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.
The patchwork of agreements among 46 of Colorado's 64 counties
is designed to help local, state and federal firefighters unite to
attack a wildfire quickly. But local fire officials say it's
fragmented and fails to provide key information. Federal
firefighting officials at the Pueblo dispatch center say they don't
even use the state information.
Boulder Fire Chief Larry Donner says Colorado has been able to
get by with the system before quick population growth in recent
years. But he says it's time for a change.
The Colorado State Forest Service, which manages the system,
plans to evaluate it this fall.