLICK HERE for the El Paso County Flash Flood Awareness Brochure.


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Colorado Springs

Normal High:84°
Normal Low:57°
Record High: 96° in 2006
Record Low: 48° in 2009
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Record Low: 50° in 1994
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