A FLASH FLOOD WATCH will go into effect on Tuesday afternoon for most of Southern Colorado. Daytime heating and moisture will combine with a disturbance moving through Colorado to develop numerous thunderstorms. Any one of them will be more than capable of producing very heavy rain. Burn scars and areas that have seen recent heavy rain will be under the greatest risk for flash flooding. The 11 Breaking Weather Team will be tracking this threat all day for you.
A young Marine killed while fighting in Iraq is being remembered as a patriot and a leader who lived life with voracity. Some 350 mourners packed First Methodist Church in Alamosa, Colorado, this morning for the funeral of Corporal Randal Kent Rosacker.
The 21-year-old was one of ten Marines killed March 23rd in fierce fighting near the Iraqi city of An Nasiriyah. Rosacker was buried with full military honors including a 21-gun salute from the Marine Air Control Squadron at Buckley Air Force Base.
Rosacker was born in Alamosa and grew up in San Diego. He spent summers and Christmas holidays in the Alamosa area and asked to be buried there if anything happened. Family members say he hoped to someday return to Colorado for good.