Precipitation news: Monsoon rains expected today, flash flood warnings issued through tonight (July 7, 2012) #Monsoon

Click here to go to the Colorado Flood Threat Portal for the latest forecasts and flooding information. They’ll update later this morning.

From the Montrose Daily Press (Mike Easterling):

As of 5 p.m. Thursday, Montrose had received 0.44 inches of precipitation at the automated weather reporting station at Montrose Regional Airport. That was good news for the Uncompahgre Valley and surrounding mountains, as Montrose had received only trace amounts of precipitation in May and June, Colton said. The last time Montrose had received measurable precipitation was in April, when 0.16 inches of rain fell on April 26. Other parts of the city fared even better. Colton said an NWS spotter one mile east-southeast of Montrose reported 0.57 inches of rain in a half hour.

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