Vail, CO

55°F / 12.8°C
Light Rain
Humidity: 86%
Dew Point: 51°F / 11°C
Wind: West at 9 mph / 14.5 km/h
Wind Gust: 17.0 mph / 27.4 km/h
Pressure: 30.07 in / 1018 hPa (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
Clouds: Overcast (OVC) : 6000 ft / 1828 m
Yesterday's Maximum: -
Yesterday's Minimum: -
UV: 4 out of 16
Sunrise:6:02 AM MDT
Sunset:8:21 PM MDT
Moon Rise:8:40 AM MDT
Moon Set:9:35 PM MDT
Moon Phase Waxing Crescent
NOAA Weather Radio
METAR KLXV 291953Z AUTO 28005KT 10SM -RA OVC060 12/09 A3051 RMK AO2 RAB35 SLP182 P0000 T01220089
As of: 1:56 PM MDT on July 29, 2014
Observed at: RAWS DOWD JUNCTION CO US, Vail, CO

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Forecast

Today
tstorms
70° | 41°F
21° | 5°C
Wednesday
chancetstorms
59° | 45°F
15° | 7°C
Thursday
chancetstorms
66° | 43°F
19° | 6°C
Today is forecast to be
Cooler than yesterday.
Flash Flood Watch in effect through this evening...
Tuesday
Overcast with thunderstorms, then thunderstorms and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.
Tuesday Night
Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain showers. Low of 41F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the SW after midnight. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.6 in. possible.
Wednesday
Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 59F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 45F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.
Thursday
Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 66F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the NW in the afternoon. Chance of rain 30%.
Thursday Night
Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain, then a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 43F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the SE after midnight. Chance of rain 40%.
Friday
Partly cloudy in the morning, then overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.
Friday Night
Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Low of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Saturday
Overcast in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Sunday
Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 73F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Sunday Night
Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 45F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.8 in. possible.
Monday
Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 70F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Monday Night
Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.
Tuesday
Clear. High of 68F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 15 mph.
Tuesday Night
Clear. Low of 43F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 15 mph.
Wednesday
Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.
Wednesday Night
Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.
Thursday
Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Thursday Night
Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.
Friday
Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.
Saturday
Clear. High of 66F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Saturday Night
Clear. Low of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph.
As of: 3:00 PM MDT on July 29, 2014 from station KCOFRISC6
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Scientific Forecaster Discussion

Warnings & Notices

Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 7:26 am MDT on July 29, 2014

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect from noon MDT today
through this evening...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of Colorado and Utah... including the following
areas... in Colorado... Animas river basin... central Colorado
River Basin... central Gunnison and Uncompahgre River basin...
central Yampa River basin... Debeque to Silt Corridor...
Elkhead and park mountains... Flattops... Gore and Elk
Mountains/Central Mountain valleys... Grand Valley... grand and
Battlement mesas... lower Yampa River basin... northwest San
Juan Mountains... Paradox Valley/lower Dolores River... Roan and
Tavaputs plateaus... San Juan River basin... southwest San Juan
Mountains... Uncompahgre Plateau and Dallas Divide... upper
Gunnison River Valley... upper Yampa River basin and west Elk
and Sawatch mountains. In Utah... arches/Grand Flat... eastern
Uinta Basin... eastern Uinta Mountains... La Sal and Abajo
Mountains and Tavaputs plateau.

* From noon MDT today through this evening

* flash flooding is possible this afternoon and evening due to
heavy rainfall from monsoonal moisture and another disturbance
that will move across northern and central Colorado and Utah.
Storms will also be slow moving further increasing flash
flooding risks.

* Debris and mud flows will be possible especially near old burn
scars. Normally dry washes and small streams may fill rapidly.

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.



Cuoco


Record Report

Statement as of 4:00 am MDT on July 29, 2014

... Record daily rainfall in Grand Junction...

As of 4:00 am Tuesday morning, 0.75 inches of rain has fallen at the
Grand Junction regional Airport. This sets a new record for daily
rainfall received on July 29 in Grand Junction, breaking the
previous record of 0.72 inches from 1908.


Local Storm Report



07/29/2014 0900 am

6 miles W of Aspen, Pitkin County.

Heavy rain m0.96 inch, reported by cocorahs.


            24 hour rainfall



Public Information Statement

Statement as of 1:26 PM MDT on July 29, 2014

The following are preliminary 24 hour precipitation reports from
western Colorado and eastern Utah, ending around 8 am Tuesday.
Rainfall amounts are in inches.


Western Colorado and eastern Utah 24 hour stations:

Aspen, 0.65.
Cortez, 0.23.
Durango, 0.10.
Grand Junction, 0.76.
Montrose, 0.61.
Rifle, 0.22.
Canyonlands Airport, 0.47.


Official climate stations of western colorado:

Black Canyon National Park, 0.33.
2 miles southwest of Collbran, 0.44.
Colorado National Monument, 0.55.
Cortez, 0.20.
Crested Butte, 0.43.
3 miles east of Delta, 0.12.
Durango, 1.60.
17 miles west of Glade Park, 0.72.
3 miles southwest of Gunnison, 0.16.
Mesa Verde National Park, 1.21.
Montrose #2, 0.53.
Ouray, 0.35.
Palisade, 0.71.
1 mile southwest of Paonia, 0.28.
2 miles north of Paradox, 0.71.
Ridgway, 0.42.
Shoshone, 0.58.


Official climate stations of eastern utah:

Arches National Park Headquarters, 0.45.
Canyonlands-the neck district, 0.51.


Unofficial stations:

Collbran, 0.39.
5 miles south of Durango, 0.23.
5 miles northwest of Hotchkiss, 0.27.
1 mile east of Mesa, 0.30.
6 miles south of Mesa, 1.12.
Castle Valley, 0.14.
4 miles northeast of Cedaredge, 0.32.
9 miles south of Durango, 0.31.
5 miles northwest of Mack, 0.14.
15 miles west of Montrose, 0.28.


Climate reference network sites of western colorado:

8 miles southeast of Cortez, 0.41.
11 miles northeast of Montrose, 0.34.

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Colorado

... La Plata County...
   5 WSW Durango 0.98 700 am 7/29 24 hour rainfall

... Mesa County...
   3 se Redlands 2.12 730 am 7/29 24 hour precipitation
   3 NNE Skyway 1.32 700 am 7/29 24 hour rainfall
   1 WSW Grand Junction 1.13 800 am 7/29 24 hour rainfall
   2 ESE Redlands 1.01 700 am 7/29 24 hour rainfall
   Grand Junction 0.75 410 am 7/29 law enforcement
   3 SSE Redlands 0.71 637 am 7/29 trained spotter

... Montezuma County...
   Arriola 0.90 521 am 7/29 48 hour rainfall

... Pitkin County...
   6 W Aspen 0.96 900 am 7/29 24 hour rainfall


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