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Monsoonal Moisture Brings White Covering To Grand Mesa

At first glance, it appears winter has come early to the Grand Mesa in Western Colorado. The National Weather Service in Grand Junction shared some images from CDOT's webcams on top of Grand Mesa that made us think an extremely rare phenomenon was occurring on the Grand Mesa - snow in July. Of course, that is not the case. The white stuff is actually hail, not snow. Facebook Ben Hooley commented, "Let's load up the sleds and head that way!" Sorry, Ben, we aren't quite ready for winter just yet.
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CBS Denver

Colorado Drought Situation Improves For The First Time In Months

DENVER (CBS4) – Statewide drought at the start of the year eventually became exceptional drought on the Western Slope and no drought on the Front Range. That has been the situation since April but now there is finally improvement in western Colorado. (source: CBS) The weekly drought monitor released Thursday morning showed improvement in all four drought categories (moderate, severe, extreme, and exceptional). It marks the first time since April all categories have seen improvement. Glenwood Springs near the Colorado River Thursday morning. All of Garfield County has extreme or exceptional drought (source: coloradowebcam.net) That being said, a grim situation remains on the Western Slope...
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Colorado StateDurango Herald

Flash flood watch issued for counties across Southwest Colorado

A flash flood watch for parts of Southwest Colorado and southeast Utah has been issued by the National Weather Service until midnight tonight. The watch area encompasses Montezuma County, Ute Mountain Ute tribe, Dolores County, San Miguel County, northern La Plata County, northern and eastern Archuleta County, San Juan County, western Montrose County and San Juan County, Utah.
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Colorado StateDurango Herald

What’s behind a workforce shortage in Southwest Colorado?

“Now hiring” banners are flying along Main Avenue in Durango. Job listings are getting few or zero responses. In Vallecito, a restaurant closed because of short staffing. La Plata County business owners are worried about a workforce shortage. Colorado’s economy seems to be rebounding faster than the United States overall....
La Plata County, CODurango Herald

Rains damage, washout La Plata County roads

Heavy rains Tuesday night washed out fences, culverts and downed trees near the Durango-La Plata County Airport. The downpour washed out a culvert on County Road 309-A near the Durango-La Plata County Airport, and it will be closed for several days for repair work. As of Wednesday morning, La Plata...
Archuleta County, COweather.gov

Flash Flood Watch issued for Southwest San Juan Mountains by NWS

Effective: 2021-07-29 12:00:00 MDT Expires: 2021-07-30 00:00:00 MDT Urgency: Expected Severity: Severe Certainty: Possible Instruction: You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued. Target Area: Southwest San Juan Mountains FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON MDT TODAY THROUGH MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING The Flash Flood Watch continues for * A portion of southwest Colorado, including the following area, Southwest San Juan Mountains. * From Noon MDT today through this evening. * Monsoonal moisture remains entrenched over portions of southwestern Colorado. This will lead to multiple rounds of afternoon thunderstorms capable of producing heavy rainfall. Several areas have received heavy rainfall the past few days and additional amounts could lead to excess runoff and localized flash flooding. Rainfall amounts of a half to one inch in a short duration will exacerbate flooding concerns in the watch area. The Flash Flood Watch continues for * A portion of southwest Colorado, including the following area, Southwest San Juan Mountains. * From Friday afternoon through Friday evening. * Monsoonal moisture remains entrenched over portions of southwestern Colorado. This will lead to multiple rounds of afternoon thunderstorms capable of producing heavy rainfall. Several areas have received heavy rainfall the past few days and additional amounts could lead to excess runoff and localized flash flooding. Rainfall amounts of a half to one inch in a short duration will exacerbate flooding concerns in the watch area.
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